Back To Budokan [DVD] review by Mr. Big

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  • Released: Nov 17, 2009
  • Sound: 9
  • Content: 9
  • Production Quality: 9
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 10 (12 votes)
Mr. Big: Back To Budokan [DVD]

Sound — 9
Double DVD set recorded during the Next Time Around Tour in 2009. Mr. Big is a Rock supergroup that formed in 1988. The band is a quartet composed of Eric Martin (vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass), and Pat Torpey (drums). The band is noted especially for their excellent musicianship, intense live performances, and well-crafted songs.

Content — 9
Video Listing - DVD1: 01. Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy (The Elecrtic Drill Song) 02. Take Cover 03. Green-Tinted Sixties Mind 04. Alive and Kickin' 05. Next Time Around 06. Hold Your Head Up 07. Just Take My Heart 08. Temperamental 09. It's For You - Mars 10. Pat Torpey Drum Solo 11. Price You Gotta Pay 12. Stay Together 13. Wild World 14. Goin' Where The Wind Blows 15. Take a Walk 16. Paul Gilbert Guitar Solo 17. Paul Gilbert and Billy Sheehan Duo 18. Double Human Capo 19. The Whole World's Gonna Know 20. Promise Her The Moon 21. Rock & Roll Over 22. Billy Sheehan Bass Solo 23. Addicted To That Rush Video Listing - DVD2: 01. Encores 02. To Be With You 03. Colorado Bulldog 04. Smoke On The Water 05. I Love You Japan 06. Baba O'Riley 07. Shyboy. Bonus footage: Next Time Around (videoclip)

Production Quality — 9
Excellent production quality... Warner Music Japan released remastered copies of their four studio albums, which contains two new songs: "Next Time Around", and "Hold Your Head Up". They also have released another live album and DVD entitled "Back to Budokan", which featured their concert in Tokyo, Japan, this 2009. This live performance contains a cover of Beatles' "It's For You" and "Mars", as well as guitar and bass solos by the band, on single and double-neck instruments.

Overall Impression — 9
This DVD features bonus material including an acoustic live performance. Prior to the formation of the group, each of the members already had a reputation of being virtuosos as well as established songwriters. Their songs were often marked with Eric Martin's strong lead vocals, four part band vocal harmonies, and a technical proficiency in all instruments. Their hits include 'To Be With You' (Billboard Hot 100 #1 single in 1991).

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    I love you Mr. Big!! I saw them in Stockholm live 7/9 09 I got one of Paul Gilberts picks from that concert