Michael sounds excellent throughout this video, and his band is just great. the bass player, as weird as he may look to some, is really good. His (the bass player, Rev.'s) solo on Into the Arena proves that he fits right in to this band, one listen will prove that to any non-jealous/bitter listener. The singing and the drums are quite good as well. The singer isn't exactly Graham Bonnet (uh..how many ARE?) but he sounds fine to me. I would think that ANY fan of Michael Schenker and/or great Rock guitar would LOVE this disc as much as I do. The interview at the end is pleasingly long and detailed, and I was thrilled to hear such an influential artist talk about his life and works.
Though I would have loved to have had some Walk on Water material on this, as well as the often excellent material from the more recent solo albums, it's hard to argue with the older songs being done up on a dazzlingly lit up stage.
I thought that the listed price on this DVD was actually kind of LOW for so much music AND an interview, etcetera. I feel like Michael's not getting properly compensated for his contribution to music. Not to mention the fact that this disc proves that he's far and away one of the top five guitar players in the Rock/Metal world today.
I've played guitar for twenty one years, and I have not hesitated to tell my students to grab this DVD for their introduction to Michael Schenker. Kids like to have "video" with their music, and this disc provides both, in spades. It say s a lot FOR this video that I would recommend it over what I used to for Michael's experience (used to be Assault Attack and Strangers in the Night).
I have a bad feeling that the negative, completely unrealistic reviews of this disc were written by failed, bitter guitar players with an axe to grind that couldn't stand up to five minutes of Michael's playing. Take that to heart, people. This DVD ROCKS, and features some great playing by someone whom is quite rightly still regarded as among the top ten best OF ALL TIME.
~ This review was posted on amazon.com, so all apologies for any of the board members here whom may have posted a negative review of this awesome DVD on that site.