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TNT
Live In Concert With Trondheim Symphony Orchestra
June 2016
Released: 2014, Indie Records
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: JP

Back in the fall of 2013, the Japanese record label Avalon released TNT’s third DVD called BEST OF TNT WITH TRONDHEIM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. You can read my review of it this month on Metal-Rules. About a year later, Norway’s Indie Records released the concert on CD and as a bonus disc in the jewel case included the hard-to-find DVD. Technically, this is the bands third live album following live albums from Japan in 1992 and Madrid in 2006.



The single Live album is called LIVE IN CONCERT WITH TRONDHEIM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is a nice package with a very attractive gold themed cover art with a new logo that is very cool but pays tribute to the classic TNT logo as well. The eight page booklet has about a dozen photos and a nice essay about the band and concert by Jan Dalhe. The sound is excellent and the orchestra and band integrate together very well. The band also throw in some other musical treats such as some classic staples, ‘Sabre Dance’, Magica Lanterna’ and opening the show ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’. The setlist is also very good with eight of the bands twelve studio albums getting some representation. Mills and Harnell both sound superb and, as expected, LeTekro shreds up a storm. Recorded on June 2, 2012 this is a fine 30th anniversary tribute.



There is one major disadvantage to this live CD. It is an incomplete concert. The original concert ran 90 minutes and the CD is 80 minutes. They obviously cut 10 minutes for space reasons to shrink this down to a single disc. Fortunately they did not cut any songs but they did fade each song out and edited out all of the talking between songs. Normally this might not be a big deal but for this special concert it is a shame because all the introductions and special guests such as Dee Snider are eliminated and these are some of the special elements. Despite this minor flaw it is nice to get this awesome live CD at a good price and have the DVD as a nice bonus feature.



It has been now six years since the last TNT studio album and this live concert fills the gap. If they never make another album, at least they went out on a high note.
Track Listing

1. Fanfare for the Common Man
2. Invisible Noise
3. Substitute
4. Refugee
5. As Far as the Eye Can See
6. Down Hill Racer
7. Intuition
8. Northern Lights
9. Tekro Solo
10. Magica Lanterna
11. Sabre Dance
12. Harley-Davidson
13. USA
14. Eddie
15. June
16. My Religion
17. Everyone's a Star
18. 10,000 Lovers (In One)
19. Seven Seas

Lineup

Dag Ingebrigsten Vocals
Tony Harnell Vocals
Tony Mills Vocals
Bente Smaavik Vocals
Chelsea Wold Vocals
Ronni Le Tekro Guitars
Victor Borge Bass
Roger Gilton Keyboards
Diesel Dahl Drums

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