Doro – Strong and proud – 30 years of rock and metal

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German heavy metal legend Doro Pesch really knows how to celebrate an anniversary.  For her 20th and 25th anniveraries she put on special shows with a load of special guests.  They weren’t your typical 90 minute show either – the 25th anniversary show was well over 3 hours, and both these shows got released on DVD.  Two years ago, for her 30th anniverary though she went bigger and better, doing two special shows in her hometown of Dusseldorf, and also doing an anniversary set at Wacken Open Air.  The hometown anniversary shows were arranged with the first night featuring an orchestra, and the second being billed as the rock night.  Now highlights of those shows are being released on DVD.

It’s an impressive package – if you opt for BluRay it’s spread over 2 discs, or 3 DVDs.  You get material from the Wacken show, the two anniversary shows, some additional live material, and a documentary.  It’s by no means a comprehensive collection though.  Between the two nights in Dusseldorf we had 57 songs, so the 28 featured here make up only half of each show.  That is a disappointment – I can understand it would have been a lot to include in the standard release, but it would have been nice to have the full shows in the Earbook edition given it’s high price.

The concert footage is excellent – high quality sound and a great picture quality, and that applies to the Wacken footage as well as the footage from her own shows. With guests including Phil Campbell, Biff Byford, Udo Dirkschneider, Sabina Classen, Hansi Kursch and Lordi, it’s a reminder of how many people Doro has worked with over the years, and it’s a sign of how well respected she is that these musicians will take time out to travel to Dusseldorf to do a couple of songs with her.

In addition to all the live footage, there’s a documentary filmed over the course of a year.  At almost two and a half hours long it takes some getting through – it would have been better split down into 2 or 3 smaller films really, but it’s well worth watching and very interesting at times.

It’s a great release, although the omission of so much material from the two shows in Dusseldorf is disappointing,  Despite that, there’s a huge amount of live footage – almost 5 hours of it plus 2 and a half hours of documentary, so it’s a great purchase for fans.

DVD1

30 Years Anniversary Show – Wacken Open Air

01. Intro
02. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
03. Burning The Witches
04. East Meets West (feat. Chris Boltendahl)
05. Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Hellbound
07. Revenge
08. Earthshaker Rock
09. Breaking The Law (feat. Phil Campbell)
10. All We Are (feat. Eric Fish, Joakim Brodén & Corvus Corax)

30 Years Anniversary Show – Classic Night

11. Touch Of Evil
12. On The Run
13. Fear Of The Dark (feat. Blaze Bayley)
14. The Night Of The Warlock
15. You’re My Family
16. Above The Ashes
17. Beyond The Trees
18. Hero
19. Princess Of The Dawn (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
20. Dancing With An Angel (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
21. Hard Rock Hallelujah (feat. Lordi)
22. Love Me In Black
23. Für Immer (Mix Clip Classic Night/Rock Night)

30 Years Anniversary Show – Rock Night

24. Raise Your Fist In The Air
25. Save My Soul
26. Running From The Devil
27. Without You
28. East Meets West (feat. Sabina Classen)
29. Rock Till Death (feat. Hansi Kürsch)
30. Bad Blood (feat. Lordi)
31. Denim And Leather (feat. Biff Byford)
32. Out Of Control
33. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
34. Metal Racer
35. Herzblut
36. Burn It Up
37. Balls To The Wall (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
38. All We Are

DVD2

01. Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of DORO (Documentary)

DVD3 – Bonus Concert Movie

30 Years Anniversary Show – Classic Night

01. Celebrate
02. Burn It Up
03. Breaking The Law
04. All We Are
05. Metal Racer

30 Years Anniversary Show – Rock Night

06. True As Steel
07. Evil
08. Egypt (The Chains Are On) (feat. Chris Caffery)
09. Revenge
10. Hellbound
11. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ (feat. Biff Byford)
12. Fight
13. Drum Solo
14. Ich Will Alles (feat. Andy Brings)
15. Metal Tango
16. Unholy Love
30 Years Anniversary Show – Wacken Open Air
17. Metal Tango (feat. Eric Fish & Frau Schmitt)
18. Drum Solo
19. Für Immer (feat. Uli Jon Roth)
Rock Hard Festival 2015
20. Hellbound
21. Für Immer

Russia Tour 2015

22. Touch Of Evil
23. I Rule The Ruins

CD
01. On The Run
02. Save My Soul
03. Raise Your Fist
04. Fear Of The Dark
05. Revenge
06. Earthshaker Rock
07. Without You
08. Rock Till Death
09. Egypt (The Chains Are On)
10. Für Immer
11. Hellbound
12. Balls To The Wall
13. You’re My Family
14. All We Are

Blu-ray1

30 Years Anniversary Show – Wacken Open Air

01. Intro
02. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
03. Burning The Witches
04. East Meets West (feat. Chris Boltendahl)
05. Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Hellbound
07. Revenge
08. Earthshaker Rock
09. Breaking The Law (feat. Phil Campbell)
10. All We Are (feat. Eric Fish, Joakim Brodén & Corvus Corax)

30 Years Anniversary Show – Classic Night

11. Touch Of Evil
12. On The Run
13. Fear Of The Dark (feat. Blaze Bailey)
14. The Night Of The Warlock
15. You’re My Family
16. Above The Ashes
17. Beyond The Trees
18. Hero
19. Princess Of The Dawn (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
20. Dancing With An Angel (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
21. Hard Rock Hallelujah (feat. Lordi)
22. Love Me In Black
23. Für Immer (Mix Clip Classic Night/Rock Night)

30 Years Anniversary Show – Rock Night

24. Raise Your Fist In The Air
25. Save My Soul
26. Running From The Devil
27. Without You
28. East Meets West (feat. Sabina Classen)
29. Rock Till Death (feat. Hansi Kürsch)
30. Bad Blood (feat. Lordi)
31. Denim And Leather (feat. Biff Byford)
32. Out Of Control
33. Wacken Anthem (We Are The Metalheads)
34. Metal Racer
35. Herzblut
36. Burn It Up
37. Balls To The Wall (feat. Udo Dirkschneider)
38. All We Are

Blu-ray2

01. Behind The Curtain, Inside The Heart Of DORO (Documentary)
30 Years Anniversary Show – Classic Night
02. Celebrate
03. Burn It Up
04. Breaking The Law
05. All We Are
06. Metal Racer

30 Years Anniversary Show – Rock Night

07. True As Steel
08. Evil
09. Egypt (The Chains Are On) (feat. Chris Caffery)
10. Revenge
11. Hellbound
12. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ (feat. Biff Byford)
13. Fight
14. Drum Solo
15. Ich Will Alles (feat. Andy Brings)
16. Metal Tango
17. Unholy Love
30 Years Anniversary Show – Wacken Open Air
18. Metal Tango (feat. Eric Fish & Frau Schmitt)
19. Drum Solo
20. Für Immer (feat. Uli Jon Roth)

Rock Hard Festival 2015

21. Hellbound
22. Für Immer

Russia Tour 2015

23. Touch Of Evil
24. I Rule The Ruins