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Like so many others have stated here, this is no Throwing Copper. It's far rougher around the edges, the guitars are more distorted, the melodies far edgier and the lyrics don't seem to have the same spiritual/emotional touch that TC had. In short, it's a far darker, more brooding album. It's also a much more jagged album; the songs don't blend together seamlessly like Live's previous album, the the whole seems a lot less coherent. All that said, it still makes for quite a listen.
OK... The first time I listened to Samadhi, my mind shouted "What is THIS?!". A total shock to my system, musically yes, but all that stood out on the initial listen was the lyrics. They sounded trite, ridiculous, unbelievably awful. I'll just say this -- they still do little for me, and where as I find myself understanding and connecting with much of Ed's lyrics on TC, I'm pretty much wholly disconnected from the lyrical nature of Samadhi. So be it.
Musically is where this album shines. "Lakini's Juice" drives harder than any song on TC; likewise "Turn My Head" -- a GORGEOUS, HAUNTING song (note the capitals are there for a reason) that will stand the test of time -- makes the album worth owning by its lone self.Read more ›
Needless to say Live met the challenge head on and came out with an impressive effort that is no Throwing Copper but stands alone by itself. Live's passion that was parlayed into musical expression so effectivley on Throwing Copper is again the key to Secret Samadhi. Just like its predeccessor, the band combines a combination of fast rockers and slow ballads. Century is a hard hitting winner that could exemplifies Live's mix of lyrical tempo and edgy guitar. Graze is one of the slower songs that works well and Freaks is likable song that found limited radio exceptance. Most of the songs are solid and Gas Head Goes West ends the album in a soulfull manner.
After listening to the first five of Live's albums, they appear to have hit their high point with Throwing Copper. Secret Samadhi is a step down from that album and The Distance To Here continues the downfall.
Bottom Line: If you are a fan of Throwing Copper than this album is a must have. If you are unfamilair with Live then perhaps you should start with Throwing Copper.
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New condition disk, Brand new Very good service from the seller would use again no problemsPublished 9 days ago by John Williams
Album incontournable pour tout ceux qui aime le groupe LIVE. Des bonnes touns dont ''Turn my head''. Un disque qui s'ajoute bien à une collection.Published on Dec 18 2011 by PA
What Secret Samadhi proves for Live is that, yes, they can construct a good melody, Ed Kowalczyk can infue his vocals with passion, but it's difficult to care with writing this... Read morePublished on May 4 2004 by E. Kutinsky
After "Throwing Copper" it is not surprising this album is under appreciated. Given time to appreciate it's own individual charm, this album is creative and rocks.Published on Nov. 11 2003
It seems as though none of you are able to comprehend the idea that the lyrics on this album are primarily spiritually based and as with anything that delves into the emotional... Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2003 by MNAchilles
I have read other reviews for this CD and i just couldn't take how people were putting it down in comparison to Throwing Copper or the much unheard of yet amazing Mental... Read morePublished on Aug. 22 2003
In a previous post, I did indeed say that the lyrics didn't matter and that it was all music that counted. I was wrong. I admit it. BUT...I was not ENTIRELY wrong. Read morePublished on June 3 2003 by John