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Live, released in 2007

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Alaska (1:33)
2. Time to Kill (7:16)
3. The Only Thing She Needs (7:21)
4. Carrying No Cross (9:58)
5. Thirty Years (10:03)
6. In the Dead of Night (7:49)
7. Caesar's Palace Blues (4:23)
- Bonus tracks (taken from John Wetton's Akustika: Live in America):
8. Rendez-Vous 6:20 (4:02)
9. Thirty Years (3:24)
10. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes (3:11)
11. Christina (3:12)

Total Time 62:12

Line-up / Musicians

- Allan Holdsworth / guitars
- Bill Bruford / drums
- Jon Wetton / bass, vocals, acoustic guitar (bonus tracks)
- Eddie Jobson / keyboards, electric violin

Releases information

FM radio broadcast recorded live by WBCN FM Boston at the Paradise Theater, Boston, Massachusetts, USA on July 11, 1978.

The Store for Music Ltd
Renaissance Entertainment Group

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UK Live in America ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
Good, but non-essential (35%)
Collectors/fans only (29%)
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Review by lor68
3 stars First of all I don' t understand the choice regarding the bonus tracks: a few melodic songs taken from "Akustika", including such a famous ballad like "The smile has left you eyes", whose utility is not clear here...then the new (actually the old one) proposal for the same songs as in their live from Boston (this latter being already equal to the "UK classics" or also to "The road test"), which is a sort of duplication regarding all the US concerts, even though from the "best music era" concerning the remarkable Wetton's career!! Besides their usual famous songs- such as "The Only thing She Needs", "Carring No Cross" and "Caesar's Palace Blues"- don't add anything new, in comparison to the excellent version of their studio album; nevertheless it's always a pleasure listening to a couple of virtuosic musicians like Holdsworth and Jobson together, plus an excellent bass player like Wetton...the problem was the absurd competition between the guitarist (which brought about his continual improvisation in the composition) and the keyboard player, whose duplication of the identical solos during every concert, was the pretentious attitude to oblige Mr Holdsworth to do the same and- of course- it was not the right thing in my opinion...the album"Danger Money", without Holdsworth, made the ensemble a "keyboard-oriented trio", unlike the line-up of the first album, whose music direction is more jazzy and "prog- fusion like". So, as for all these reasons, the lack of a great guitarist in the following year was the cause of their ruin- as well as the end of the supergroup...generally I prefer the studio version, but the present live is worth checking out at least (the same consideration as for "UK road test"), even though I don't like the mixer effects regulated on Wetton's voice without reverberation.

Good but not essential in my opinion!!

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