Best Stranglers Live CD
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have a number of live Stranglers releases and think this is the best. While some people think the excellent Live X-cert is the best live release by the band, I disagree. Live X-cert only highlights the earliest Stranglers songs. All Live covers old material and the best of the newer material. This CD still has the immensely talented Hugh Cornwell on vocals and guitars. The CD does have a horn section, which was really a temporary period for the band. The production is excellent. For the music fan who is new to the Stranglers I would first recommend Greatest Hits 1977-1990 and this release as the best live release by the band. Hope you enjoy it!"
An album for any Stranglers fan
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Live albums are sometimes to be avoided, but this is one worth having. The set is very good, as are the production and mixing. Of course, it's not as aggressive as 1979's "Live X-Cert", but what stands out, as on that album is the brilliant drumming of Jet Black. The acoustic quality is generally good (although the bass and guitar work is sometimes less than clear), and the horn section adds a little extra appeal to some of the songs. Also worth checking out is the harder to find "Saturday Night Sunday Morning", a live album recorded the night before Hugh Cornwell announced his intention to leave the band in 1990."