This box set is fantastic. Coheed and Cambria really outdid themselves and put together something really special for their fans. Being one of those lucky fans, I was at all 4 nights in NYC and so having this box-set was a must-have for me. It did not disappoint!
The box set is very large and looks almost like a board game. The dragonfly is actually bigger than I expected, and the detailing is very cool.
The book has a collage of pictures of the band, tickets, old concert fliers and photos (I must digress….it was awesome to see the old Juliana Theory tour flier from when they played in Old Bridge…and the 2004 tour sticker with the bloody dragonfly…great shows!)
There’s a section in the back for the “Children of the Fence” where, if you ordered during a certain period of time, your name would be in the book. If you did this, finding yourself among all the names is a great feeling! One among the fence!
Each of the 4 nights in Terminal 5 are on their own DVDs, as well as on CD. The DVDs are extremely well put-together. The sound quality is great, the way it is filmed reminds me of a movie or music video-awesome quality. There is also an 80 minute documentary that even for someone like me who has followed the band for 8 or so years, I learned new things about the band I never knew before!
There are also special scenes with all of the web casts they had done talking about toughest album to play, most fun album to play, etc. They were played online during Neverender on the band’s website/myspace. The opening acts from Mic Todd, Richard Christy (I think that was his name), Davenport Cabinet, and Claudio introducing Night of Living Dead playing during NWFT are also on there, as well as some clips from the other 3 Neverenders (Chicago, LA, and London).
There are so many great things to say about this box set. Basically, if you are a fan of Coheed and Cambria, and you went to these shows…even if you didn’t go to these shows but wanted to or wanted to feel like you’re at a live show…this box set has it all and more. I laughed, I cried (not even a little ashamed to admit it…if you watch the documentary, you may shed a tear or two as well), I sang along. I love this box set. You will too!