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Alive in Seattle
     

Alive in Seattle

by Heart
 
Recorded at the last stop on their 2002 tour, Alive in Seattle documents an impeccable performance and production, mixed for surround-sound playback on both regular and Super Audio CD formats. A warm artist/audience vibe permeates this set; it's easy to imagine families sprawled out on an amphitheater lawn, taking in the music on an early summer evening. All

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Recorded at the last stop on their 2002 tour, Alive in Seattle documents an impeccable performance and production, mixed for surround-sound playback on both regular and Super Audio CD formats. A warm artist/audience vibe permeates this set; it's easy to imagine families sprawled out on an amphitheater lawn, taking in the music on an early summer evening. All that's missing is any sense of urgency. The musicians hit every note flawlessly -- too flawlessly, perhaps. Ann Wilson hints at the problem in the album notes, where she describes bandmember Ben Smith's transformation from "studio cat to being a real rock & roll drummer." In fact, some element of "studio cat" dispassion colors these performances; even the sisterly banter between tracks seems forced, if not, in their spoken prelude to "Magic Man," slightly condescending. Ultimately it's Ann Wilson who brings each track home, with a vocal delivery that never lacks soul. On their cover of "Black Dog" she even challenges Robert Plant's original rendition, more than holding her own on high notes, power, and drama. On balance, that's enough to recommend Alive in Seattle, lack of warts and all.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2003
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0827969028766
catalogNumber:
90287

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Performance Credits

Heart   Primary Artist
Tom Kellock   Keyboards
Scott Olson   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Lap Steel Guitar
Ann Wilson   Acoustic Guitar,Flute,Autoharp,Ukulele,Vocals
Nancy Wilson   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Ukulele,Vocals
Mike Inez   Bass Guitar
Ben Smith   Percussion,Drums
Roxanne Harris   Voices
Andrea Niecikowski   Voices

Technical Credits

Sonics   Composer
Martin Page   Composer
David Coleman   Art Direction
Biff Dawes   Engineer
James Geddes   Engineer
Sebastian Whittaker   Contributor
David Wild   Liner Notes
Mike Rogers   Merchandising
Dale Lee   Contributor
Mike Inez   Contributor
Jeff Magid   Executive Producer
Richard Wilkinson   Contributor
Jordan Berliant   Executive Producer
Daniel Mendez   Engineer
Phil Kneebone   Engineer
Joel Bennett   Lighting Director
Charlie Crowe   Contributor
Bill Cracknell   Accounting,Tour Manager
Wayne Walden   Contributor
Marie Wilson   Creative Consultant
Jay Resnick   Producer

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