Live Over Europe 2-DVD/Blu-ray
Black Country Communion, the rock group featuring the talents of bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), blues rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin), and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater), will release their first concert DVD & Blu-ray Live Over Europe on October 24, 2011 on Mascot Records throughout the UK and Europe.
The 2-DVD/Blu-ray live set was filmed with 14 HD cameras and 5.1 Surround Sound during the band’s debut tour in summer 2011. Over three nights, playing to packed venues in the German cities of Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, the 18-song set list (17 originals and 1 cover) includes songs taken from both of BCC’s albums – 2010’s eponymous debut and 2011’s follow-up release 2, which The Sunday Mercury praised, “This is classic rock goes large, an album that lives up to its heritage. It may not be bettered this year.”
Live Over Europe highlights include the songs Black Country, One Last Soul, Save Me, Man In The Middle, Cold, and Song of Yesterday, which fans can sign up to receive as a free audio download, available September 8th here. Bonus features include an exclusive 28-page collector’s booklet and additional DVD with a 20-minute “behind the scenes” featurette and photo collection.
Producer Kevin Shirley explains, “We saw that this live act could be an awesome force of nature to behold; one that promised legendary performances like those of our heroes of Classic Rock. The plan was to get them out there for the entire world to hear. Records allow a certain musical finesse, but live performance promises so much in the very transient nature of a gig; chances are taken, boundaries are crossed and the most exciting performances explode. Two studio albums built a repertoire big enough for a full concert which allowed us to unleash the monster for all the world to see and feel.”
BCC recently completed their debut tour, visiting a select number of cities in North America and Europe. On June 10, the band played to a near sold-out crowd in Anaheim, CA where The Orange County Register exclaimed, “The four members of BCC truly recast the heavy rock of the ’60s and ’70s and yank it into the 21st century as well as anyone in recent memory.” At the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, The Birmingham Mail called their performance “rip-roaring” and “breath-taking.”