'MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE OF THE YEAR'
PROG Magazine Critic's Choice Poll 2013
Universal - A Concert Film by Lasse Hoile
In May 2012 Anathema released 'Weather Systems', the most acclaimed and successful album of the band's celebrated career. The album scored high in numerous critics end of year polls around the world and cemented the band's reputation as one of the most exciting and progressive band around.
Following the release of the album the band embarked on a lengthy tour. The European leg opened with a triumphant one-off show at the ancient Roman theatre of Philippopolis with the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2012. This incredible show was documented by acclaimed filmmaker Lasse Hoile (Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Dream Theater), the stunning results of which will be released as Universal.
Untouchable, Part 1
Untouchable, Part 2
Lightning Song *
The Storm Before the Calm
A Simple Mistake
The Beginning and the End
A Natural Disaster
One Last Goodbye *
Fragile Dreams *
Emotional Winter / Wings of God *
Internal landscapes *
Fragile Dreams *
* DO NOT FEATURE ON THE CD
THE BLU-RAY ALSO FEATURES 'A Night At The Union Chapel':
2 Thin Air
3 Angels Walk Among Us
4 A Natural Disaster
5 Fragile Dreams
PRESS FOR UNIVERSAL
"A band that have mastered the art of aural seduction" -- Metal Hammer
"A beautiful bit of live magic" -- Kerrang
"Sumptuous live recording of a band at their zenith" -- Prog
"It's an atmospheric show, emotionally deep and sonically smooth" -- Record Collector
"A unique event that captures a band's sound hitting new heights" -- Total Guitar
"A set of emotionally devastating and beautiful mini-epics" -- Terrorizer
Lust for Life (4/5): '...what a bummer we weren't there...'
Aardschok: '...very impressive...'
Lords Of Metal (96/100): 'A musthave!'
IO Pages: '....one of the best DVD's that came out recently...'
Muziek.nl Magazine: '...belongs in many best of year lists...'
HiFi.nl: '...a highlight in their career...'
Thisisnotascene.com: '...brilliant...essential purchase... why aren't Anathema the biggest band in the world?...'
"Anathema actually force journalists to invent new synonyms to express the concept of 'sublime'"
Paky Orrasi-Metal Maniac
"...a wonderful location and mind-blowing audio quality. The new arrangements manage to perfectly combine the orchestra with a large number of songs (Dreaming Light, The Storm Before the Calm, Everything) making them sound even more intense and vibrant than the studio versions."
Alessio Oriani - ROCK HARD vote 9
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