WITHIN TEMPTATION - BLACK SYMPHONY COMPACT DISC
Reissue. Two CDs. Recorded at the Ahoy in Rotterdam in 2008 absolutely everything is done full-tilt. Accompanying Within Temptation and the Metropole Orchestra is a large choir called PA'dam and specials guests including Keith Caputo, George Oosthoek (Orphanage) and Anneke van Giersbergen. The Metropole kicks-off the show with the fittingly titled orchestra piece "Ouverture", which carries on for an ungodly, but deliciously ornate seven and a half minutes. All the classics are here and they open the show with a jaw dropping rendition of "Jillian" and they then power thru their amazing catalogue orchestra & choir. Sharon den Adel is magnificent, as are the choir, orchestra, and band. Within Temptation sets a new standard for excellence!