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3.38 | 30 ratings | 4 reviews | 20% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Live, released in 1995

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. A Tension of Souls (7:27)
2. Sanity's End (11:06)
3. Innocent (4:38)
4. Surface to Air (9:13)
5. Paradox (8:27)

Total Time 40:51

Line-up / Musicians

- Glynn Morgan / vocals
- Karl Groom / guitar, backing vocals
- Richard West / keyboards, backing vocals
- Nick Midson / guitar
- Jon Jeary / bass, backing vocals
- Jay Micciche / drums

Releases information

CD Giant Electric Pea GEPCD1015 (1995)

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THRESHOLD Livedelica ratings distribution

(30 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(23%)
Good, but non-essential (50%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Greger
4 stars As always when THRESHOLD is releasing a new album, there is also a new line-up. This time it's a live album, which is showing a heavier side of THRESHOLD than on the studio albums. The drummer Jay Micciche has a heavy way of playing, and that is one of the reasons. Usually it would be a strange move to release a live album with only two albums in the back-catalogue, but the many line-up changes and the development in style is justifying this. You can hear it very clear especially in the tracks that are originating from the debut album "Wounded Land". The CD is recorded during their tour that went throughout 1994 and 1995, and included shows with MAGNUM, PARADISE LOST, WHITESNAKE and DREAM THEATER. This album may be a good introduction for new listeners, but also a great album for the old fans.
Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars This is THRESHOLD's third release, and their first live album.They have a new drummer for this one and it's kind of interesting hearing Glynn Morgan singing the three songs that Damian Wilson originally sang.

"A Tension Of Souls" is pretty faithful to the original with a slow and heavy intro.The song picks up tempo 3 minutes in as riffs arrive. Glynn's vocals on this song remind me of Jon Oliva's, kind of rough. "Sanity's End" is all about the vocals. I like the mellow interlude 2 1/2 minutes in.This is one song I can hear Wilson's vocals in my mind, and Glynn is really faithful to his style. The synths sound great, as does the soaring guitar 6 minutes in. A minute later they just let it rip ! Nice keyboard solo followed by some biting guitar.

"Innocent" opens with reserved vocals and melancholic guitar melody. Vocals get passionate as drums come in. A blistering guitar solo 3 minutes in.This becomes a powerful song and the vocals have a lot to do with that. "Surface To Air" opens with soft vocals and piano, as a full sound comes in before 2 minutes. Some fantastic guitar 5 minutes in. "Paradox" has an uptempo chorus and some screaming guitar 7 minutes in.

This is a good live record but most of my favourites from the first two albums are missing. Still, the crowd is very into this concert and the band played extremely well.

Review by The Crow
3 stars First live album of the British prog-metal band Threshold!

The sound of the album is fantastic but to be honest, maybe a bit too much. I don't know how elaborate the mixing process and the post-production of this album was, but it really sounds like a studio record most of the time, decreasing the credibility and spontaneity of the music included here.

However, the band made a good work here! Glynn Morgan tried to imitate the Damian Wilson vocals in the excellent Wounded Land songs with irregular fortune but he is fine nonetheless, and Livedelica was also the only album where the former drummer Nick Harrandence can be heard, making a powerful and accurate contribution.

Conclusion: Livedelica is a fine but far from essential live album from this underrated band, sadly out of print these days but included in the special edition of their second album Psychedelicatessen.

Specially recommended for fans!

My rating: ***

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3 stars This live EP is highly recommended to all the Threshold fans (the others go buy the studio albums first!) since it shows the band at its first peak, recorded during the german tour supporting Dream Theater. I love the way Glynn Morgan sings the songs from the first album (to be honest: I prefer ... (read more)

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