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Rock For The Rising Sun
Released: 2013, Eagle Vision
Reviewer: Celtic Bob
This is Aerosmith’s first live video in nearly a decade. Filmed back in 2011 in Japan shortly after the country suffered an earthquake, tsunami and a meltdown of a nuclear plant. They were advised to not go to the Country but they insisted and put off some of what has been said were some of the finest shows of their career.
ROCK FOR THE RISING SUN is an amazing glimpse of possibly the greatest Rock n’ Roll band in the world. The live concert intertwined with footage of the band in and around Japan shows the band in a light that we rarely see. From Joe Perry shopping to Steven Tyler talking with fans on the street it shows that they are just regular people like the rest of us. The interview with a Japanese Superfan is very interesting as he explains why Aerosmith are such a great band and that he has seen over 150 shows.
The quality of this is top notch. Audio is well mixed with nothing buried and video is stunningly clear. From a quality aspect everything is near perfect. No issues or complaints about either.
Aerosmith live is nothing short of a religious experience. I had the privilege of finally seeing them live last summer and it was mind-blowing to say the least and this Blu-Ray just brings back some of that feeling. The Toxic Twins are untouchable on stage. They know each other so well that they can tell where and what the other is doing without even looking. Their stage presence is captured as good as video can do here and you witness the interaction with the audience and how they work the crowd into a frenzy. BOth Tyler and Perry are in fine form and just deliver excellent performances of classics like “Toys In The Attic”, “Sweet Emotion” and the ever popular “Walk This Way”. The setlist is filled with deep cuts and not your latter radio ballads which is perfect for Aerofans.
This Blu-Ray is highly recommended for all Aerosmith fans. The only complaint I have is that you cannot watch it as a full, complete concert. All concert releases should feature the FULL, COMPLETE show uninterrupted. Having segments of them shopping and meeting fans mixed in should be left for the ‘Bonus Feature’ section.
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