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Procol Harum - Live (DVD) Special Edition

Procol Harum - Live (DVD)This Procol Harum Live DVD was originally released in 2002 and is of a concert recorded in Copenhagen in 2001.  The Concert and bonus Rehearsal footage remains the same visually so rather than reiterate our original review (see Review) here, only the differences between the 2002 release and this special 2005 edition will be covered.

This version drops the the bandís family tree, discography, the rehearsal footage and current band members biographies.  In its place is more sound options, including Dolby Stereo and our personal favourite, DTS.

Bearing in mind that the recording of the concert took place in 2001, the 5.1 soundtrack could not and cannot be faulted (this version is remixed by the way), but in our opinion, the DTS option boosts the sound and opens it up just that little bit further on our equipment.

A newly designed DVD cover and embossed cardboard slipcase distinguishes this release from the original.

Technical Aspects

Picture and sound quality are excellent. 

Package features

The DVD has a fully animated menu from which can be accessed the audio options, the full main feature, individual songs and the rehearsal footage, which in turn has a song selection option.

The DVD sleeve provides full track listings of both the featured gig and the rehearsal footage.

The DVD is multi-region will play on both NTSC and PAL players, 4:3 screen ratio, with Dolby© Digital 5.1, Dolby Stereo and DTS soundtrack options.  The total running time including extras is 150 minutes.

Summary

Procol Harum's Gary Brooker proves that both he and the band are every bit as cool as they were when they first hit international fame in the late 60's and the Live DVD, whichever version you choose will not disappoint. With this special edition costing a mere 60 pence or so more than the original release and both individually costing under a tenner there is no need to wait for a birthday or Christmas as an excuse.

Jem Jedrzejewski

www.procolharum.com

Classic Pictures Entertainment website

 

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