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The Scorpions: Moment of Glory (Live with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) Review

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by AVForums Jun 1, 2001

    Like their heavy metal mates Metallica, German doom merchants The Scorpions have followed the lead of '70s supergroups like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple by indulging themselves in a classical collaboration. In this case, the lucky orchestra is the Berlin Philharmonic, and the concert took place at the Expo 2000 in Hanover. As you might expect the staging isn't very interesting; the lads stand out front and the orchestra saws and blows away merrily behind. The only variation is when the stage is invaded by children for eco-anthem We Don't Own the World. Other hits include Hurricane 2000, Moment of Glory, We'll Burn the Sky, Wind of Change and Still Loving You. Camerawork is fine and though the picture isn't pin-sharp, it's very colourful. A fabulous surround soundtrack gives you a real taste of the live atmosphere, with dynamic music and encompassing audience effects, though the drums don't seem as clear on the 5.1 track as they do in stereo. Extras include videos for three songs, a Making of... documentary, subtitles in five languages and trailers for other TDK music DVDs. An excellent demo for surround sound music.