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Jake E.
4 stars We are the 801...We are the central shaft... 1. Lagrima:::::::::::Opens the album with a train sound_perhaps the train from the Diamond Head album cover_which reminds me of the opening to David Bowie's Sation To Sation album released in 1976. Then Manzanera starts to play the solo, which is treated by Eno, this song bleeds into...

2. Tomorrow Never Knows:::::::::::A Beatles cover, with superb bass by Mr. MacCormick of Matching Mole. Soon all the insterments begin to become present and flow smoothly, along with Eno's tapes. Eno provides vocals very nicely, nice guitar solo from the star of the show Manzanera, along with bubbling Fender Rhodes by Fracis Monkman and perfect drums from Simon Philipps, who was only 18 at the time of the show.

3. East Of Asteroid::::::::::::: A reprise from Manzanera/Eno's Quite Sun days, the drums make the song, best drums on the entire album! Good synthesizing by Eno, flawless guitar playing, and even includes a bass solo.

4. Rongwrong::::::::::::Another Quite Sun reprise, shorter, better, sweeter than the original. This song is the softest song on the album, once again flawless effort, great bass, vocals, guitar, keys, and even the clavinet. Towards the end you hear Eno starting up the tape's to begin for...

5. Sombre Reptiles::::::::::Taken from Eno's Another Green World, you hear both drums & rhythm generator from Philipps, amazing bass, weird sounds, Rhodes providing a reggae like beat, and of course Eno's lead synth. Better that the original

6. Golden Hours::::::::::Also taken from Another Green World, great treated guitar, drums bass, Eno's vocals stand out on this song, especially towards the end. includes a Rhodes solo by Monkman, treated with Eno's tapes.

7. The Fat Lady Of Limbourg:::::::::::Taken from Eno's Taking Tiger Mountain, begins with a rhythm machine, and Eno's buzzing synth, and Manzanera's trippy guitar sounds, the bass sounds like it came straight from the album. Great vocals; guitar. At the end, right at the climax Philipps turns off the rhythm machine and starts ponding the drums, very fun song.

8. Baby's On Fire::::::::::I never know why Eno wants to play this live, no one will ever beat the originalguitar solo! But 801 tried; starts off with Eno's synth in a rhythm, great drums, then comes two very weird guitar solo's from Manzanera, trippy synth at the end. When the audience begins to applaud, Eno recordes them with his Tapes and uses the flange-effect at the same time, giving the audience applause a trippy effect, which bleeds into...

9. Diamond Head::::::::::Taken from Phil Manzanera's first and best solo album; Diamond Head. The secound softest song on the album, with a jaw dropping guitar solo throght the entire song, with Eno on treatments, funky bass, very Relaxing song, without vocals.

10. Miss Shapiro::::::::::::Also taken from Diamond Head, very fast, includes a nice guitar solo, good drums, and perfect Rhodes, better than the original. Eno's vocals also stand out on this track, this song bleeds into...

11. You Really Got Me::::::::::::A Kinks cover, worst song on the album, the bass carries the song, but you can tell it's all in good fun, at the end, the audience claps to the beat of the song.

12. 3rd Uncle:::::::::::::::The darkest song on the entire album, great bass, fantastic drums, fast rhythm guitar, fast vocals provided by: Eno, MacCormick, Watson>god way to end an album, I also think there are more than one bass being played.

All in all, this is probably the best live album I've ever heard, besides Pink Floyds Pulse.

Jake E. | 4/5 |


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