Live in Phoenix

Live in Phoenix

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by Fall Out Boy
     
 

Say what you will of their flat-ironed haircuts, wordy song titles, and relationships with exasperating Hollywood starlets, but the boys in Fall Out Boy put on a fairly tight show. Still, is that enough to save Live in Phoenix from being dragged underwater by its own weight? Recorded during the …  See more details below

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Say what you will of their flat-ironed haircuts, wordy song titles, and relationships with exasperating Hollywood starlets, but the boys in Fall Out Boy put on a fairly tight show. Still, is that enough to save Live in Phoenix from being dragged underwater by its own weight? Recorded during the Infinity on High tour, this CD/DVD package features both sides of the band: the talented emo-rock outfit headed by vocalist Patrick Stump (displayed on the audio disc), and the flashy, image-conscious group with Pete Wentz at the center (as evidenced by the DVD). The video portion is enjoyable enough, particularly if you're a dedicated fan, as the pyrotechnics and confetti cannons add a bit of spectacle to the band's performance. At the same time, it's all too easy to overlook Patrick Stump's presence when you're given those visuals, and his contributions are the real meat of Fall Out Boy's sound. Wentz may be the most famous bandmember (even if his agenda seems to center on three things here: screaming into the microphone, introducing songs with unintentionally hilarious speeches, and wearing a fashionable hoodie during the height of summer in an Arizona nightclub), but Stump proves his worth as one of the most competent emo vocalists around, nailing the high notes in "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" and plowing his way through series after series of tongue-twisting melodies. He deserves more recognition, and the fact that Pete Wentz so easily hijacks the spotlight shows why many critics dismiss this band. Then again, perhaps the CD's messy cover of "Beat It" is to blame. John Mayer makes a brief appearance on the song's guitar solo, but his presence only heightens the realization that we're listening to Fall Out Boy and John Mayer, not the celebrated partnership of Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen. When the bandmates stick to their talents, Live in Phoenix shows them to be competent musicians who've been irrationally slandered by those outside the emo circle. But when Fall Out Boy overstep their boundaries, this album threatens to capsize, regardless of the strength of the performances.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2008
Label:
Island
UPC:
0602517644540
catalogNumber:
001093400

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Thriller
  2. Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy
  3. Sugar, We're Goin Down
  4. Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued
  5. Hum Hallelujah
  6. Tell That Mick He Just Made My List of Things to Do Today
  7. I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You
  8. A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More "Touch Me"
  9. Beat It
  10. Golden
  11. This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race
  12. THNKS Fr TH MMRS
  13. The Take Over, The Breaks Over
  14. Dance, Dance
  15. Saturday

Disc 2

  1. Live Performance - Honda Civic Tour, Phoenix, Arizona
  2. Sugar, We're Goin Down
  3. Dance, Dance
  4. A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More "Touch Me"
  5. This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race
  6. THNKS Fr TH MMRS
  7. Carpal Tunnel of Love
  8. The Take Over, The Breaks Over
  9. I'm Like a Lawyer with the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You [Multimedia
  10. Behind-the-Scenes Footage

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Fall Out Boy   Primary Artist
John Mayer   Guitar,Soloist
Gabe Saporta   Vocals
Pete Wentz   Bass,Background Vocals,Group Member
Joe Trohman   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Patrick Stump   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Adam Siska   Bass
Angel City Drums   Drums
Charlie Mark   Vocals
Jim Sevick   Vocals

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Michael Jackson   Composer
Michael Frondelli   Mastering
Ted Jensen   Mastering
Jim Woodling   Engineer,Mastering
Doug Joswick   Package Production
Chad Franscoviak   Engineer
Fall Out Boy   Composer
Patrick Stump   Producer
Scott Danskin   Art Direction
Kyle Chirnside   Producer
Doug Doehm   Engineer
Dan Fraga   Illustrations

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Live in Phoenix 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
BassGuitarGodForever More than 1 year ago
this live album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fall out boy stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this band stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this live album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SMeyerDestroysBooks4ever More than 1 year ago
this live album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fall out boy stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AntiYoungMoney More than 1 year ago
the worst live album ever made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
its a okay live album it just needs some work done it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fall out boy is too mainstream and to emo their music stinks the whole band stinks they butchered one of my most favorite songs by michael jackson and got away with it and this band is beyond terrible i saw them in concert once it was soo terrible that i left the concert because they did not know how to put on a good live concert like my other favorite bands
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