Live

Live

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by Spock's Beard
     
 

This release is hardly the first time that Spock's Beard have provided a live album; in fact, they have provided several others, which is impressive when you consider that so many artists never offer any live albums at all. This one was released as both a two-CD set and a single DVD, although the same songs are heard on both the audio CD…  See more details below

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This release is hardly the first time that Spock's Beard have provided a live album; in fact, they have provided several others, which is impressive when you consider that so many artists never offer any live albums at all. This one was released as both a two-CD set and a single DVD, although the same songs are heard on both the audio CD and DVD versions; there are no songs that are included on one but omitted from the other. Spock's Beard are in very good form on Live, which documents a 2007 show in Holland and offers a healthy combination of material from the 1990s and 2000s. Band songs from the 21st century are not neglected, but longtime fans will be glad to know that Spock's Beard perform a lot of 1990s favorites -- including "The Water" and "Go the Way You Go" (which are united as a medley) as well as "In the Mouth of Madness" and "Crack the Big Sky." The interesting thing is that most fans of Spock's Beard are not old enough to have vivid memories of progressive rock's 1970s heyday; Spock's Beard is a Gen-X band that has a predominantly Gen-X and Gen-Y following but favors a sound that is firmly rooted in the baby boomer era. The performances on Live are not the least bit ironic; this is a band that got started in 1992 at the height of the Nirvana/Pearl Jam/grunge explosion but has appealed to a Gen-X/Gen-Y audience by taking its Yes/Genesis/ELP/King Crimson heritage quite seriously. Spock's Beard have a reputation for being one of the more consistent and reliable neo-prog bands of the 1990s and 2000s, and this live double-CD/DVD release -- although not quite essential -- does nothing to endanger that reputation.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/24/2008
Label:
Inside Out U.S.
UPC:
0693723798226
catalogNumber:
79822
Rank:
68382

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Intro
  2. On a Perfect Day
  3. In the Mouth of Madness
  4. Crack the Big Sky
  5. The Slow Crash Landing Man
  6. Return to Whatever
  7. Surfing Down the Avalanche
  8. Thoughts, Pt.2
  9. Drum Duel
  10. Skeletons at the Feast

Disc 2

  1. Walking on the Wind
  2. Hereafter
  3. As Far as the Mind Can See: Pt. 1, Dreaming in the Age of Answers [Live
  4. As Far as the Mind Can See: Pt. 2, Here's a Man
  5. As Far as the Mind Can See: Pt. 3, They Know We Know
  6. As Far as the Mind Can See: Pt. 4, Stream of Unconsciousness
  7. Rearranged
  8. The Water [Medley]
  9. Go the Way You Go [Medley]

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Spock's Beard   Primary Artist
Ryo Okumoto   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Nick D'Virgilio   Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Lead,Group Member
Jimmy Keegan   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Alan Morse   Guitar,Vocals,Lead,Group Member
Dave Meros   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Neal Morse   Composer
Thomas Ewerhard   Artwork
John Boegehold   Composer
Angelique Wassink   Camera Operator
Bianca DeRuiter   Camera Operator
Stan Ausmus   Composer
Roan Bakker   Camera Operator
Lex Hulleman   Camera Operator
Arne Pelgrom   Camera Operator
Mirko Pelgrom   Camera Operator
Alex Teusch   Camera Operator

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Live 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unquestionably one of the best CDs EVER! This double live CD absolutely soars with energy and musicianship. If you've never heard of Spock's Beard, this is the PERFECT introduction to them. Do yourself a huge favor and buy this CD; better yet, buy the DVD format of it. (When I finally get a DVD player, the DVD of this concert will definitely be one of my first purchases.)