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4.34 | 290 ratings

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Jim Garten
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3 stars It is the nature of live albums that (so long as they have not been tampered with too much in the studio) they showcase that band sounding considerably more raw than the studio albums; this is pretty much the case here - the musicianship is all high quality (with special mentions to Phil Erhart & Robbie Steinhart), the vocals a little on the shrill side at times (as is often the case with live albums - the songs get played faster & the vocalists have to struggle to keep up), but overall a very good live album, helped by the selection of soings covered; unusually, the 'hit' singles, 'Wayward Son' & 'Dust In The Wind' are buried mid set, as opposed to being crow pleasing encores

If you get a chance to pick this album up at a reasonable price, it will be worth it for the versions of 'Paradox', 'Icarus', 'Mariabron' and 'Magnum Opus' alone.

Jim Garten | 3/5 |


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