Rudi Pell - Live Over Europe
(SPV - 2007)
Well just as it says, the exceptional
guitarist and his band live in concert in Europe which I am presuming for DVD
1 is a performance at the Rock Hard Festival at Gelsenkirchen, Germany on May
Sound production is impeccably brilliant and the band are bang on form with ex-Hardline frontman, Johnny Geolli taking no prisoners and is as powerful as hell in the vocal dept. Highlight include 'Strong As A Rock'; 'Tear Down The Walls'; 'Mystica'; 'The Temple Of The King' and 'Fool Fool'.
Love the soloing section between the keyboardist and Axel, where the kb stand is slung over making the montrous thing like a guitr - man that must be heavy. Plenty of great old school Metal of the Malmsteen/Purple/Saxon variety (for those of you who are new to A.R.P).
You even get to enjoy many of the set lists songs again at a variety of other shows with major highlights being 'Carousel' (with a mouthwatering keyboard solo) from Z7 Prattein, Switzerland on June 6th, 2005 and 'Call Her Princess' from Graspop Metal Meeting, Belgium, June 25th, 2005.
Would like to see this live over here but regrettable it ain't very often we are graced with supreme quality in our parts.
By Glenn Milligan