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Live: Island Years
Live: Island Years
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Anthrax
Title: Live: Island Years
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Umvd Special Markets
Original Release Date: 4/5/1994
Re-Release Date: 7/31/2006
Album Type: Live
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, Rock, Metal
Styles: Pop Rap, Rap Rock, Thrash & Speed Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731451892028, 0731451892028, 031451892043, 731451892042

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Anthrax - 'Live - The Island Years' (Island Records)
Mike Reed | USA | 02/16/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I remember when I first got my copy of this disc,as I just assumed the label wanted to simply ca$h in on the Anthrax days long gone.This twelve track offering is rather decent,specially if you ever got to see the band when former vocalist Joey Belladonna was fronting them.Notable cuts include the opener "NFL"(remember what that stands for?),"Parasite",(still like seeing the video on VH1 Classic),their signature song "Indians","I Am The Law","Caught In A Mosh" and "Anti-Social".Opposed to all the long time Anthrax fans that SAY they like John Bush as their vocalist,I like Belladonna better.A good thrash metal catalog title.Great cover."
Good choice of tracks.. but where is Among the Living ?
Adrian Hugo | Adelaide, Australia | 09/18/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I wouldn't go as far as saying that this is a must-have CD by the great band, but there are some tracks on it that are outstanding.The quality is certainly not the best for a live album (for a lesson in quality live recordings, look at Iron Maiden's Live after Death), but there is still some killer tracks here.However, I am still wondering my Among the Living is not on here - in my opinion, this is one the best songs they ever did as a live set.I love the live version of Bring the Noise with Public Enemy - these guys pioneered alot of the sounds that you hear now with bands like Limp Bizkit, Korn, POD etc and you can hear that in this track - simply awesome.The crowd/live atmosphere is not really transferred onto this recording, especially with those recorded in the studio with a "live" audience.Still, this is an Anthrax album so that alone gives it some merit !!!"
Worth getting if you're a fan
Muddy Moe | Plano, TX United States | 03/13/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I want to be real honest here; this is not a four or five star album. I'm a huge Anthrax fan and think this album is a lot of fun. But four or five stars should be for excellent or essential albums and this just isn't up to that level.Produced to fullfill contractual obligations with Island records, this live album captures some of the fun of the band just prior to Joey Belladonna leaving the band. So if you want to hear Anthrax live with Belladonna and Spitz, then this is for you. The first 2/3rds is a live venue in California and the sound quality is merely good - not perfect. The last four songs are from a live in the studio session for a radio program. Sound quality is better on these.This is not bad! If you already love Anthrax then don't hesitate! But it's not a good selection for the first Anthrax album you buy. For that, I'd recommend, Among the Living, Spreading the Disease, Persistence of Time or Sound of White Noise."