Portnoy, Sheehan, MacAlpine, Sherinian: Live In Tokyo (CD/DVD/Blu-ray)
Studio/Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Released: September 03, 2013
Reviewed: September 01, 2013
Listen up Prog Rock fans, the CD/DVD set of your dreams is about to hit store shelves near you. Drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs, Transatlantic), bassist Billy Sheehan (Talas, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth), guitarist Tony MacAlpine & keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion, Dream Theater, Billy Idol) brought their collective strengths to Japan this past fall.
Live In Tokyo was filmed/recorded on November 14, 2012, at Zepp Tokyo. The result was a 16-track deep cornucopia of the member’s individual highlights. The group unleashed a fierce storm of sonic musicianship on songs such as Shy Boy from Sheehan’s band Talas, MacAlpine’s The Stranger, Sherinian’s Apocalypse 1470 B.C. and Dream Theater’s A Change Of Seasons: The Crimson Sunrise. The DVD and Blu-ray also offer an exclusive peek at this production with a behind-the-scenes featurette.
This 95-minute concert is the first release of material from the PSMS super group. Wider fan bases of Dream Theater, Mr. Big and Black Country Communion will definitely stand up and take notice.
Live In Tokyo is a true tour de force that every prog rock fan will want in their personal DVD and CD library. Trust me: it doesn’t get any better than this.