I thought that this one was a pretty large technical advance over previous. No audible distortion, and the lighting was much better. Some folks complained about audio levels, but I suspect that low levels are the price of avoiding clipping in louder passages. There was a LOT of dynamic range, and I suppose that could have been compressed to avoid distortion, but I'd prefer to keep things this way. With enough gain at home, there was no problem getting plenty of sound even out of the internal speakers on my iMac. (Needed to use full volume on the StageIt player, and about 3/4 volume on the system.)
The performances were great. I thought the time Vienna spent on Feather Moon to work out the looper parts *also* resulted in a superior vocal and piano performance to any I had heard before. And of course Mission Street on guitar was to die for.
These retrospectives are very useful as a way of listening to Vienna's music with fresh ears. As someone who joined the party after DTTN was out, and who quickly latched on to DTTN as a favorite, I had always kind of given WS short shrift in Vienna's catalog, and this performance finally put it in its proper perspective for me. I'd have to do the stats, but I'll bet the average frequency of WS songs in Vienna's shows is very high compared to others. I am only now appreciating how adding these songs to the earlier ones must have enriched her live shows at the time. A contemporary VT show would be unimaginable without them.
Ain't praying for miracles, I'm just down on my knees
Listening for the song behind everything I think I know
And everything I think I know is just static on the radio.