Over The Years And Through The Woods [DVD] review by Queens of the Stone Age

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  • Released: Nov 22, 2005
  • Sound: 9
  • Content: 10
  • Production Quality: 8
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.1 (72 votes)
Queens of the Stone Age: Over The Years And Through The Woods [DVD]

Sound — 9
Despite complaints of muddy sound at the venue this was filmed at, the sound quality on the main feature of this DVD is really very good. Since this is Queens Of The Stone Age, they can't play any of the songs as they are on the albums, No One Knows for example has a lengthy addition between verses. This kind of thing makes their live shows fantastic.

Content — 10
Besides playing all the classics, this concert was the first public outing of The Fun Machine Took a Shit and Died, a track that harkens back to classic Queens and Desert Sessions and is a real treat for the QOTSA faithful. There's tons of old Queens present too, we see clips of a naked Nick Oliveri destroying his bass at a festival along with Dave Grohl in the studio and on tour. There's appearences from ZZ Top legend Billy Gibbons and ex. Screaming Tree Mark Lanegan. All in all there's plenty of content on offer here from all four QOTSA albums and rarer non album songs.

Production Quality — 8
I would have preferred to see the concert without all the scenes of the Queens messing around in different cities on tour or clips in between songs but that's purely a matter of taste and doesn't detract from the music. The production is fairly slick.

Overall Impression — 9
This is the only QOTSA DVD available, and it compares favourably to the countless bootlegs available. That said, if you're after a specific (non London 2005) gig then you would probably prefer to trawl the internet to try and find a video of that one than this particular gig. Given the lineup changes, concerts from another QOTSA era might be more to your taste, but this DVD does contain plenty of older material in the bonus section. All in all a great buy for a fan, and a good reminder of how great they were live this year!

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