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Live at the Paradiso Amsterdam Live
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|1. SIMPLE CREED|
|2. ALL OVER YOU|
|3. THE RIVER|
|4. THE DOLPHIN'S CRY|
|5. I WALK THE LINE|
|6. SELLING THE DRAMA|
|7. LIGHTNING CRASHES|
|8. TURN MY HEAD|
|9. I ALONE|
|11. LAKINI'S JUICE|
|13. OPERATION SPIRIT|
|14. DANCE WITH YOU|
Live has been one of the most successful and enduring alternative rock bands of the 1990s and 2000s, and despite their long list of achievements, live are finding themselves busier than ever touring the world and releasing their first-ever live cd Includes sixteen songs plus two new studio tracks including the new radio single, "forever," and "purifier"
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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.
There are no other words to describe this album except to say "electrifyingly stunning." The quality of the sounds is utterly amazing- so distinct and clear that you would think that they were in the studio if it were not for the thunderous response from the crowd. Few bands can reach out and connect with an audience like these guys; if you've been to a concert then you know what I mean, and if you haven't, no worries- because it comes across on this album.
Live takes the audience and the listeners on a spiritual journey through each and every song: from the powerful songs like Lakini's Juice to the softer and emotional sides of Overcome (Which was released as a singe on September 11th - quite fitting). You want to weep when you hear the emotion coming through on The River, and you want to drive a hundred miles an hour to All Over You. Lightning Crashes... well, I approached this with honest skepticism. This song came out over a decade ago, and you'd think that after countless concerts and performances you'd hear the weariness when they play it. Thank God I was wrong and chills ran through me in the ending chorus.
The only downside is that there isn't any conversation between songs; Ed has great points of view and thoughts to share with audiences- he always makes me laugh; perhaps the record company wanted his thoughts off the record- literally.
Though I have not seen Live in a few years, it's nice to know that they are still rocking houses from West Coast to East Cost to Europe. You will not be disappointed whatsoever with this album, and unlike concerts, where you are blessed with that connection once every time they tour- now you can share that experience every day. In Ed's closing words "God Bless... Goodnight."