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All Artists: Commodores
Title: Live
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Motown
Original Release Date: 1/1/1977
Re-Release Date: 3/26/2002
Album Type: Live, Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 044001721427, 0044001721427

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A trip back in time....
The Fancy One | Westchester County, NY | 03/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My older sister had this album when I was a kid. The Commodores were LARGE back then, I mean, everything they touched turned to gold. I am so glad this is on CD for me to own. This is one of the most enjoyable live CDs that I own, just all around fun to listen to. These guys knew how to rock a party, and on a dime, slow it down to make it romantic and mellow.

The CD kicks off with a fantastic high-energy version of "Won't You Come Dance With Me", and that sets the tone for everything you hear afterwards. You can hear and feel the excitement the Commodores were giving out, and the love the crowd was giving right back to them. I especially loved the live versions of the funk/jazz groove of "Funny Feelings" and the hit "Just To Be Close To You" the end Lionel Richie and Clyde Orange do some gorgeous doo-wop harmony! It has to be heard to be believed, their voices sound so good together!

Other standouts are "Fancy Dancer" (which breaks into a hot dancehall beat at midpoint!), "Sweet Love" (another harmonic masterpiece - look out, Temptations! Clyde hits a high falsetto note that reaches to the rafters - whoa!), "Zoom" and "Easy". I loved how the guys go from "I Feel Sanctified" into a bangin' ten minute version of "Brick House"...and they have the "Brick House" contest, another high point of the recording. I found myself laughing along with the guys! I loved the friendly stage rivalry between Lionel and Clyde...hey yall, you REALLY need to reunite and show every just WHY yall got the name "The Funkiest Band In The Land"! You have so many fans out here who would love for that to happen. Just like Lionel said on this live version of "Sweet Love"...yall reached your goals TOGETHER...which is where yall need to be now...BACK TOGETHER!

I highly recommend this CD to anyone who likes live concert recordings. You'll feel like you were back in 1977 and partying along with the crowd, I know I did! A must have."
Live in 1977
Darryl D. Ward | Kansas City, Missouri United States | 05/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the truly outstanding live albums of all time. The guys recorded this at the height of their beginning into a supergroup. All of the early classics are here. You will feel as if you are right there back in Atlanta in 1977. The guys are having a lot of fun and it is evident in their live show which has always been a staple of the Commodores. If only they would do a reunion tour (sorry J.D. original members only). These songs are too good to never be heard live again. If you don't have this in your collection, get it soon while it is still available. This is a must have."
Oh Yeah! Come Inside!
Honey | Heaven | 12/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Reviewer: soulsista38 from GALLOWAY, NJ United States
This is a terrific Live CD. If you are a huge fan of that whole 70's live concert thing...I say jump on this CD. Since not many R&B/Funk Bands made recordings of their live concerts in the 70's, this is a good way to revisit those days. There are only a few live albums i.e., EWF(Gratitude)and AWB(Person to Person) from that period, but most of those dynamite performances from all those great 70's bands were never recorded! Imagine that! I was so glad when this was finally released on CD..I had been waiting for sometime. The Commodores will take you back! When they perform is epic! Invest in your past, for your future, or invest in the present for the future and past! Take my word for it! This is a stellar CD"