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4.04 | 52 ratings

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4 stars As a fan from the very beginning I so wanted to like this set ..... but I suppose the problem is right there in the title .... 'bootleg'!!!!

Theses disks are similar too the straight from the mixing desks live sets disks that are sold on the bands website.

Now if you're OK with the sound quality you get from a raw, straight from the desk recording, then you'll be happy with these.

Personally, when I listened to a live album I want a properly mixed and produced recording, so these recordings do not please me as much as I had hoped.

What I find particularly puzzling is that the first live set in this box was professionally recorded!! it was used on the DVD version' From Stoke Row to Ipanema'. The whole show appears on the DVD and sounds great ... yet on this CD set we have a poor 'from the desk' recording - is this because EMI own the rights to that live set? who knows!

Anyway you get 4 live performances that are musically very satisfying, if not sonically great.

It's a nice set to have if you, like me, attended these shows/tours. AND its available very cheaply if you shop around - I snapped up my copy for 6 (six pounds Stirling)

`So, a nice addition, if you can get it cheaply, but not an essential. the live album 'Made Again' is a superior set of recordings - if only we could have the whole live sets used in that CD....!

Matt-T | 4/5 |


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