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3.86 | 14 ratings

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3 stars This live album is rather good sounding. Mostly live-recordings salvaged from the beginning of the seventies have a terrible bootleg-quality.

Mostly when it was recorded for radio, the quality is much better. I don't know the history of this live album, but it sounds good. Although there's a lot of audience talking throughout the recording. Wich is rather annoying. So apart from playing the album as a novelty, I won't come back to this album rather often.

The tracklist isn't really suprising, the band play their stand-out tracks. Because the band wasn't a singles-band, they could just go on and play their 10+ minute epics. Annie is of course outstanding, but that is no suprise. The rest of the band is really tight, and one of the tightest progbands from that era.

Anway, because I'm a fan, I'm rather happy listening to it, but I cannot imagine other music-lovers to have an interest. So I recommend this one to Renaissance-fans and not so much to other listeners.

Kingsnake | 3/5 |


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