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LIVE AND LET LIVE

Twelfth Night

 

Neo-Prog

4.26 | 51 ratings

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transend
5 stars This review is kind of response to the recent 'Live at the target' review. Whilst I agree with that review (and also bought the LP back then) I feel that this live album recorded at the Marquee club is far superior if only for the wonderful lyrics and vocal lines the late (and great) Geoff Mann came up with for 'Sequences'. Yeah it is an all time prog classic, I wish more people would delve into Twelfth night's music and realize what a great band they were (and are again!). Those first few albums before Mann left are all wonderful prog rock.

This live album was recorded at the final Geoff Mann gigs. It is worth it alone for 'Sequences' and 'We are sane'. The 'Fact and fiction/poet sniffs a flower' combo from the 'Fact and fiction' LP is also noteworthy. The addition on the CD reissue of the song 'Creepshow' is also another reason to check the album out.

A highly underrated band who (in my opinion) never completely reached their full potential (but were still an amazing band) since the departure of Geoff Mann and the subsequent need to streamline their sound by the evil record companies resulted in not only a shift in direction away from prog but also (after the Virgin contract disappeared) the early demise (or rather long break!) of the band.

Check out this gem of a prog album and if they manage to come your way after their recent resurrection, go out and see them play. You won't be disappointed.

transend | 5/5 |

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