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Doro

25 Years in Rock DVD

Review by Mike and Kat Heitzman

If you think Doro’s 20 year DVD was great, then her 25 Years in Rock  DVD must be recognized as phenomenal. This DVD has both documentary and the concert. You get a great flashback of all her 25 years at the beginning of the DVD, which really does portray her extensive career. The concert portion definitely captures the feeling of a live show. Doro has several featured artists either singing duet with her or playing with the band. One worth mentioning is Bobby Blitz from Overkill, as Doro sings “Always Live to Win” with him. It was a real treat to see two favorites performing together. Another “must mention” would be Klaus Meine from The Scorpions. This combo sounded fantastic as they both have heavy German accents that blend beautifully together. They did two numbers together “Big City Nights” and “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” Then there was a very unique duet with Warrel Dane from Nevermore. They sang together on “True as Steel.” Warrel was in his usual trippy form and added a nice touch to that classic song.

The stage show and pyrotechnics were nothing less than a metal queen deserves. You definitely get your money’s worth for this great collector item and it comes highly recommended.  There are well over 25 songs on this DVD/CD combo. The DVD sleeve is wonderful too as it has plenty of photos of live shows and a booklet with more photos and a little note from Doro herself.  The beginning of the concert DVD has a run down of her past album covers and a few old pics to go with. Then there is also a documentary DVD explaining the last 25 years of Doro's career in depth. And there is even a music CD that includes almost all the audio from the concert DVD. That’s something missing from a lot of other concert DVDs, as it is really nice to hear in the car. All in all, this is a “must have.”

This review is available in book format (hardcover and paperback) in Music Street Journal: 2011  Volume 6 at lulu.com/strangesound.

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