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QUASAR LIVE 1984 - 1990

Quasar

 

Neo-Prog

2.05 | 4 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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2 stars Logical progression

As the title implies this live album features tracks recorded over several different years. Quasar is a great band that has been plagued by line-up changes through the years and here we have tracks recorded with several different line-ups. The only constant member is Keith Turner who leads the band even today. The 80's tracks features Susan Robinson on lead vocals and the 1990 recordings feature Tracy Hitchings.

The songs are generally excellent, but the sound quality is sadly not the best on any of these recordings and now that the Live 2011 album has been released, the present release is no longer the best way to hear Quasar live on record. Much better sounding versions of Seeing Stars, Loreli, and Power In Your Hands are also featured on that much more recent live album. I much recommend anyone who wants to hear the band live on record to begin with Live 2011. Live 1984-1990 is primarily for the fans who wants to investigate the history and evolution of the band. The most interesting aspects of this album is the possibility to hear Robinson and Hitchings tackle the older material which originally featured male lead vocals.

After having been impressed by the excellent Live 2011, I am much looking forward to further releases by Quasar, both live and studio. A new studio album has been in the pipeline for some time now and I hope it will see the light of day this year. The few new songs I have heard so far are most promising (check the live videos on the band's ReverbNation site).

SouthSideoftheSky | 2/5 |

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