Full title - Live With A Little Help From Our Friends Vol. 2. This collection is the companion to Vol. 1, and features the bonus track 'Pygmy Twilight' (Frank Zappa cover) plus a 20 minute version of Lowell George's 'Span... more »ish Moon'. 1999.« less
Full title - Live With A Little Help From Our Friends Vol. 2. This collection is the companion to Vol. 1, and features the bonus track 'Pygmy Twilight' (Frank Zappa cover) plus a 20 minute version of Lowell George's 'Spanish Moon'. 1999.
NOT VOL. 2
kireviewer | 02/06/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The music on this disc is great, but it is not really a volume 2. If you have the 2 Disc version of Live with a Little Help, this stuff will be new to you, but the stuff on this disc is included on the four disc version of L.W.A.L.H. along with lots of other good stuff like Gamblers Roll, 32-20 Blues, I Shall Return and more.....the 4 disc was real hard to get for a while, but now it seems to be readily available. Pick that one up if you can, skip this one."
Get the Limited Edition Boxset instead
kireviewer | Sunnyvale, Ca United States | 05/12/2003
(2 out of 5 stars)
"There is some good music here, but this not the thing to buy. It is not a good value, and it does not contain the best of the concert. You should buy the Limited Edition instead. If you already have the 2 CD "vol 1", then you have a hard choice to make.Live With A Little Help From Our Friends comes from a New Years Eve concert in 1998. It was released as a standard 2 disc set and a Limited Edition 4 disc set. The 2 CD set contained about 150 minutes of music. The Limited Edition contained the complete concert, was 100 minutes longer and had some extras. The Limited Edition, was originally a limited edition, but now it is readily available and not too expensive.This CD, vol 2, contains 5 tracks that were on the Limited Edition, but not on the standard 2 CD set. It is only 50 minutes long. I don't know why they didn't bother to include more songs, especially since there was enough room on the CD. Left off is the 17 minute version of Hendrix's Third Stone from the Sun. It is the second best track on the Limited Edition. Instead they include Spanish Moon, with the silly chipmunk solo in the middle.Note that the last track, Frank Zappa's Pygmy Twilight is actually a studio recording.In summary, I don't think this CD is worth buying. It is only 50 minutes long. If you already have vol 1, buying this does not give you the complete concert. It doesn't contain the best tracks from the concert. And it is priced at about the same price as the 2 CD vol 1, with 3 times more music."
Gov't Mule and Friends Create Outstanding Music In Concert
traveling wilbury | Asheville, NC | 05/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At a time when so much great live music remains in the vaults, Warren Haynes continues to record and release amazing performances. The "Wintertime Blues" live double CD of an annual Christmas Jam with major guests, is also a prime example.
Live With A Little Help From Our Friends 2, along with Part 1 released earlier, was recorded at Atlanta's Roxy Theatre New Year's Eve '98/'99. Amazing music with Gov't Mule's Haynes, Allen Woody, Matt Abts, and with guests Chuck Leavell, Derek Trucks, Jimmy Herring, Randall Bramblett, Bernie Worrell, Marc Ford and others. How fortunate there were tapes rolling.
***The 4 CD Collector's Limited Edition of this is highly recommended, which includes CD-ROM Enhanced Bonus Material.
Quality rock music is alive and well."
More great live music
kireviewer | 07/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"More great music from one of the best jam bands in America. Get this if you have the 2 CD version of LWALHFOF 1. Otherwise you might want to go for the 4 CD box set.In any case, it's great and Warren Haynes' scope and talent is incredible."