‘Synthesis Live’ available from October 12
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 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 lead many people to discover Evanescence, 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 evoke 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 conductor 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 took their 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.
“The majesty of Ms. Lee accompanied by Mr. Campbell’s arrangements was undeniable.”
– Wall Street Journal
“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.” – Variety
“A fresh symphonic approach to Evanescence’s lauded music….genuinely immersive” – Kerrang
“Synthesis works magnificently live” – Metal Hammer
1.Overture 2. Never Go Back 3. Lacrymosa 4. End of the Dream 5. My Heart is Broken 6. Lithium 7. Bring Me To Life 8. Unravelling (Interlude) 9. Imaginary 10. Secret Door 11. Hi-Lo 12. Lost in Paradise 13. Your Star 14. My Immortal 15. The In-between (Piano Solo) 16. Imperfection 17. Speak to Me 18. Good Enough 19. Swimming Home
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