|All Artists: Ub40|
Title: Live in Moscow
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 3
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 0077778639152, 075021516847, 075021516823
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Poor sound quality
kireviewer | Sunnyvale, Ca United States | 02/22/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is from a 1987 concert tour. The CD is 58 minutes long.
The sound quality is poor. The sound is distant, the dynamic range is flat, and there is a fuzziness. It is worse on some songs. It makes Johnny Too Bad just bad to hear. The sound quality is bad, but not the worst I have heard. I would say it is equal to Black Sabbath's Live At Last or King Crimson's Earthbound but not as bad as Hawkind's Early Daze or King Crimson's Epitath.
This tour came just as UB40 was changing. The group had previously performed their own, politically charged music. Now they were moving towards becoming a cover band, playing oldies in a reggae style.
Half of the songs on this CD are covers and the other half are UB40 originals. But, even the original songs are more in a pop vein than the group's early work.
Most of the performances are OK to good. For the most part, they seem a little subdued, but it may be the sound quality dragging them down. But, I was never a big fan of UB40's pop stage, except for the collaborations with Chrissie Hynde (I've Got You and Breakfast in Bed)."