On October 12, Eagle Vision will release Evanescence‘s “Synthesis Live” on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD and digital formats.
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 and produced by Craig Ziogas of CTGS Productions.
A performance clip of the song “Hi-Lo”, taken from “Synthesis Live”, can be seen below.
The songs span Evanescence‘s 20-year history to now, reinvented with full orchestra over a deep electronic landscape. “Synthesis” is a soulful and 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”, seamlessly leading into the crushing wave that is ‘Never Go Back’. ‘Bring Me To Life’, the anthem that brought most people to discover Evanescence in the first place, reaches a new level of power and emotion with a pounding, electric heartbeat and soaring orchestral accompaniment, while songs like ‘My Immortal’, ‘Lithium’ and ‘Lost In Paradise’ feel like heartbreaking scenes from a beautiful, timeless film.
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 beauty of the arrangements by composer David Campbell and conducted by Susie Seiter — creating a truly dynamic, cinematic sound. Lee has called this “a passion project,” which undoubtedly shines through. The sense of occasion is not lost on the band or audience alike in this unique and highly emotive show.
Evanescence recently brought its “Synthesis” live tour around the world, delivering highly-acclaimed performances throughout Europe, North America and Australia. This summer, the band teamed with violinist Lindsey Stirling on a tour of North American amphitheatres, one of Live Nation‘s Top 10 tours of the summer.
“Synthesis Live” track listing:
02. Never Go Back
04. The End Of The Dream
05. My Heart Is Broken
07. Bring Me To Life
08. Unravelling (Interlude)
10. Secret Door
12. Lost In Paradise
13. Your Star
14. My Immortal
15. The In-Between (Piano Solo)
17. Speak To Me
18. Good Enough
19. Swimming Home
Video for ‘Hi-Lo’
Video for ‘My Immortal’
Video for “Synthesis” (trailer)