Megadeth – That One Night: Live In Buenos Aires (DVD-Video)
C+ Sound: C+ Extras: C- Concert: C+
has been charting since 1988 and in some ways, you can already think of them as
an older or oldies group. Somehow, Dave
Mustaine has managed to keep the band going despite mixed critical response
because he has if nothing else been consistent.
That One Night: Live In Buenos
Aires is a concert from 10/9/05 that they decided to tape and though the
performance is fairly good, this concert version is not. The tracks include:
1) Blackmail The Universe
2) Set The Word Afire
3) Wake Up Dead
4) In My Darkest Hour
5) She Wolf
6) Reckoning Day
7) A Tout Le Monde
8) Hangar 18/Return To Hangar
9) I’ll Be There
10) Tornado Of Souls
12) Something That I’m Not
13) Kick The Chair
14) Coming Home
15) Symphony Of Destruction
16) Peace Sells
17) Holy Wars
least one song is named after a Darren McGavin film. However, this concert just done not quite
capture the band at their best, though their actual playing is not bad. The problem is with the technical performance
on this disc and is something fans and home theater owners will want to know
about. Read on below for more.
anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image can be colorful, but lacks depth and
detail despite apparently being shot in 1080i HD, though an HD-DVD version
would make for an interesting comparison.
However, that cannot save the issues with the Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby
5.1 and DTS 5.1, all of which have problems because the singing vocals are
substandard. It is one thing not to hear
anyone singing because music is loud, but this is a poor mix any way you cut it
and whoever recorded and/or mixed this blew it.
Oddly, the bonus version of Symphony
Of Destruction track has better DTS and Dolby than the whole concert and is
the only extra here, listed as having an alternate mix. How right they were.
- Nicholas Sheffo