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Concert In Paris is, just as the title indicates, a live album recorded in Paris. To be more exact it was recorded during the tour in support of Hypothetical, the second studio release featuring Mac on lead vocals. Precisely half of the track list (four out of eight songs) is occupied by material from that most recent album at the time of this recording. A further two songs were taken from the previous Clone, the first (and in my opinion best) of the Mac-era albums.

My all-time favourite Threshold album Extinct Instinct is sadly overlooked entirely for this live set, but Psychedelicatessen and Wounded Land are represented by one song each. The older songs are the better ones and Mac does a fine job of recreating the vocals on material originally sung by Damian Wilson and Glynn Morgan. Paradox is always an excellent number and the highlight here for me.

All in all, this album runs for over 50 minutes and is a welcome addition to a comprehensive Threshold collection. However, the subsequent double CD and live DVD Critical Energy--recorded on the tour in support of the band's next album, Critical Mass--is the ultimate Threshold live release till this day.

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