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Live At Leeds (Remastered / Expanded) Original recording remastered, Live

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  • Audio CD (March 1 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Live
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000002OVJ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (196 customer reviews)
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1. Heaven And Hell
2. I Can't Explain
3. Fortune Teller
4. Tattoo
5. Young Man Blues
6. Substitute
7. Happy Jack
8. I'm A Boy
9. A Quick One, While He's Away
10. Amazing Journey/Sparks
11. Summertime Blues
12. Shakin' All Over
13. My Generation
14. Magic Bus

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One of the greatest live rock albums of all time with eight new cuts!

Anyone who owned the vinyl copy of Live at Leeds will barely recognize its digitized namesake. While the 1970 record offered a mere six selections, the 1995 CD reissue is fleshed out with a full 14 tracks. Reveling in the augmented Leeds prompts one to wonder why in the name of "Heaven and Hell" they didn't put out a double record in the first place. No matter. This Live at Leeds is actually superior to its revered predecessor. The Who are at their Maximum R&B peak here, bringing an almost proto-metal aggression to supercharged covers of "Young Man Blues," "Summertime Blues," and "Shakin' All Over" (all from the original record) and treating fans to originals familiar ("I Can't Explain," "My Generation," "Magic Bus") and less known ("Heaven and Hell," "Tattoo," "A Quick One"). An improved-upon classic. --Steven Stolder

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steve Parsons on Aug. 14 2003
Format: Audio CD
I have always considered The Who to be the greatest live band ever. Live at Leeds is a sure testament to that claim. However, MCA continually attempts to do the album justice by re-mixing, re-mastering, and releasing it until they finally have the perfect version. Unfortunately, the newest incarnation, Live at Leeds: Deluxe Edition, is far from perfect and while claiming to have been restored to its full concert length, the Tommy tracks have been placed on one disc and the non-Tommy tracks placed on the other. This is quite bothersome as Tommy was originally played before several non-Tommy tracks. Although the track listing has been altered, this isn't the biggest problem. It seems that too much noise reduction has been used and the tracks have an almost sterile sound (The 1995 release of Live at Leeds has better sound quality than Deluxe Edition). I recommend this release only to hardcore Who fans that collect for specifically archival reasons and I suppose for the packaging as well (which is quite nice). Otherwise, as another reviewer has said, go out and find the bootleg of the Leeds show entitled Live At Leeds: Complete. LALC has the original running order from beginning to end, with no edits. Basically it's just the original tape with no alterations made. The sound isn't so bright but it's very honest, raw and powerful. Here's my ratings:
LIVE AT LEEDS (1995 Remaster) - ***** (Excellent sound quality and expanded to 15 tracks!
LIVE AT LEEDS COMPLETE - ***** (The original full length concert in brutal stereo! No edits!)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nathaniel Slautich on May 6 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is what live rock and roll is meant to be. The songs practically bristle with electric intensity, and the performances are second to none. Daltrey has never sung better, or with more conviction and swagger. Moon and Entwistle provide a razor sharp rhythm behind every song: Moon at his frenzied best, and Entwistle, stomping his way through the songs like Godzilla invading Tokyo. Ringleader Pete Townsend just slays the guitar parts, earning him the title The Best Sloppy Guitarist Ever (AKA the Neil Young Award). Standout cuts include "Amazing Journey/Sparks", "Young Man Blues" (Wow!), and "Summertime Blues". If this album does not give you goosebumps on every listen, then go back to letting your brain rot as it chews on the saccharine goop offered forth by the pop stars of the day. For all others, buy this record and ROCK!!!
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By A Customer on June 26 2004
Format: Audio CD
I never bought the original "Live at Leeds," having for the Who the same sort of love/hate affair I have with the Beatles (this may be the result of being an unabashed Stones fanatic, I don't know). I'd look at the songs on it, go, wow, just six, and pass.
Boy am I glad I waited.
The remakes of records have a disturbing tendency to historical revisionism. Here's an exception. The biggest change history made to the original "Live at Leeds" was SIMPLY PUTTING THE BEST PARTS OF THE SHOW ON THE RECORD, FINALLY! Every one of my favorite numbers here isn't on the original record. I'd go so far as to say that if you own the original vinyl version, encase it in Lucite as a period piece. And BUY THIS ONE. It's worth the price for "Heaven and Hell" ALONE. The Who never rocked harder or tighter, live or in the studio, than this one; Townsend's solo soars. He sounds more like Mick Taylor or Jimi Hendrix than like Pete Townsend! "Fortune Teller" is a metal-destructo take on the '50s chestnut covered in an entirely different (and equally good) fashion by the Stones. "Substitute" (OK, this one was on the original) sounds like a Led Zeppelin cover of a Who song. "A Quick One" is also on "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus" disc; they do a fairly identical version here, which highlights all of the group's gifts maybe better than any other single Who song. The harmony on "Tattoo" is heartbreakingly gorgeous. The "Tommy" excerpts rock out. Roger Daltrey is the frontman's frontman; his mini-discography between-songs patter is as fun to listen to as the songs. The sound quality will wow you. If this isn't Best Live Record Ever, it's top 5.
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By A Customer on May 21 2004
Format: Audio CD
Visceral. Pounding. Glorious rock and roll!! This is their absolute best recorded work. John Entwistle, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, and Keith Moon function like a single mind--a pulsating single organism, producing wave after wave of jaw-dropping sound. Every instrument is played like a lead instrument, but no one is upstaging. There's plenty of improvisation (including a little stand-up comedy between songs). You can just feel Townshend planning ahead, while always keeping us in the moment; and you think "does this song have an end?...hooray, no it doesn't!...Keep playing, keep playing!".
I don't know how they can keep singing harmony (and sometimes syncopated vocals) --especially Entwistle's singing high harmony while playing bass-- while they continue to produce jazzy complex riffs with frequently changing rhythmic and style patterns...And I just know that, if I could see them, they'd been leaping and gyrating all over the stage in typical athletic Who, Wow, WOW!
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