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3.82 | 21 ratings | 4 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1996

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Laundry Blues (11:36)
2. Contre (7:26)
3. Alone (11:30)
4. Promenade au fond d'un canal (22:08)

Total Time 52:40

Line-up / Musicians

- Roger Trigaux / guitar, keyboards, vocals
- Reginald Trigaux / guitar, keyboards, vocals
- Bruno Bernas / bass, vocals
- Dave Kerman / drums & percussion

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PRESENT Live! ratings distribution

(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(57%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (5%)

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Review by Greger
4 stars The Belgian band PRESENT formed by guitarist and composer Roger Trigaux (ex. UNIVERS ZERO) is in free flight on this live album recorded in December 9th, 1995 at the "AKW" in Würzburg, Germany. The band has had a few line-up changes and on this recording you'll also find Réginald Trigaux on guitar and keyboards, bass player Bruno Bernas and the magnificent drummer Dave Kerman. The music of PRESENT is dark and in the same musical territory as ART ZOYD, Dr. NERVE, MAGMA, KING CRIMSON and UNIVERS ZERO. Although the album has a lot of nice dual guitar/bass and lengthy compositions, it is however less complex and intricate than many other PRESENT releases. Still the music is very intricate and I don't think that a PRESENT album will ever disappoint me.
Review by Sean Trane
4 stars I have seen Present twice around that time ( only fifty people in attendence) and once with HOYRY KONE opening up for them - what a bill that was. Seeing them live gives a new life on some of these numbers but I wish more numbers were Present ( toooooo easy , I know but it had to be done at least once ) on this album . The line- up is totally different than in the 80's , now comprises his son on rythm guitar and Dave Kerman from 5UU and U TOTEM. On one occasion they played this stuff with another drummer . Pierre Narcisse (an acquaintaince of mine) and Daniel Denis was droping by and Promenade Au Fond D'un Canal with two drums was something else. This is the sort of epilogue to Present 's first era as their music will now change and evolve in a surprising manner.

WARNING ! Playing this album while trying to get laid can only lead to failureof both the laying and the listening.

Latest members reviews

4 stars One of my favorite RIO live albums... Not one of the best but definetively one that I really appreciate because it stands like the end of Present first era and inside the four long tracks of this album you can find the most "classic" Present sound from hard and raw sections leaded by Roger and R ... (read more)

Report this review (#1347904) | Posted by progadicto | Sunday, January 18, 2015 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Live versions of their earlier material. I am a fan of the first three Present albums. Material they have played live & recorded for this album. Present's three first albums was very gloomy and horror movies influenced. Some of their music reminds me a lot about what the zeuhl band Shub Nigg ... (read more)

Report this review (#560787) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | Review Permanlink

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