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From Glitzine by Johnny H.
This DVD comes hot on the heels of Live Nation’s successful soundboard series of CD’s more commonly know as “Instant Live”, and is a veritable nirvana (excuse the pun) for fans of “The Cult” as it gives you the chance to catch the band up close, minus overdubs, in a sweaty theatre. Filmed in High Definition and partly shot by fans this release captures “The Cult” live at The Fillmore East, at the end of their 2006 US tour. With much of the set list unchanged in format and content across the whole of this tour, this 17 track DVD captures the band largely as they were when this tour hit the UK in the September of the same year. One thing you have to be aware of with this DVD, the third official release from “The Cult” is that it fails to deliver where their previous DVD outputs have excelled. This package comes with a minimalist presentation and with a poorly balanced soundboard mix that simply doesn’t go anywhere doing the bands powerhouse live delivery no justice. But for completists of “The Cult” (like myself) this is essential stuff. This set is both heavy on nostalgia and heavy on the aforementioned drum and vocal mix. The touring house band of John Tempesta (drums), Mike Dimkitch (guitar), and Chris Wyse (bass) playing perfect foil to the dynamic duo of Duffy and Astbury.