is an essential DVD purchase for any Glenn Hughes fan. He is a
guest of Rata Blanca, during a gig in Buenos Aries, Argentina.
The DVD was released in 2005. Rata Blanca are a late '80s /'early
'90s rock style band with a lead singer who appears to model himself
on Bruce Dickinson. Their playing is very accomplished and worth
checking out, although not really to my taste. Having said that,
the ballad "Cuando la Luz Oscurece" is pretty impressive. The
DVD comes with English subtitles as well so you can keep track
of the decent lyrics. The real star of the band is the lead guitarist.
I was very impressed with his performance throughout. He can adapt
styles from hard rock / metal to subtle blues based playing and
he is technically very competent. He's clearly a fan of Blackmore
too judging from his playing.
what of Glenn? His performance is nothing short of stunning. We
are treated to four tracks from MK 3 Deep Purple, namely "Burn",
"Stormbringer", "Mistreated", and "You Keep On
Moving". The band are super tight as Glenn launches into "Stormbringer".
I was impressed with the crowd reaction and he dominates the stage.
With Rata Blanca supporting him, he powers through "Mistreated".
Glenn's vocals soar throughout and the song has plenty of extended
solid jamming throughout. Their guitarist is awesome. This song
alone is well worth the cost of the DVD. "You Keep On Moving"
keeps up the standard . "Burn" concludes Glenn's set and what
a way to finish. It's the best version (non Purple) on DVD I've
heard and this makes the Whitesnake version pale into insignificance.
The crowd explode at the end - not literally - and Glenn hugs
each band member. Then he's gone.
I'm not sure why he didn't play any of his solo material especially
from the excellent "Songs in the Key of Rock". However, this DVD
is worth every penny.
DVD is region free / NTSC format so will play on most modern machines.
In stock at the dpas