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3 stars One of so many Circle live albums from their very intensive period. This was recorded from "Space Force One"- festival from Finland. Most of the material could really be from their soundcheck of the evening concert, because you can hear their talking about monitors etc. After last song there is also some handclapping from the audience. This is one of the first gigs after brothers Julius and Pekka Jääskeläinen joined in Circle.

First piece "Kukkakaalia Kapteenit!" is not heard anywhere else. Itīs short, very beautiful and melodic improvisational piece. Next "Tuhatsata" has same base as an improvisation in "Tuhat" in "Rakennus"-livealbum, but itīs over ten minutes longer and is also much more intensive. Really a shamanistic trip, but maybe little bit too long. "Virsi" is quite the same way played as in "Rakennus", but hasnīt got the ending vocalpart. Only piece from studio Circle album is their "Satisfaction", "Nopeuskuningas". Itīs just too long because there happens nothing more than itīs shorter versions.

This Circle live album is recommend only fanatic Circle fans. The recording quality is better than "Rakennus"-live, but material is weaker. This album also gives a good picture from Circle at itīs wildest in improvisations, but as a start of Circle live records I recommend "Serpent".

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