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Asia – Fantasia: Live In Tokyo (Eagle Vision Blu-ray)


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



We previously reviewed the DVD edition of Fantasia: Live In Tokyo, a 2007 concert by the band Asia and it is now on Blu-ray.  For more details on the concert, go to this link:





To recap, the tracks include:


1)     Time Again

2)     Wildest Dreams

3)     One Step Closer

4)     Roundabout

5)     Without You

6)     Cutting It Fine

7)     Steve Howe Guitar Solo

8)     Fanfare For The Common Man

9)     The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

10)  Don’t Cry

11)  In The Court Of The Crimson King

12)  Here Comes The Feeling

13)  Video Killed The Radio Star

14)  The Heat Goes On/Carl Palmer Drum Solo

15)  Only Time Will Tell

16)  Sole Survivor

17)  Ride Easy

18)  Heat Of The Moment



The 1080i 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image is not much of an improvement from the DVD, yet is the only improvement between the two discs we can find.  Color and depth are a bit better, yet you have more of the flaws, staircasing and other issues throughout.  The DTS-HD Master Audio (MA) lossless 5.1 mix was surprisingly good when it was just regular DTS on the DVD, but is about the same here; still a little better than the Dolby Digital 5.1 or PCM 2.0 Stereo mixes, but that is no comfort when the performances are so off.  The only extra still is an interview with the band.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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