I can finally announce all the rest of the goodness about this one!
10T Records is excited to announce the release of the live concert DVD Inside Seventh Story by Uzbekistan-based prog-fusion rockers, From.uz. Inside Seventh Story captures these master musicians performing an expanded version of their latest, critically acclaimed release live before an appreciative hometown crowd at the Youth Theater of Uzbekistan, in Tashkent. This is the same venue that was featured in the band’s live debut CD/DVD, Audio Diplomacy.
Featuring founding members Vitaly Popeloff (guitars) and Albert Khalmurzaev (keyboards), the blistering performances captured on Inside Seventh Story also include the other musicians from the original CD release, Igor Elizov (grand piano & keyboards), Ali Izmailov (percussion) and Sur’at Kasimov (bass).
In their inimitable way, From.uz first worked out the music that would become Seventh Story for live performance before entering the studio. This DVD represents the culmination of that process, filmed with multiple cameras over 2 nights. The DVD also includes footage of the band rehearsing and preparing for their stage performance, as well as an interview with the band, and their producer, Igor Iosis.
“Those who have been fortunate enough to see From.uz perform live, either in person or on DVD, know that it is onstage that the band is at their absolute best,” says 10T Records president, Steve Carroll. “Everyone who enjoyed the band’s last studio release will want to seek out Inside Seventh Story to experience this material anew, now expanded and taken to a whole new level of energy and passion.”
Like all of the previous From.uz releases, Inside Seventh Story features artwork by renowned illustrator Ken Westphal, and is available for immediate shipping through the 10T Records website.
Video samples can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/user/artguyken
(NB: My review of the DVD is forthcoming soon!)