Dante's InfernoInferno From Dante Alighieri's La Divina Commedia
Filmed At Castle Nideggen, Cologne (Germany), August 23 + 24 2002
- Live, released December 2006 -
DVD release Germany 2006
Artwork: Edgar Froese
Painting: Bianca Froese-Acquaye
DVD release Germany 2009
|August 23rd/24th, 2002
|Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese
|Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese, Iris Camaa, Jayney Klimek, Bianca Froese-Acquaye, Claire Fouquet, Barbara Kindermann, Diane Miller, Jane Monet
|Further notes about this release will be added with a future update of this site.
The DVD comes with a 4-page booklet featuring photoss of band and singers, the credits, the track list, and the following essay:
"The Divina consists of three parts: Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso. When Italian writer Dante Alighieri created this body of work at the beginning of the 14th Century, he relocated its setting behind a veil or curtain. This veil is our darkened, 'normal' consciousness that concerns itself solely with the material manifestations of this world. This consciousness does not possess a real spiritual aspect in the absolutely pure sense of the word. According to Dante, mankind, living in today's state of consciousness -- when compared to the spiritual -- finds itself in a state of deep slumber. However, mankind is not aware of this fact.
Although conceived more than 600 years ago, the spiritual heritage of The Divine Comedy is continuously aimed at the present -- at the human being living in the here and now. Dante himself stated that the real purpose of his poetry was to lead humankind unto a path to a drastically different life -- within contemporary life. This is achieved with a method that is aimed at appealling to people of diverse states of consciousness and to supply them with exactly those messages that their individual stage of wisdom would require."
The animated menu features the options to play the complete concert as well as to start from individual tracks, to setup the audio (AC3 2.0 Stereo or AC3 5.1 Surround) and to view the extensive bonus material.
Regarding the initial Eastgate DVD release, neither DVD nor the paper inserts show any order number or barcode, but the number given below is the order number the Eastgate Music Shop lists this release.
In March 2009 the DVD was re-released with different cover design as part of an extensive digipack series (consisting of a total of more than 60 CD and DVD releases) by the Germany based Membran record label.
- 2006: Eastgate
- DVD: eastgate 001 DVD; multicoloured disc; matrix code: 8196
- 2009: Membran
- DVD: 232691; digipack