This being the 2nd such release (the first being LIVEcrime back in 1991/1992) of live material, was a long awaited disc by all fans and it is clear from the package, that the band went to some effort to give the fanbase what they were craving. QR have been very active stateside for the last 6 months, the show featured was a weekend show in Seattle, during August this year. Other worldly fans have recently felt left out and not hearing the band live for a while was causing many fans here to lose interest.
The discs are laid out in `suites`. The 1st being composed of the first four albums, including some excellent `old` tracks. Mindcrime does feature heavily and a welcome return for Pamela MOORE (Mary) for the definitive Mindcirme duet experience in Suite Sister Mary.
The 2nd is made up from Empire, Promised Land, HITNF and Q2K. HITNF was a downer for the band and did not sell well, which is likely why tracks do not feature heavily on this release.
Kelly GREY, the new guitarist adds some new feel to many of the tracks normally associated to DeGARMO, who departed a few years back. Jet City Woman`s solo is re-vamped and Eyes of a stranger`s solo is dropped completly, Overall, the album is a gem, hearing the old tunes played in the newish style is fantastic. The recording is first rate and should take pride of place in any QR collection or live collection.