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Star One - Live On Earth (CD/DVD) CD (album) cover


Star One


Progressive Metal

4.24 | 54 ratings

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3 stars 2.5

Lucassen's studio production is characterized by a near perfect production. He masters all elements at hand in a studio. Unfortunately, live performances do not allow that much cooking, so the engineers have to work with their own resources on stage. This is noticed in Live on Earth. The recording has some deficiencies, and the band doesn't get close to the studio works. The choral singing that is so relevant in Lucassen's sound in studio albums, in which invited singers and female choirs dress the themes to perfection, is incomprehensibly poorly used here and the live performance gets downgraded. Also the characteristic wall of sound that blasts the air in our rooms when listening to the different Lucassen's projecs is not well achieved and the flavor is like many other rock bands playing live. Some guitar riffs leave a lot of empty space in the background and they sound as interludes instead of climax. Things go better in CD2 that mostly includes Ayreon themes, that's why I rounded it up to 3 stars. Although the brilliance of the collection makes one think that the attendants to the concerts had a great time over there, this album is not the best choice for headphone or air play. You better go to the studio work.

poito | 3/5 |


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