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Toto Falling In Between (DVD-Video + CD Set)


Picture: C Sound: B/B- Extras: C/D Concert: C



Toto, the band whose hits streak from 1978 85 still offers songs people talk about, recently had a hit concert on home videos that managed to be popular enough that it was issued in four formats! A 25th Anniversary concert in Amsterdam arrived in CD and three home video formats and showed that Eagle Vision was not just a video company releasing music titles, but a potent mini-major filling in where the major labels have been falling off. Here are the links to the three editions eventually issued of that release:












Captured Live at The Zenith in Paris on March 26, 2007, the band hopes to continue that success with Falling In Between Live now on DVD and separate CD Set. First, the tracks played:


1)     Intro

2)     Falling In Between

3)     King Of The World

4)     Pamela

5)     Bottom Of Your Soul

6)     Caught In The Balance

7)     Don't Chain My Heart

8)     Hold The Line

9)     Stop Loving You

10) I'll Be Over You

11) Cruel

12) Greg Solo

13) Rosanna

14) I'll Supply The Love

15) Isolation

16) Gift Of Faith

17) Kingdom Of Desire/Luke Solo

18) Hydra/Simon Solo

19) Taint Your World

20) Gypsy Train

21) Africa

22) Drag Him To The Roof



The order is the same in both formats and once again offers just about all of their hits. Oddly and especially with the Get Smart remake feature film on the way, I was surprised 99 was not here. However, I expected it to be better than the previous multi-format release and it was sadly poorer. The big hits in particular (tracks 8, 13, 21) are very flat and unless you are a diehard fan and might enjoy the lesser-known track better, this is better off skipped. So that leaves the performance.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is softer than expected for even the DVD format, with major detail issues and a general inconsistency I was not happy with. Fortunately, the sound is better. The CDs PCM 16/44.1 2.0 Stereo is not bad, but sounds rougher than it should. Thinking this was going to be as bad on the DVD, that format delivers Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo as poor, but the Dolby 5.1 is better and DTS 5.1 really shows that this is a good recording. What happened to the CD?



The CD only has a booklet as an extra, repeated in the DVD, but the actual DVD disc adds an interview with the band. Overall, this is rather basic and only the most interested should go for it, and the DVD only at that. Well see if a Blu-ray is released with even better performance and more content.



- Nicholas Sheffo


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