Artist: UFO Title Of Album: Showtime Year Of Release: 2014 Label (Catalog#): SPV/Steamhammer Country: UK Genre: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal Quality: DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 2910 kbps / 16-bit Time: 01:35:37 Full Size: 1,95Gb
• During the world tour for the album 'You Are Here' UFO filmed a concert in May 2005 at the Pumpwerk Wilhelmshaven in Germany. Now 'Showtime' will be released for the first time on Blu-ray, including a fantastic acoustic session which was recorded at the Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany. More bonus material, like making of and history interviews, are also included and you can see the last performances with the band of drummer Jason Bonham, the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, and Pete Way who had to leave the band due to health reasons soon after.
Most UFO fans consider the only real lineup to be when guitarist Michael Schenker decides to grace the band with his presence. And truth be told, this is a valid point -- the group's best work seems to occur whenever the unpredictable guitarist is present, whether it was in the '70s (1977's Lights Out, 1979's exceptional Strangers in the Night) or his mid-'90s re-entry (1995's Walk on Water). But shortly after the dawn of the 21st century, Schenker decided to jump ship once more for his solo career, and the band was left with the decision of "to be or not to be." What resulted was probably UFO's most interesting and strongest non-Schenker lineup ever, consisting of mainstays Phil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), and Paul Raymond (keyboards, guitar), as well as such renowned "newcomers" as Vinnie Moore (guitar) and Jason Bonham (drums). 2005 saw the release of the zillionth UFO live set, Showtime, which does a fine job of showcasing this latter day lineup. The double-disc CD (which was also issued as a DVD under the same title) focuses primarily on the classics, including such standouts as "This Kids," "Love to Love," and "Lights Out" -- despite a vocal flub by Mogg on the latter track. But the recent material included from 2004's You Are Here is surprisingly strong -- "When Daylight Goes to Town" (which sounds quite similar to Van Halen's "Best of Both Worlds") and "The Wild One." While it's not, of course, going to top the aforementioned Strangers in the Night -- a near impossible feat -- Showtime proves that there may be life after Schenker after all. --Greg Prato
Tracklist: • Live Concert Wilhelmshaven Pumpwerk, Germany May 13th 2005 1. Intro 2. Mother Mary 3. When Daylight Goes To Town 4. Let It Roll 5. Out On The Streets 6. This Kidds 7. The Wild One 8. Fighting Man 9. Only You Can Rock Me 10. Baby Blue 11. Mr. Freeze 12. Love To Love 13. Too Hot Too Handle 14. Lights Out 15. Rock Bottom 16. Doctor Doctor 17. Shoot Shoot