if you like the phobia album by breaking benjamin and never seen them live before, here’s your chance. This album has the regular phobia album along with every song: intro, the diary of jane, breath, you, evil angel, until the end, dance with the devil, topless, here we are, unknown soldier, had enough, you fight me, and outro. And also in addition, it has The Diary of Jane (acoustic version) with the first disk as the 14th track. Now, onto the DVD disk. It’s a green disk, and once inside your dvd player, you can choose to either play it in stereo, or 5.1 Dolby Digital. The disk is about an hour long with live footage from February from their home town while playing 15 songs in order that includes: polyamorous, home, shallow bay, breakdown, topless, away, the diary of jane, dance with the devil, until the end, had enough, sooner or later, break my fall, so cold, breath, and evil angel, ending the album with the rest of the band throwing things at the crowd. That’s probably about it. Though, the only difference between the original album and the collector’s is that, well, the collector’s has a dvd and the other doesn’t. But another thing is that if you look closely at the artwork, the original album has a more darker tone to it’s photo’s, while as the collector’s has a more brighter tone. That’s everything, go buy if you’re interested.
No Description AvailableNo Track Information AvailableMedia Type: CDArtist: BREAKING BENJAMINTitle: PHOBIAStreet Release Date: 04/17/2007<Domestic or Import: DomesticGenre: ROCK/POP
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This is really a great album, the songs are getting better end better on each new project from Breaking Benjamin (BB). Anyway, my advice is to listen and buy all the other albums from this group – my favorite one nowadays. I recommend special attention to these songs: You, Evil Angel, Dance With The Devil, You Fight Me, Had Enough, and Breath. Also, it’s a very good idea to pack the CD with a full BB live concert. Great!!!
This is one of my favorite albums of all time…seriously. I listen to classic rock, hard rock, alternative, progressive, and some country. If you like anything around the genres of melodic hard rock or progressive rock, you’ll probably love it too. It has a bit of a dark flavor to it (similar to Staind or Three Days Grace), but it moves along very smoothly without excessive gravel (there’s a little here and there for effect…nicely done).
Now the DVD. First, it’s very well done audiowise and visually. The camera work is nice with good editing. The audio is good. The musicianship is excellent. But, the singing is somewhat of a dissapointment. Sadly, much of it is a little flat. I would also complain just a bit about the lighting on the singer’s (Ben’s) face. In addition to hiding his eyes, it almost makes him seem unenthusiastic. But, for the encore songs, they made it better (as if they realized they messed up for the first 40 minutes). I’m a little suprised the group, specifically the main guy (I’ve heard he is very particular) was OK with releasing this with the flaws I mentioned. I still enjoyed the performance, but it could have been oh so good.
In this release, you will get Breaking Benjamin’s “Phobia” CD (which is an excellent rock CD) and the band’s first ever LIVE- The Homecoming DVD filmed in their hometown of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania at Stabler Arena. The “Phobia” CD has Breaking Benjamin’s two rock radio hits “The Diary of Jane” and “Breath” and the DVD includes all of their hits from their “Phobia”, “We Are Not Alone” and “Saturate” CD’s. The DVD portion was available to watch on HDNET TV in early March. Any fan of the band or for anyone who has been to one of their live shows needs to pick this release up!
I ran accross this at the store the other day and forgot that it had come out. If you don’t already own the CD, then this is the edition to buy. If you own it, then you should replace it with this one. It has all the songs of the origninal Phobia and the enhanced protion of the CD. Also included it the bonus Diary of Jane Acoustic track on the CD portion, similar to what they did with “We are not Alone” adding rain 2005 on re-release. But, the kicker is a full 60 minute concert DVD of the tour only available with this set. It was the live recording of the concert in their hometown of Bethleham, Pennsylvania. They play a great show, decent camera work and great audio. I was suprised they did not play the song “rain” as an encoure or even during the set, but that’s ok, still a great DVD. I hope this is a prelude to a seperate DVD. Anyway, well worth the 2-3 dollars more this may run than the single CD copy.