Grateful Dreams Remastered Series #134

CD ONE

Intro
A Nightmare To Remember (With Mikael Akerfeldt)
The Mirror
Lie
Keyboard Spot
Prophets Of War
Wither
The Dance Of Eternity (Including Percussive Nation)

CD TWO

Take The Time
The Count Of Tuscany

Bigelf

The Evils Of Rock & Roll
Hydra
Blackball (with Mike Portnoy)
Money Medley

 

CD THREE

Opeth

Windowpane
The Lotus Eater
Reverie / Harlequin Forest
April Ethereal
Deliverance
Hex Omega

Audio Source : al_thfc
Mastering : BobS
Cover Art : R. Beardsley
Some Images Used Under Stock License

"Pounding London"
October 10, 2009
Wembley Arena - London, UK
(GDT-R134)

Sign up : 11/3/2010
Tree Closes : 11/18/2010
Public Release : 1/18/2011


GRADE : B

ANAMOLIES :
Slight phasing thoughout. Most noticeable phasing throughout ANTR and The Mirror
Audience noise around the taper. Some talking noticeable during low points of songs. Not distracting
Audible sing along during the choruses of Lie

MASTERING NOTES :
Here we are, at the 12th and final release of 2010. I was a bit worried when I noticed that this was recorded with the R-09HR internal mics. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this recording. I don’t know if was due to the mics or the 48/96 recording, but this is a good sounding show with more than one performance surprise. All the bands sound to be in very good spirits for this show. The only slight I would give this show, is that it sounds a little airy. This would be due to the mics, but it’s not that distracting. As usual for this tour, the FOH used way too much reverb on the vocals for DT, and the Opeth performance is sometimes muddy. Once the crowd stopped talking during Bigelf their set sounded fantastic.

TAPERS COMMENTS :
This was a fun show, with Opeth's Mikael Akerfeldt making a guest appearance on 'A Nightmare to Remember', also the 'Percussive Nation' jam featuring MP + all 3 support band's drummers. The general level of performance was among the best I have experienced from the band. The show's duration was approx 90 minutes, as are all DT sets on this tour.

Opeth warmed us up nicely for DT, after the pleasant surprise that was BigElf. Mikael Akerfeldt's banter between songs continues to amuse, and the musicianship was excellent as usual. Their sound mix seemed quite clear and uncluttered.

BONUS CONTENT :
Mikael Akerfeldt's comments between songs should be bonus enough :)

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