Friday, July 28, 2017

CD/DVD Review: The Winery Dogs Live Out Their "Dog Years" With New Release

One of rock's most active trios, The Winery Dogs return with their first live album titled "Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016." It features 17-tracks recorded live during their tour stop in Santiago, Chile on May 26, 2016. The show includes 100-minutes of hard-hitting rock that spans The Winery Dogs entire three year career. Also included with this video is a 5-song EP, which contains a cover of David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream" as a tribute to the artist.
 
The video is a straight-up, in your face rock concert without any technical wide sweeps of the audience. You feel as if you are in the front row, stealing glimpses of bassist Billy Sheehan's amazing finger work and hanging on every word from singer Richie Kotzen. The show also has camera shots of Mike Portnoy's energetic drum fills as if you were sitting right next to his drum kit. It is great to see the chemistry this trio has between them as they seem to feed off each others energy while on stage. Whether they come together to jam as in "Time Machine" and "Desire" or displaying their talents on their own during their respective solos, The Winery Dogs are very professional in the output of their music as they show in this new live concert video.
 
The accompanying EP begins with the hard-edge rock groove of "Criminal" as The Winery Dogs sound more powerful than ever before. Their new short EP continues with the electric funk of "The Game" and "Love Is Alive," before finishing with a spot on cover of David Bowie's "Moonage Daydream" that would have certainly made Bowie proud. 
 
This new release will be available on August 4th in a number of different formats, including standard and deluxe editions. The standard edition will be available in Blu-ray format, which includes the entire concert along with 8 music videos and the "Dog Years" EP. The deluxe edition includes the same Blu-ray, a DVD, a two-CD set of the show and a CD of "Dog Years" EP. To find out more about The Winery Dogs new live album "Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016," please visit the band's Facebook page at facebook.com/TheWineryDogs.

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