Nostalga tours aren't always best.
Obiburner | Bend, OR United States | 05/05/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I loved them when I first saw them decades ago. I wish I had left them in my memories. First, the sound quality on this album is muddled, which with today's technology there is no excuse for this. As for the band itself, their strengh was their song writing and their harmonizing. This live concert demonstrates just how weak their individual vocals have grown over the years or maybe my memories have made them better than they were decades ago live. In this recording, at times,the harmonizing is good but the solo's leading up to them are almost painful to listen to. The instrumentals are also muddled by the mixing. The only positive I can say is their best known songs are all here, but a greatest hits album would be preferable, as there is no effort to make new interpretations, or different arrangments with the cuts as many artist are doing with live material these days. Basically, this album is just live versions of the original recordings and not played, sung, recorded, or mixed well. Greatest hits or best of albums are available. If you are a die hard fan, maybe you need this album. Otherwise, save your money."
Could Be Much Better
James H. McCoy | Pine, Colorado United States | 01/05/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I am a big Firefall fan. I am also spoiled rotten that they are local in the Denver area, and I get to see them regularly in small pubs. Quite often The Little Bear in Evergreen. What kills me is this..... They are the most phenominal band to see live. They jam out on their songs like you can't even imagine! Some of the best gutar solo's I have ever seen come from Jock Bartly. Unfortunately this CD doesn't give the seeker of those jams what they are after. I have even mentioned that to the band after their small venue shows......and they agree there is nothing out there that we all are seeking. Who knows if it will ever come. But!!! See them LIVE ! They are amazing! PLEASE GUYS !! Give us one of those Little Bear or Patrick's Pub shows on a CD..... PLEASE !......... Jim, Pine Colorado"