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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Yes: Symphonic Live
Genre: Stage Performance

Reviewed In Issue 63 (Aug 2002) Of Widescreen Review®

Yes: Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Alan White, Tom Brislin & The European Festival Orchestra Conducted By Wilhelm Keitel

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: 4
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
Disc One of this two-disc set includes the concert and an on-screen animation option. Disc Two adds the

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Eagle Vision
(Catalog Number): EE19009
(MPAA Rating): Not Rated
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(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): DVD-9/DVD-5
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 168
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): No
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2002
(Theatrical Release): No
(Direct-To-Video Release): Yes
(DVD Release Date): 06/18/02
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Aubrey Powell
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Story Synopsis:
Live from Amsterdam during their 2001 tour,

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 1.78:1 DVD offers a concert performance that is quite satisfying. Under the stage lighting, images can appear to be lacking in definition at times, but generally the picture is sharp. Colors are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, vibrant hues, and deep blacks. Minor aliasing problems are occasionally noticed on violin and guitar strings. The smoke blowing across the stage is quite smooth, only occasionally appearing pixelized. (Suzanne Hodges)

The multichannel audio presentations are both quite impressive in terms of fidelity and sheer immersion through aggressive surround envelopment. There is no .1 LFE content, and the center channel seems to be reserved for Jon Anderson's vocals. Still, rather notable deep bass can be noticed in both the front and surround channels. The DTS