I was introduced to Anathema a few years back with their 2001 album Fine Day To Exit then I purchased their next album, Natural Disaster (2004). Iím not too familiar with their earlier work so when the DVD, A Moment In Time, I was thrilled to see them in a live setting.
In research I found that about half the tracks on A Moment in Time were included on the previous DVD, Were You There . I havenít seen that one so I canít make a comparison but if you like how some recent bands add a symphonic touch, then watching the band with the Bacchus String Quartet adds an added dimension to their music.
Anathema covers two songs on the DVD of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" and Fleetwood Mac's "Albatross". The version of Comfortably Numb remains faithful to the original but the band puts their own stamp on it. I havenít heard the Fleetwood Mac song but the version Anathema does is quite enjoyable.
Thereís a special edition of this release which offers a cd of this concert. If you are new to Anathema or a long time fan, this is a great addition to your music collection. For new fans, this would be an excellent starting point. Very recommended!.
Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on August 19th, 2006