Critics of the German three-piece might argue that they are nothing but an unfulfilled promise. Their blockbuster "The Great Commandment" saw them top the American Billboard Dance Chart, but little else materialized from that explosive start. As an avid fan of Camouflage, I have followed them closely from "Voices & Images" onwards and luckily they garnered enough European fans to justify their existence. As Oliver Kreyssig left them after "Methods of Silence" (1989), their output became much more uneven. All the more impressive, then, that comeback album "Sensor" (2003) was their strongest effort to date. Kreyssig was back and Camouflage were a vital force to be reckoned with again.
"Live in Dresden" contains a full live concert with all the hits performed in front of (mostly) enthusiastic fans. A lot of tracks from their latest studio album "Relocated" is included, but they prove well worthy of the more acoustic live setting. The live CD included does not have all the live tracks, but the most important ones (I did miss "The Pleasure Remains", though). The second DVD holds video clips as well as rarely seen TV performances from the eighties. These are true gems for long-time fans like myself. The documentary on how they managed to puzzle together a Russian tour is also very fascinating and proves that the electronic scene is truly on the rise in the East.
All in all, a fantastic live release, packed to the brim with extras and exclusives. As a result, "Live in Dresden" has managed to climb to number two on the German Music DVD Charts! I suggest you do your best to help it in whatever country you are from, too.