Heart - Good Live Release From The Big Hair Version Of The B
Steven Sly | Kalamazoo, MI United States | 05/05/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have quite a few older Heart albums on vinyl and when this live disc came out in 1991 I picked it up to have a bit of an overview of the band up to this point on CD. The album was recorded on the band's "Brigade" tour with the big hair 80's era lineup of The Wilson Sisters, Howard Leese, Mark Andes and Danny Carmassi. Overall this is a good live release. The sound is very good, and the band is in fine form. Ann Wilson's voice is marvelous as she never hits a bum note. Here range is as good live as in the studio and is truly one of the greatest female singers in rock n roll. The music is culled mostly from the band's 80's material, which is decent, but probably not on the same level as their 70's stuff. The highlight of the album is a great version of their almost progish "Love Alive". It is still a great song and done very well here. A new (at the time) song called "You're the Voice" is also included as a bit dated world anthem type of ballad. My main beef with this album is twofold. A lot of the keyboards on the disc have a very dated 80's sound to them. I guess this is to be expected, but not listening to this album in a long time, it really stood out to me. The other thing is the crowd noise. The crowd is mixed really high in the recording and there seems to have been a preponderance of girls screaming at the top of their lungs. One voice clearly stands out in between just about every song. Her shrieking is really really annoying. Other than that this is a good live release, but if you are looking for live Heart I think "The Road Home" is the better of the two."
Kevin Kochanski | Atlanta, GA USA | 03/24/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love Heart and this is a great concert! I'll take a star off because of it's narrow focus (mostly just a live version of the Brigade album). But I love Brigade and it's fun to hear alternate, high-energy live versions of these songs."