Spock's Beard:live CD (2008)

Artist: Spock's Beard

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Product Overview

Specifications

Label Inside Out Music
SKU 208155105
UPC 693723798226
UPC 14 00693723798226
Format CD
Release Date 6/24/2008
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Author Spock's Beard
Technical Info
CatalogID SPV 79822
Lable Name Inside Out Music
Released 06/16/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00693723798226
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Nick D'Virgilio (vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums); Alan Morse (vocals, guitar); Ryo Okumoto (vocals, keyboards); Dave Meros (vocals, bass guitar); Jimmy Keegan (vocals, drums).
Audio Mixer: Rob Aubrey.
Photographers: Bert Treep; Caroline Traitler.
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. ~ Alex Henderson
Disc 1
1 Intro,Walking On the Wind
2 On a Perfect Day,Hereafter
3 In the Mouth of Madness,As Far as the Mind Can See: Pt. 1, Dreaming in the Age of Answers
4 Crack the Big Sky,As Far as the Mind Can See: Pt. 2, Here's a Man
5 Slow Crash Landing Man, The,As Far as the Mind Can See: Pt. 3, They Know We Know
6 Return To Whatever,As Far as the Mind Can See: Pt. 4, Stream of Unconsciousness
7 Surfing Down the Avalanche,Rearranged
8 Thoughts, Pt.2,Water, The
9 Drum Duel,Go the Way You Go
10 Skeletons At the Feast
Disc 2
1 Intro,Walking On the Wind
2 On a Perfect Day,Hereafter
3 In the Mouth of Madness,As Far as the Mind Can See: Pt. 1, Dreaming in the Age of Answers
4 Crack the Big Sky,As Far as the Mind Can See: Pt. 2, Here's a Man
5 Slow Crash Landing Man, The,As Far as the Mind Can See: Pt. 3, They Know We Know
6 Return To Whatever,As Far as the Mind Can See: Pt. 4, Stream of Unconsciousness
7 Surfing Down the Avalanche,Rearranged
8 Thoughts, Pt.2,Water, The
9 Drum Duel,Go the Way You Go
10 Skeletons At the Feast
Product Attributes
Artist Spock's Beard
Music Format Compact Disc
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