Fireworks

DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

The Australian Pink Floyd Show - 'Exposed In The Light' http://mail.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/cb/d1/12/3204_theaustralianpinkfloydshowexposedinthelight_1359406781.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     January 28, 2013    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
7809   0   1   0   0   0

Gives you a chance to relive the majesty of a Floyd concert.

Initially the idea of a tribute band recording a concert DVD seemed a bit strange to me, but one of my PR contacts asked if I’d review it as he felt I would be fair and honest, owing to my reputation for saying what I think! I’m probably well positioned to write such a review because while I fully respect Pink Floyd’s talents and success and I am familiar with a fair number of their songs, at no point would I ever profess to being a “fan”. As such, I’m less likely to draw unfavourable comparisons to the real thing.

The first thing I need to do is obliterate the “tribute band” tag I so unfairly assumed. The fact of the matter is The Australian Pink Floyd Show is an authentic recreation that began in clubs in 1988, built up and has ridden on the back of success in the form of over 3 million tickets sold and world tours, including a date booked at the 02 Arena here in the UK next year. From the very moment ‘In The Flesh’ opens proceedings it’s clear the ten piece band are as impressive as the superb light show. With three lead vocalists they can confidently select music from any era of Floyd’s catalogue and cope admirably. This is highlighted with them travelling all the way back to the late Syd Barrett’s era with a spectacular ‘Astronomy Domine’ while including ‘High Hopes’ from Floyd’s last album ‘The Division Bell’. The band have made every effort to bring a psychedelic element to some of the older material, while still embracing all the smoke, lasers and lights that make Floyd such a well known live attraction in subsequent years.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


The performances are interspersed with interviews and backstage footage which help illustrate what a gargantuan undertaking the tour is – a staggering array of equipment, computers, lights, effects and crew are revealed and it’s obvious as much care has gone into the visual side as well as the audio. Despite including three songs from the monstrous ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’, I realised the majority of Floyd songs I know well, such as ‘Another Brick in The Wall’, ‘Run Like Hell’ or ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ aren’t even on the DVD – only ‘Comfortably Numb’ from my list of well-known Floyd tracks appears. This is a show that wants to recreate the feel of Pink Floyd, not just go out and play “the hits”.

After watching the DVD I understood exactly why The Australian Pink Floyd Show has been so successful. With the real thing forever etched in the annals of rock history, this show, put together by true aficionados, gives you a chance to relive the majesty of a Floyd concert – or, for younger fans, experience the closest thing to it. I’m sure some Floyd die hards will find fault somewhere, but for me, I thought it was a show of the highest calibre.

James Gaden

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  July 2020  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
    1  2  3  4  5
  6  7  8  9101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 3 weeks, 2 days ago
  • Rocktopia Te : @kbm1983: Currently, all orders have to be be processed manually. This could take a few hours. Sorry for the delay, you shoulkd have received a mail containing download instructions by now. @ all: Pls. do not worry in case you see a PayPal transaction error message. Your order was received, pls. do not order the magazine twice. Many thanks for your understanding!
  • kbm1983 : Hi, I bought #91 earlier today but its still not in my downloads. Can you check it out please. Thanks!
  • Rocktopia Te : @ Man Shaped Wolf: You should have received a mail containing download instructions yesterday. Sorry for the delay!
  • Man Shaped W : Hey, same as defron but for 91 :) excited to read our review
  • Berny : @Defron: Can you pls. check your mail? Many thanks, B. :)
  • Defron : Hi guys. Bought #90 couples of hours ago but still not in my downloads . Can you check pls regards Ro
  • Berny : @SoCal Rocker: Welcome back! There are 50 free issues of Fireworks Magazine for you (and of course all other Rocktopians) to download. Check out the news on the frontpage. Stay happy, safe & healthy. Best wishes to California!
  • SoCal Rocker : Hello from Burbank CA, I had to change my name and PW. How's anyone doing?
  • Rocktopia Te : @davidputnam: Could you please check your email? Many thanks & best regards, RT
  • davidnputnam : I ordered 86 - 90 and received paypal receipt, but cant find in downloads. Please advise.
  • davidnputnam : I ordered 86 - 90, but cant find in Downloads. i have the paypal receipt.
  • Berny : @rarock: Glad we were able to sort this out. Thanks for your purchase!
  • rarock : Hi there. I have similar problem with Issue 90, payed by Paypal, but doesnt show in Orders or in Downloads. Thanks for help
  • KI2000 : Thanks Fireworks Magazine and Rocktopia!
  • Hysteria : WOW! Thanks to the Fireworks Team for this AMAZING offer. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!! \m/ \m/
  • Rocktopia Te : Check out the Fireworks Magazine Corona quarantine give - away!
  • Johns Band : Royal Hunt new concept album in the works to be released in 2020.
  • Berny : @WardyS1: I will contact you by e - mail.
  • WardyS1 : Hi. Also purchased 90 couple days back but not in my orders have receipt. Cannot find an email to contact instead link sorry
  • Rocktopia Te : @tomandpam: Hope this is now sorted and you were able to download the magazine
  • tomandpam : I ordered a download of #90 and it's not in my orders and I have the PayPal receipt. Can you help with this? Thanks
  • Berny : @zom414: Apologies for my late reply. Could you please contact me directly at «email» ? Many thanks in advance!
  • zom414 : Trying to change my password but the security question won't accept my answer, can you help?
  • SeaDog57 : just an observation. I just got Issue 89 at the Bookstore and when i looked at the spine of the magazine it says "Fireworks Issue 85 Winter Jan - Mar 2019" Was this a misprint? The rest of the Magazine is Issue 89. Was just wondering did anyone else notice this?
  • Berny : Apologies! Magazine can now be accessed from your download section. Best wishes, B.
  • Berny : @Martykelly: We're sorry
  • Martykelly : Just purchased issue 89 hoping its going to be in my download soon.
  • Johns Band : Will "Watch & Listen" music videos make a comeback. Just order H.E.A.T. "Live In London" CD.
  • Berny : @the trapps: Apologies for the delay in processing your order. The magazine is now available in your downloads section.
  • the trapps : waiting for the issue 89 which we purchased to be in our downloads section ???

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site