I bought this set on a whim, after a listen to a few songs at the local independant music store...WOW. I had never purchased any of DiFranco's recordings before, much less even heard of her. I was immediately hooked on this album, and couldn't get enough of it. I really identified with her experiences, for example, heart ache, sexism, political injustice, etc. Her guitar playing is fantastic, and the live element is someting wonderful, her studio recordings do not compare. There are only three musicians Living In Clip: Andy Stochansky, Sara Lee, and of course Ani Difranco. Andy and Ani's friendship is evident through their conversations onstage, in fact all of Ani's blurbs and commentary are very effective in bringing you closer to the artist. If you like artists such as Tori Amos, Emmylou Harris, Patty Smith, most likely you will enjoy Ani as well.
*Just a note: I have purchased studio recorded material from Ani DiFranco and haven't found any of it to be half as satisfying as Living in Clip.