I was a lukewarm fan of Kasabian until I saw them in concert during their last US tour. They are fantastic live! This concert film captures the energy and quality of their performance, and the excitement of the audience.
Kasabian are one of the rare bands that actually sound better live than on their albums. Too often the songs are muddled by over-production. This is particularly evident on the "West Ryder" album. Fortunately the recent album, "Velociraptor", which this tour promotes, is somewhat closer to their live sound. It's also their best album since their debut.
The concert film is very well filmed. Too often the directors of concert films get carried away with effects and deliberate distortions. This film follows a less-is-more approach and lets the performance dominate. It looks great on bluray. Audience shots are fortunately limited to just enough.
The one slight disappointment is the only special feature, which is a half hour documentary that follows Kasabian on their UK and Ireland tour. It's a sort of over-the-shoulder collection of interviews which doesn't reveal or say much. (Warning to Americans - you will have to turn on subtitles!) It would have been nice to have performances at other venues, songs that weren't on this show, or music videos too. But it's better than nothing.
So I would definitely recommend this to fans of the band, but also to moderate fans since Kasabian are better live than on their records.
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