five albums, three EP’s and two singles Rhapsody is back with a live
album. Actually I am not a big fan of live albums, the two best live
albums in my book was released in the mid-eighties by Iron Maiden
“Live after Death” and Scorpions “World Wide Live”.
in Canada – The Dark Secret” was funnily enough recorded in
Montreal, Canada, when Rhapsody was on tour with Manowar on the "Demons,
Dragons and Warrior’s World Tour". “Live in Canada”
contains tracks from all of the Rhapsody albums except from the debut album
“Legendary Tales”, I don’t know why great tracks such as “Land
or “Rage of the winter” didn’t make it on to the album.
except for the above-mentioned songs “Live in Canada”
contains all the essential Rhapsody hits, such as “Unholy Warcry”,
“Wisdom of the Kings”, “The Village of the Dwarves” &
“Dawn of Victory” etc.
sound on “Live in Canada”
is just exceptional, but isn’t that always the case with stuff
produced by Sascha Paeth?
is certainly one of the best live albums I have listened to in the last
decade, only one problem it’s too damn short.
limited edition of “Live in Canada”
comes with a bonus DVD, with behind the scenes material and the complete
album in 5.1 Surround sound.