This DVD XX by Arena was recorded at the Rialto theatre in Katowice, Poland on 9April 2015. The set list contains a lot of maybe too often played, very familiar songs like City Of Lanterns and Don't Forget To Breathe. It might be time for Arena to play some other tracks, as especially Crack In The Ice or Crying For Help are songs that I personally have heard and seen too often.
The sound on this DVD is excellent and especially the vocals of Paul Manzi which are top notch, just listen to e.g. the power ballad How Did It Come To This! Other highlights of this DVD are Riding The Tide, The Hanging Tree and Solomon. John Mitchell excels on guitar and Clive Nolan shines on keyboards as usual and Arena certainly gives the audience their money's worth as the show lasts 140 minutes!! The band even plays two encores, being: the obvious Don't Forget To Breathe and Crying For Help, and so this DVD is a must for Arena aficionados.
**** Martien Koolen (edited by Robert James Pashman)
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