Paul van der Heijkant's lighting, Lasse Hoile's rear projection screen visuals and Wilson's own onstage presencecharismatic, without detracting from his band mates when eyes should be on themmaintain the pace of the entire set without any of the lulls that are difficult to avoid in a concert of this length. And for those with a surround sound system, Wilson's surround sound mix recreates the live show's ambience, where gradually increasing noise at the end of the encore/title track (the penultimate song on Insurgentes) doesn't just come at you, it completely surrounds you.
At a time when progressive rock has, in many ways (and as undeniably fine as some of its contemporary proponents are), solidified into something which has lost sight of what it once wastruly "progressive" musicWilson has been fighting the good fight to bring it back, honoring its roots while remaining completely in the here and now, supported by a band playing with in-the-moment immediacy. Get All You Deserve may document of a band in its relative nascency, but it's also an unmistakable signpost of even better things to come. An absolutely thrilling ride by one of the best progressive rock groups on the planet, it's a compelling teaser for Wilson's forthcoming studio record and tour. If the band was this good after only 24 live dates, then it's a safe bet that 2013 is going to be a truly memorable year..
Tracks: DVD/Blu-Ray: Intro ('Citadel'); No Twilight Within the Courts of the Sun; Index; Deform to Form a Star; Sectarian; Postcard; Remainder the Black Dog; Harmony Korine; Abandoner; Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye; Luminol; Veneno Para Las Hadas; No Part of Me; Raider II; Get All You Deserve; Outro ('Litany'). CD: No Twilight Within the Courts of the Sun; Index; Deform to Form a Star; Sectarian; Postcard; Remainder the Black Dog; Harmony Korine; Abandoner; Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye; Luminol; Veneno Para Las Hadas; No Part of Me; Raider II; Get All You Deserve. DVD/Blu-Ray Bonus Features: Gallery; Road Movie (by Adam Holzman).
Personnel: Steven Wilson: vocals, guitar, keyboards; Adam Holzman: keyboards; Marco Minnemann: drums; Nick Beggs: bass guitar, stick, backing vocals; Niko Tsonev: guitar; Theo Travis: saxophone, flute, clarinet, keyboards.
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