Eagle Vision are set to release a new Evanescence in-concert title, Synthesis Live, on DVD, Blu-ray, DVD + CD and as a Blu-ray + CD set on 12 October. Recorded late last autumn, during the band’s critically-acclaimed Synthesis tour, the concert was captured in state-of-the-art 4K by director P.R. Brown & produced by Craig Ziogas/CTGS Productions.
The songs span Evanescence’s 20-year history to date, reinvented with a full orchestra over a deep electronic landscape. Synthesis is a sweepingly grandiose event to witness live. Seated at the piano, Amy Lee opens the set with a single note that builds into the instrumental Overture, leading into the ‘Never Go Back’ and then ‘Bring Me To Life’, the anthem that lead many people to discover Evanescence, Elsewhere, the emotive, 19-track live concert features impassioned performances of widely-acclaimed songs from the band’s catalogue including ‘My Immortal’, ‘Lithium’ and ‘Lost In Paradise’.
Amy Lee’s incredible vocal range and the group’s expressive, multi-layered music naturally lends itself to orchestral accompaniment, shining a light on the singular arrangements by composer David Campbell and conducted by Susie Seiter, which create a dynamic, cinematic sound. Lee has called this, “a passion project” and the sense of occasion is not lost on the band or audience alike in this unique and highly emotive show.
Evanescence recently brought their Synthesis live tour around the world, delivering highly-acclaimed performances throughout Europe, North America and Australia. The Wall Street Journal (“The majesty of Ms. Lee accompanied by Mr. Campbell’s arrangements was undeniable”) and Variety (“Amy Lee firmly re-establishes herself as one of rock’s pre-eminent vocalists, exhibiting an impressive range that still packs a wallop, this time cutting through a full orchestra”) are just two of the major publications who have afforded the Synthesis tour rave reviews.
This summer, the band also teamed with violinist Lindsey Stirling on a tour of North American Amphitheaters, one of Live Nation’s Top 10 tours of the summer.
Synthesis Live is out on 12 October and can be bought here.