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Live Live


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  • Audio CD (April 25 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B00004ST2L
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,073 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Plan
2. Randy Described Eternity
3. Stop The Show
4. Virginia Reel Around The Fountain
5. Cortez The Killer
6. Car
7. Singing Sores Make Perfect Swords
8. I Would Hurt A Fly
9. Broken Chairs

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Format: Audio CD
Doug Martsch is a true guitar hero. While he operates out of the mainstream, he is an accomplished and powerful player, and most "classic" rock fans would enjoy this if given a chance. The songwriting is excellent, as always, and the live setting really makes the sound even more powerful than in studio. Buy it for the people who just listen to the same songs over and over, and they'll be converted!
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By A Customer on Dec 4 2003
Format: Audio CD
I'd give it 4.5 if I could. This was the album that got me started on BTS about 2 years ago, so I agree with the people saying this is a good way to get introduced to the band. This album, more than any other I've heard from BTS (or probably anyone, for that matter) has absolutely amazing guitar work.
The two 19 minute tracks are excellent. The meandering guitar on Cortez the Killer is pretty good (and that's the best Neil Young impression I've heard), but the real jewel is Broken Chairs, with its awesome buildups and creshendos.
The Plan, Randy..., Stop the Show, and Car are all significantly better live, as the guitar is allowed to stand out more. And Virginia Reel is amazing. The guitar on that one soars. Seriously, with that song I put on the headphones, close my eyes, and imagine soaring through the clouds.
So overall, this album is really special. If not for Singing Sores, which lacked the interesting guitar work found everywhere else, and Hurt a Fly, which was the exception by being better in the studio version, this would definitely be a perfect album.
If you love great guitar, you really should own this.
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Format: Audio CD
Words cannot encapsule the fluidity, depth and finesse that characterise this album.
With two songs that stretch to near 20 minutes each (including a perfect reading of Neil Young's "Cortez The Killer") Built To Spill have fashioned an experience which is at once psychedelic and awash in richness.
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By Walter Chen on Feb. 21 2001
Format: Audio CD
I was a little disappointed with the song selection of this album, as they didn't really choose my favorite songs. However, the covers are what make this album pretty darn cool. In particular, Cortez the Killer is very cool, and Virginia reels around the fountain is pretty roudy as well. Good album for a built to spill fan. If you're just starting though, i'd say get "there's nothing wrong with love," even though Perfect from now on is my favorite album by bts, tnwwl is more accessible. Anyway, this is a pretty rad album. Better than a lot of lousy live albums
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Format: Audio CD
I personally have never seen them live, but this cd is amazing! If you just go by the music itself the cd is near perfect. There is great sound quality and doug and jim combine for some of the greatest guitar counter-melodies I've ever heard. The Neil Young cover of "Cortez the Killer", is utterly stunning. Really all the songs are good, although I would have like to seen TimeTrap or Mr. Crowley, but I am very much content with this cd.
The best songs are "The Plan", "Virginia Reel Around the Fountain", "Car", "Randy Described Eternity", but the best is "Cortez the Killer". It is so amazing, I sometimes just get lost in the solos. I love this cd, and maybee you will too.
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This is one of the few real examples of a good live record. The energy, emotion and just plain badass riffs make this record a joy to have and own. Built to Spill is one of the few bands that have stayed true to their audience, this is a fine example of music at it's best, not just another live album to pay off debts.
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By A Customer on Sept. 24 2000
Format: Audio CD
I've always wanted to see BTS live, but they never play in my area. I knew they must be awesome live, and now I know. The whole cd is awesome. This is band which is limited when it comes to recording music, as they are much better live, which is one of the defining qualities of a great band. It seems like it'll be perfect from now on, and please keep their greatness like a secret, as it is more enjoyable that way.
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Format: Audio CD
Although the studio albums have their moments, Built To Spill are one of those groups that really light up as a live act, something which "Live" documents flawlessly well. I am not a particularly big fan of the "song" parts of the group's songs (they're just a little too nondescript to these ears) but that's not really what the band's about on this release: what's on display here are some of the greatest guitar heroics to be heard in several decades. The soundscapes which are created in tracks like "Cortez The Killer" and "Broken Chairs" (19 minutes each!) must be heard to be believed (and check out the picture-perfect Neil Young vocal impersonation in "Cortez"!). Even a relatively short track like "The Plan" contains a mind-blowing solo which travels through several different and uniquely original styles. Put simply, the guitarists can play ANYTHING, and use whatever effects are at their disposable to maximum advantange. The overall effect is extremely loud, overpowering, majestic and (gasp!) psychedelic. The studio work sounds like a dry run in comparison; for those who want a first taste of Built To Spill, "Live" would certainly be my first recommendation.
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