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3.88 | 21 ratings | 2 reviews | 38% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1997

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Waterfall (4:38)
2. The Light Still Shines (5:00)
3. Sector 17 (8:06)
4. Throw Myself to the Wind (4:01)
5. I Couldn't Write and Tell You (9:45)
6. Your City Is Falling (5:47)
7. What Did I Say About the Box, Jack (20:20)

Total Time 57:37

Line-up / Musicians

- Dennis Elliott / drums
- John Mealing / keyboards, vocals
- Dick Morrissey / flute, saxophone
- Dave Quincy / saxophone
- Jim Richardson / bass
- Terry Smith / guitar

Releases information

CD Repertoire 4653

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IF Europe 1972 ratings distribution

(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(38%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
Good, but non-essential (19%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by snobb
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3 stars This IF album was released with "Never Before Released Recordings" stated on cover. What is true only in part. In reality it contains four outtakes from band's fourth album (recorded live in studio) "Waterfall", and three extended tracks from their 1972 tour ( which gave enough recorded material for live album released before).

Songs even if has some additional energy, sounds not at the level of studio recordings (especially vocals). Album's songs even are placed in similar order, as on "Waterfall" . Possibly, most interesting composition on this album is final one, "What Did I Say About the Box, Jack,", which came from their debut album, but is extended till 20+ minutes there.

In all, album is softer, a bit more brass-pop oriented, than their debut, even if still have plenty of jazzy improvisations and brassy arrangements. Not a bad album for band fans, but far not necessary release for all others. In fact, doesn't add something new to band's existed recordings.

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5 stars Since IF's "Forgotten Roads" includes highlights from their first three albums, and this live album includes most of their fourth album, these two cd's together can ably fulfill your dream IF collection. (That is, if you ever had a dream of collecting some nice IF....) Great performances here, an ... (read more)

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