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Review: Edguy - Burning Down The Opera - Live (Promo)
Burning Down The Opera - Live (Promo)

Label: AFM Records
Year released: 2003
Duration: 66:47
Tracks: 11
Genre: Power Metal


Review online: July 23, 2003
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 4.5/5 (90%) (6 Votes)

I debated how to list the tracks on this. I have to list this as a 'Promo' because the full CD is not on here. The regular album is a 2-disc set with 16 tracks and clocks in at over 100 minutes of music. I decided I would have to be fair and review the material I have and not anything else.

I'm not a huge Edguy fan to begin with. I like them OK, and some of their songs have really grabbed me, but for the most part they're too generic to get me excited. Also bear in mind that I have little use for live albums. I guess I was the wrong guy to send this to. But despite my biases, this is still not bad. As I have not followed Edguy, I cannot say how well-chosen the setlist is, but all the songs seem to be pretty good. The band sounds good and tight, and Tobias Sammet sounds great. The production on this CD is really great, with amazingly clear sound for a live recording.

I guess if you're an Edguy fan, this would be the shit. Me, I can't get any more excited about this than I can about any of their studio recordings, which leave me lukewarm at best. This sounds like a perfectly good live album to me, and if Edguy are your thing, you should love it. It's not likely to convert anyone else, but that's not what live albums are for, is it?

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