Released: 2006, MTM Music/Zink Music
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
This DVD is a live recording taken from TNT’s show in Madrid, Spain when they were out supporting last year’s studio album ALL THE WAY TO THE SUN. Singer Tony Harnell left the band shortly after this DVD was shot, and this concert is Harnell and TNT’s second-to-last show. The recording was done on the 6th of April somewhere in Madrid. The venue isn’t indicated, which in my opinion is a negative thing since it’s always fun to know where the gig took place.
The show was filmed at what seems to be a small, intimate club with a small stage on which Harnell runs around throughout the show. TNT seems to be in a great mood and the energy is at the top. The crowd is ecstatic; they sing along with every song and follow Harnell’s every instruction. Something a bit embarrassing about this gig is that the band used pre-recorded choirs that back up Harnell, and that unfortunately takes away a bit of the live feeling. The DVD shows a lot of shots of the happy crowd, which is fun to see; it’s also filmed at every type of angle and the entire camera, lighting, and sound crews should be given credit for their great work.
The 15-song setlist is going to make all the dedicated TNT fans more than happy. Altogether, the show lasts for 85 minutes. As bonus material on my promo copy there are three clips where the band performs “Everyone’s a Star” at the Sweden Rock Festival, “She Needs Me” from a show at Rockefeller Music Hall in Olso, Norway, as well as an autograph session at the Deep Impact Festival all from 2004. There’s a lot more bonus stuff available on the retail DVD. In addition to being filmed for a DVD, the Madrid gig was also recorded for a live CD that’s also avaliable now.LIVE IN MADRID is a safe buy and a good gift for TNT fans. It’s a great way of saying goodbye to the great lead singer Tony Harnell.