Shortly after her death, a plethora of posthumous releases were unleashed on fans. Most of these were confusing, unsourced rehashes of previously released live material (some even disguising themselves as final studio tracks). One such offender was Hanging Gardens. That mess had some excerpts from her final concert mixed in with the usual Drama Of Exile "outtakes" and "produced" by her son, Ari, and her last manager.
This currently reviewed album remedies the problem. This was her last concert in its entirety, is credited as such, and has no nonsense tracks mixed into the album. Additionally, her keyboardist and long-term boyfriend and collaborator, Lutz Ulbrech (LUUL) had hands in this release, making sure it is the way it should be: perfect.
Overall, it's a spooky and droning affair, performed in a planetarium, where it must have had great effect. If you are reading this, you already know who Nico is. You've also read the previous reviews, which admirably explained why this is such an important album to own. I wrote this review to add my voice to their opinions: among the dozens of crappy cash-ins subsequent to her death, this was a uniquely and truly important Nico release, and for those who appreciate her work, should be considered essential. Excepting perhaps some early and poor-sounding bootlegs with John Cale, this is by far, her best live album. What a perfect final outing for this remarkable vocalist composer.