Axel Rudi Pell DVD, Knight Treasures, Now Available
Friday, November 14, 2003 @ 11:18 AM
German Guitarist Pell Has Rele
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SPV Music is pleased to announce the debut DVD release of Knight Treasures (Live and More) by German guitar wizard Axel Rudi Pell. Knight Treasures is the visual companion piece to the 2-CD live album, Knights Live released earlier this year.
The performance captures the Axel Rudi Pell band at its absolute finest. Pell has been instrumental in molding the European rock music landscape through the ‘80s & ‘90s, and has made a successful transition to the present millennium. His charismatic, soulful playing style is incomparable, and his Rainbow/Deep Purple-influenced sense of melody makes his compositions both memorable and alluring.
Making the performance even more captivating is Pell’s unique camaraderie with his bandmates. Axel Rudi Pell has always been known for complementing his intense, dazzling guitar work with an unequivocal backing band, which currently consists of vocalist Johnny Gioeli (formerly of Hardline), bassist Volker Krawczak (from Pell’s original band Steeler), keyboardist Ferdy Doermberg (formerly of Rough Silk), and veteran drummer Mike Terrana (known for his work with Artension, Rage, Metalium, Beau Nasty, Tony MacAlpine and Yngwie Malmsteen).
Clocking in at over 200 minutes, Knight Treasures encompasses Pell’s timeless live presence as well as a mass of features that legitimizes Pell as an important icon in German metal history. Disc one is comprised of footage from Pell’s live performance at The Zeche Bochum, Germany on May 5th, 2002. The performance includes classic Pell anthems and new spins on vintage favorites.
01) Edge Of The World
02) Nasty Reputation
03) Tear Down The Walls
04) Medley: Masquerade Ball / Casbah / Drumsolo / Stargazer / Casbah
05) Follow The Sign (Incl. Band Introduction)
06) Fool Fool
07) Carousel (Incl. Keyboard Solo)
08) The Clown Is Dead
09) Call Her Princess
10) Snake Eyes
appr. 110 min.
- Interviews with all bandmembers (appr. 34 min.)
- Interview with the producer Uli Pösselt (appr. 2 min.)
- Fancam (appr. 7 min.)
- Interviews with the fans, Security, Roadcrew and backstage scenes (appr. 10 min.)
- The Making of "Shadow Zone" (appr. 40 min.)
- Videoclip: Steeler - The Deeper The Night
- Videoclip: Axel Rudi Pell - Cry Of The Gypsy
- 5.1 Surround Sound
- DVD 9
- Subtitles: English
Disc two delves further into the world of Axel Rudi Pell. The DVD includes an in-depth interview with Axel discussing his entire career interspersed with anecdotes from the current band lineup. Other highlights of Disc 2 include interviews with the fans, security, and road crew, an interview with the producer Uli Pösselt, and a fan cam view from the day of the performance. Also included is an intense and intimate look at the band working in the studio during the making of Shadow Zone, Pell’s most renowned CD to date. Rounding out the disc are two video clips, Pell’s “Cry of the Gypsy” video from 1994 and “The Deeper The Night” from 1987 when Pell was a part of the band Steeler. The DVD set was mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound and Dolby Digital 2.0.
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