SCORE - 95%
Eclipse are unquestionably one of the greatest and most consistent bands of the modern hard rock era. Now we get a new live CD/DVD, a happy accident after the guys set up recording and filming of a hometown gig themselves. It turned out so well the band offered it to their label, who were wise to act upon it immediately.
The set is really well recorded (and filmed) and sees the guys at the top of their game as far as performance, stage craft and energy in delivering these songs.
Viva La VicTOURia takes in the band’s performance in Gothenburg, Sweden on December 21, 2019 and covers 18 tracks as well as 3 songs from the Quarantine Live broadcast earlier this year, the studio version of their cover of Driving One Of Your Cars and 2 recent acoustic bonus tracks.
That makes for a 2CD 24 song set plus a DVD and if that doesn’t convince you this is a mandatory purchase, then nothing will. Absolutely essential!