Live is one of those bands who do not seem to get the respect they deserve - too often they are measured by Throwing Copper and the records since then are always somewhat dismissed. But if you have listened to their records, or have been lucky enough to see them in concert, you will know why they have so many fans.
And this CD captures what makes the band so good- the energy and performances comes through here. With the number of Albums they have released there will be some tracks missing that anyone who is a Live Fan would like to hear, but despite that this is a good sampler and contains the major hits people know - "Lighting Crashes" and "I Alone", but the magic is in some of the other songs.
"Dolphin's Cry" off the Distance to Here, is a good example. Though it was a semi hit, it was not as big as others but when you hear the fans start singing at the beginning with Ed, well it did send chills down my spine since I always loved that song. "Overcome" is another one like that.
I hope they do another concert record so some of my other favorites are included, but until then I am very happy with this.