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Live Rust or Rust Never Sleeps?,
This review is from: Live Rust (Audio CD)Live Rust and Rust Never Sleeps are both great albums, but there is something strange going on here.
All but two tracks on Rust Never Sleeps were recorded live; but you would hardly know it, as most of the sound of the audience was removed. It did however have a major impact and certainly revived Neil`s career.
Then you get Live Rust, which is all live with plenty of audience reaction, but includes four of the same tracks as Rust Never Sleeps. Not just the same songs but the exact same recordings. You do get plenty of Neil`s incendary guitar work, even if the version of Cortez the Killer isn`t the best out there.
So, which is better? Live Rust certainly has a better atmosphere and is virtually twice as long; but Rust Never Sleeps does have five unique tracks.
Personally I would go for Live Rust first and then decide if it is worth buying Rust Never Sleeps for the sake of 20 unique minutes.