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Europe: Live at Sweden Rock - 30th Anniversary Show Blu-ray
Posted September 13, 2013 03:48 PM by Webmaster
EarMusic has officially announced and detailed Europe: Live at Sweden Rock - 30th Anniversary Show. The Blu-ray release will be available for purchase online and in shops across the United Kingdom on October 21. In the United States, the release will be available for purchase on November 5th.
On 7th June 2013, Europe took the stage in their home country Sweden for a special occasion: celebrating 30 years of rock music. The Swedish rock band celebrated this event together with 30,000 fans at the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival. Europe performed 28 songs, selecting their personal favourite moments spanning from their earlier years up to their most recent songs taken from albums including Last Look At Eden and Bag Of Bones; plus songs performed for the very first time.
Described as a greatest hits extravaganza, Europe's headline festival performance also displayed it's more soulful moments, especially when the band sat down to perform an emotional acoustic set. This segment of the concert gave the massive festival atmosphere an intimate club feeling before Europe returned to perform the hard rock anthems their fans have grown to love and cherish.
To pay tribute to some of their biggest rock heroes, Europe invited two very special guests to perform with them - Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) for an electrifying version of Jailbreak and Michael Schenker (MSG, ex-UFO and Scorpions) for their tribute to UFO's classic Lights Out.
The set list is full of treasures and surprises. Europe were determined to celebrate and enjoy their long record of hit singles including Carrie, Rock The Night, Superstitious,Open Your Heart, Last Look At Eden, Prisoners in Paradise, New Love In Town and, of course, the ever-present and always electrifying iconic rock anthem The Final Countdown.
Clocking in over 2 hours, 40 minutes of footage, and filmed with state-of-the-art hi def cameras, the concert features behind-the-scenes material, plus an exclusive interview with the band, making "Live At Sweden Rock - 30th Anniversary Show" the definitive Europe live experience.
Included below is an official clip from the upcoming release.
1. Intro/Riches To Rags
3. Not Supposed To Sing The Blues
4. Scream Of Anger
6. No Stone Unturned
7. New Love In Town
8. In The Future To Come
9. Paradize Bay
10. Girl From Lebanon
11. Prisoners In Paradise
12. Always The Pretenders
13. Drink And A Smile
14. Open Your Heart
15. Love Is Not The Enemy
16. Sign Of The Times
17. Start From The Dark
18. Wings Of Tomorrow
20. Jailbreak (featuring Scott Gorham)
21. Seven Doors Hotel
22. Drum Solo
23. The Beast
24. Let The Good Times Rock
25. Lights Out (featuring Michael Schenker)
26. Rock The Night
27. Last Look At Eden
28. The Final Countdown
If this has as great audio quality as "Live at Shepherd's Bush" it should be sick! The video quality on that Blu-ray is good, but not perfect; can be better.
I always found Europe an extremely underrated band. In part due to the dis-respect they received from others because of hits like "The Final Countdown" and "carry," people often fail to pay close attention to their musicianship.
Many great tunes and great albums in their career, and I find it worth celebrating!
Wish "Live from the Dark" would be remastered and released on Blu-ray (great show and energy.)
Checked the links: US link takes me to the "Live at Shepherd's Bush" BD. Please fix!
Totally agree! Especially the first two albums, but even the later stuff has awesome tunes. I too find "The Final Countdown" a great song, but I think people overlook the band because of it. Like it or not, it is a pretty public friendly tune, but I find that musically it is much better than people give it credit for.
I saw them live once and it was a great time. I always found them a better live band than studio band.
Love love love the 'Live At Shepherd's Bush' BD! -- excellent, balanced audio mix. Agree++ with the other posters on Europe being long-underrated. If the audio on this is done right, this looks to be my new go-to concert demo disc of the year. Now, I'll just have to decide on the UK, or 'delayed gratification' domestic release ...
As an aside, unlike some other big-hair bands of the era, it appears that lead singer Joey Tempest & Co. are aging quite nicely.
Unfortunately, they were only a one-hit-wonder band here in the U.S., and "The Final Countdown" isn't even close to some of their other material in terms of musicianship and listenable material.
The U.S. music market is tough on rockers, and it always has been. They would rather push Country, or Rap, or bullshit, like Nicky Minaj or Rihanna, here in the states. It's more about targeting the teeny-bopper population than presenting the public with exceptional music. Sadly, it's ALL about money ... or what they think will produce money.
Having been a professional musician since the 70's, I can honestly say that Europe is and was and extremely underrated band!!! Their pinky fingers are more talented than Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Sean Combs, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, Miley (The Tongue) Cyrus, and Lady Goo Goo Ga Ga combined!