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Cardiacs - All That Glitters Is A Mares Nest  CD (album) cover





4.47 | 22 ratings

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5 stars Perfect flowing between the audience and the group, maybe only comparable to that of Faith no More. The audience are really passionate and participative while the band sound like a theatrical, often operatic symphonic jazz orchestra, all at the same time. Recorded at Sailsbury Arts Centre, a little venue where later the same day Napalm Death were recording their Live Corruption album since the managment were common to both bands.

The VHS video version of the event, called just Maresnest, is a must see, though it lacks two songs, namely Two bites of cherry and All Spectacular, and that's a lamentable thing for me, I mean, I think the show mantained such a flown level that can be really cut down with taking out just one song. The video also includes interesting backstage scenes.

Live albums like these are just a coronation to any truly involved artist. A show historic for being the last time Tim Quy and Sara Smith played with the band. A perfect sample of how climatic and intense a musical show could be when it falls to the right hands.

(Four stars and a half) Excellent!

synesthetize | 5/5 |


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