Open Fire

Open Fire

by Y&T
     
 
As had been amply proved by their dismally recorded studio albums, Y&T's songs were simply made to be heard in a live setting. Arriving at the tail end of the band's association with A&M Records, Open Fire is hardly exceptional by live-album standards, but the difference between these performances and their studio counterparts is so immense that one has to

Overview

As had been amply proved by their dismally recorded studio albums, Y&T's songs were simply made to be heard in a live setting. Arriving at the tail end of the band's association with A&M Records, Open Fire is hardly exceptional by live-album standards, but the difference between these performances and their studio counterparts is so immense that one has to wonder if the performances are even by the same band. Every forced lyric, every lame arrangement, and every lost nuance are forgotten as Y&T come to explosive life on this astounding set, which revisits the best moments from the band's early-'80s career, including "Rescue Me," "Forever," "Barroom Boogie," and "Open Fire." Later material like "Go for the Throat" and "Summertime Girls" is less impressive, and the inclusion of an old track ("25 Hours a Day") from their late-'70s origin as Yesterday & Today comes off as pedestrian at best. But a final encore of the beautifully cathartic "I Believe in You" is guaranteed to send everyone home happy.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/12/2005
Label:
Majestic Rock
UPC:
0842051005326
catalogNumber:
53

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Performance Credits

Y&T   Primary Artist
Joey Alves   Guitar,Vocals
Leonard Haze   Percussion,Drums
Phil Kennemore   Bass,Vocals
Dave Meniketti   Guitar,Vocals,Lead
John Nymann   Vocals
Adam Day   Guitar
Bill Costa   Vocals
Pete Deanda   Drums

Technical Credits

Kevin Beamish   Producer,Engineer
Niko Bolas   Remixing
Guy Charbonneau   Engineer
Bill Traut   Direction
Bob Garcia   Liner Notes
Chuck Beeson   Art Direction
Mark Hanauer   Cover Photo
Scott Boorey   Producer,Direction,Concert Sound
Cliff Bonnell   Engineer
Masa Ito   Liner Notes
Marie Nishimori   Liner Notes
Jim Marshall   Cover Photo

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