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Both Sides Live
Genres: Pop, Rock
This album of all new live recordings includes almost two hours of music on two CDs, with The Electric Factory capturing the electric side of the band and the The Secret Sessions exploring the acoustic side. — The Electric ... more »
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This album of all new live recordings includes almost two hours of music on two CDs, with The Electric Factory capturing the electric side of the band and the The Secret Sessions exploring the acoustic side.
The Electric Factory was recorded in November 2007 at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia, Pa. capturing the essence of the band's traditional Thanksgiving holiday concerts in the United States.
The Secret Sessions was recorded in March 2008 at Elm Street Studios, in front of a small studio audience, and features special guest Ann-Marie Calhoun on violin.
The Hooters rocked the Electric Factory in front of a very enthusiastic hometown crowd and the concentrated energy of their performance is immediately apparent on the Electric album. For those who have seen the band live, this should be familiar and welcome. For those who have not, buckle up.
The new acoustic arrangements on the Acoustic album worked so well in the intimate studio setting that it may be hard to believe that you are hearing a live performance recording until the quiet and attentive audience breaks into loud cheers and applause as the last note of each song fades away.
This album presents two different musical aspects of the band, and you may find it interesting to compare the electric and acoustic versions of both their biggest hits and newer songs, but both sides are definitely "Hooterized" and you may find yourself swept up in the spontaneous power of live performance.
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Jonathan Mettin | Philadelphia, PA USA | 09/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Hooters are Philadelphia music scene staples. Mostly known for their production on other artist's work, when the Hooters play as a band they can be absolutely magical. With "Both Sides Live," we get the first live album by the band; they had previously released only individual tracks live, like their cover of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" on "Hooterization."
Disc one was recorded at a pair of concerts at the Electric Factory, and is the stronger of the two discs. The band and crowd are in rare form, and the feel-good energy of the songs really shines through, especially on "And We Danced," "Time Stand Still" and "I'm Alive."
Disc two is completely acoustic, capturing the spirit of the small sessions that the Hooters have done numerous times over the years. While a couple of the songs really sound better electric, it's a nice change of pace, and some absolutely are amazing when stripped down, like the deep cut "Morning Buzz."
All in all, a must for any Hooters fan, and a great choice for everyone else."
First U.S. Live Hooters Album
S. Kurtz | Almost Asbury Park | 09/30/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A very good representation of a very good band in their element...on stage and in an intimate gathering in a smaller space.
But it's not EXACTLY the first live Hooters album to be offered.
The 1998 LIVE IN GERMANY, with the late Mindy Jostyn (who was a wonderful performer) on fiddle, harp, and vocals, was a fine souvenir of a Hooters show.
It can still be had...altho' a bit pricey...and this offering, BOTH SIDES LIVE, is, to these ears, a better live show, but not by too wide a margin.
If you care at all for the Hooters brand of Philly rock, you'll love this. If you're only familiar with a song or two, this will probably convert you.
Stellar versions of South Ferry Road, Zombies, Johnny B, and And We Danced drive home the power of one of the finest bands to come out of Philadelphia."