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4 stars This is better than the "Vol.1" CD. The release of this CD was announced with a note in the "Vol. 1" CD as a "Limited Edition" release. But I don`t think that it really was a "Limited Edition" release, because since it was released in early 1993 I still have seen several new copies of this CD in the record shops. So, this "Limited Edition" announcement was more a marketing strategy done by their record labels (Virgin and Atlantic).The recording and mixing of this CD is as good as in the "Vol. 1" CD. This "Vol. 2" has more "Progressive songs", and it could have been more intereresting for Prog Fans. The "Old medley" is good, but it shows that the band was tired of the past, so they played some old songs as part of a medley. This live version of "Driving the Last Spike" has very good drums by Chester Thompson, and it is better than the original version, despite having a change to a lower tone in the last verses of the song, as maybe Collins didn`t feel comfortable singing this part of the song in the original tone. "Domino" is also better in this live version, with excellent drums by Thompson, and without electronic drums as the original version (but it still has the drum machine, a basic part of the song). "Fading Lights" is the best song in this CD, with an enegetic live version played as a trio by Banks/Collins/Rutherford, a live version with a few changes, as it has a few additional instrumental parts to give time to Collins, who was singing in the front of the stage, to go to play his drums in the back of the stage. The main instrumental part is very good, with Collins`very good drums, Banks`very good solos and a very good lead guitar by Rutheford (who plays guitar and bass pedals in all the parts of this song). As Rutherford ends his solo and the instrumental part is finished by the band, Collins returns to the front of the stage to sing the last verses of the song. "Home by the Sea/Second Home by the Sea" " is another song which I don`t like very much, but this live version is better than the studio version as it is played with acoustic drums, and it has some "power" added in the mainly instrumental section called "Second Home by the Sea", with very good drums by Collins and Thompson. The last musical piece in this CD is the "Drum Duet" by Collins and Thompson, which credites both drummers as composers of this "drum duet", which is really a "composition" (as other "drum duets" by them) because it has some basic parts played in the same order in the drums by both drummers, and some parts on which they "answer" each other, playing "complements" to each other`s drums playing.
Guillermo | 4/5 |


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