Kamelot - The Expedition - Live

Year of Release: 2000
Label: Noise Records
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 60:58:00

Following the success of their latest studio album The Fourth Legacy comes a live album taken from their current tour with Crimson Glory and Evergrey. The songs were recorded during their tour through Europe, with Sasha Peath recording and mastering.

The songs are mostly taken from the glorious The Fourth Legacy album, although a couple of songs were taken from the Siege Perilous album, such as the excellent song, "Expedition." Khan sounds amazing, so does Youngblood's crunchy guitars. In fact, the whole rhythm section sounds extremely tight and adding Vanden Plas' Gunther Werno to do the keys was a smart move. He does one hell of a job.

The CD is filled from beginning to end by fantastic songs, the production is absolutely scorching and does not affect the sound of the enthusiastic crowd. Superb! Also worth noticing is that there are three unreleased studio tracks to be found on this CD, one instrumental, a ballad that was the Japanese bonus track off Siege Perilous and a version of "We Are Not Separate," which could be found on the Dominion album - this time with Khan on vocals. Ahhh, great stuff!

Well, this album makes me realise what I missed by not seeing this band live. If you like Kamelot, you would not want to miss out on this album. This album is a testimony to what a great band Kamelot is. Unless you hate live CDs, I can't find any reasons not to buy this CD. Highly recommended!

[This review originally appeared November 2002 at the ProgPower Online review site -ed.]

Until Kingdom Come (5:22) / Expedition (5:41) / The Shadow Of Uther (4:13) / Millennium (6:26) / A Sailorman's Hymn (4:51) / The Fourth Legacy (5:48) / Call Of The Sea (8:20) / Desert Reign/Nights Of Arabia (7:41) / We Three Kings (4:43) / One Day (4:10) / We Are Not Separate (3:38)

Khan - lead vocals
Thom Youngblood - guitars, backing vocals
Glenn Barry - bass, backing vocals
Casey Grillo - drums


Gunter Werno ? keyboards

Eternity (1996)
Dominion (1997)
Siege Perilous (1998)
The Fourth Legacy (2000)
The Expedition - Live (2000)
Karma (2001)
Epica (2003)
The Black Halo (2005)
One Cold Winter's Night (2006)
Ghost Opera (2007)
Ghost Opera - The Second Coming (2008)
Poetry For The Poisoned (2010)
Poetry For The Poisoned & Live From Wacken (Limited Tour Edition) (2011)
Silverthorn (2012)
Haven (2015)

One Cold Winter's Night (DVD) (2006)

Genre: Progressive-Power Metal

Origin US

Added: February 14th 2005
Reviewer: Bjørnar Bevolden
Artist website: www.kamelot.com
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Language: english


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