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Fifth Dimension
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
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Japanese Budget Release.


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All Artists: Fifth Dimension
Title: Live
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Import [Generic]
Release Date: 3/23/1999
Album Type: Import, Live
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Oldies, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 000000191555, 4988001193395


Album Details
Japanese Budget Release.

CD Reviews

This is NOT the 5D "LIVE!" album released by Bell Records
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This release should not be construed as a "find" in any sense. The tracks included are pop hits that the 5D had little to do with, and don't perform particularly well. The cover of "Respect" is downright embarrassing. A previous release (cassette only) of this material was issued in Holland and contained some interesting studio material from Florence and the Post-McCoo/Davis 5D....if you have that tape, note that NONE of this material appears in this release. Similarly, the only thing this disc has in common with 5D's early '70s live album is "Ode To Billy Joe," another cover tune. Pass...."
Robert Cooksey | Austin, TX USA | 08/28/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"With two glowing exceptions, "Insensitive" and "Sundown," this album is just terrible. As another here said, this is NOT the live album of 1971-72, in fact I shudder to even mention both in the same sentence. Marilyn singing "Respect," trying to sound funky and failing, is just plain embarrassing. Just rancid. And Billy sounds all off-key on "Monday Monday" to the point where I had to listen three times to figure out if it was really him! The version of "Billy Joe" is a dreary imitation of the one released in 1972. Well enough said on the live thing.I wanted to tell you all that the holland Live CD is actually some of the tracks for the aborted "Home-cookin'" album scrapped by ABC in 1976. Those tracks are not great, but the late, amazing Danny Beard is just incredible as a singer! Breathtaking! And if you listen closely to "Be Good to One Another" you will hear Billy Davis Jr in the background, backing up his own replacement! Anyway--what a shame that Danny Beard left soon thereafter because his immense talent was never really heard. Two Florence LaRue solo singles are here but to me they sound pretty disco-dated but kind of catchy anyway. Another live track is Marjorie Barnes' "Going Through the Motions" from the Motown "Star-dancing" album and it ROCKS."
Look for "Respect - LIVE" instead
J. Collins | 07/19/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"To follow up on the previous review, I'd like to mention that this collection of songs also appears in an Import called, "Respect-LIVE." If you are a 5D diehard, skip this disc and look for the one that includes "Respect" in the title.That particular disc includes 5D studio material from the "Love Hangover" period, mostly featuring Florence on lead. I've been told that these studio tracks are bootlegs, and never appeared on any "official" 5D album. Like the live tracks on both discs, sound quality is pretty poor, with bad stereo balance and more than a few sound dropouts.This disc isn't a complete waste of money, but if you're a big enough fan to be interested in these tame live performances, it would be worth your while to search out "Respect-Live" and pass on this CD. The studio material is fairly good on "Respect...", even if it doesn't rank among the group's best.-Mic"