- Audio CD (25 July 2005)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Live, PAL
- Label: Independiente
- ASIN: B0009VAEO2
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,842 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Out West [2 CD + DVD] Live, PAL
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Gomez must think of themselves as a live juggernaut to release a double live album with a bonus DVD as their fifth release. Recorded over the course of a three nights at a sold-out Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco in January 2005, the six-piece plays a bluesy, psychedelic pop thats breezily anthemic. And yeah, they are great live. Among the highlights is a spirited and spaced-out cover of one of Nick Drakes best and least-covered songs, "Black Eyed Dog." Some of the songs are a bit lazy (the bloozy "Fill My Cup," the stoner anthem "Get Myself Arrested") but heres a band thats clearly awesome in their element. They might mix up genres, but unlike their Mercury Prize-winning debut, they rarely do so in unexpected ways. That is not a diss, either; this is very smartly done, shake-your-hips-and-make-out-with-the-cute-person-next-to-you party music. --Mike McGonigal
Top Customer Reviews
This band excel at what they do and it shows-from the opening seconds of Get Miles you know your going to be in for a hell of a ride. Big drums and pounding base lines, fantastic guitars with vocals to match. The tracks are unlike what you would have heard from a studio album, each is tweeked to suite live play and it works fantastically, with them being simmilar and yet different and gives you the joy of hearing them for the first time again.
If you liked the Gomez studio albums and want to hear what the band are truley capable of when let loose, then this is an album which you require.
I don't love it. I like it. In fact, I like it quite a lot. But I don't love it. I kind of expected that, when playing their songs live, they would add some new dimensions to them. I expected to hear more because they're a band for whom songs seem to evolve; they don't come into the world fully formed (if demos and early versions of some of their work I've heard are to be taken as typical examples), so I thought that the songs contained on this double-CD live set would have moved on somewhat more than they have.
Maybe I'm jaded, but I think that the songs on a live album should be 'more' somehow than their original studio recordings, but here they're not.
The songs are good. I like them. From that point of view this is quite a good 'best of' collection, but with some audience noise to add a bit of atmosphere. It also has a DVD with it whch has some snippets of live stuff from earlier in their career. If you like Gomez, you'll like this. It's okay. Other than that it doesn't have too much to recommend it.
I love Gomez and I'm so glad that this takes me back to 'Bring It On' and gives it a new edge - I feel like I'm listening to them for new again! This makes me want to see them live more than ever - stupidly I had the chance and went out on a date instead - STUPID!!!!!
Songs I've never really bothered with suddenly jump out at you and bite you on the bum - and songs like 'Make No Sound' and 'Get Miles' which we all love and revere just get better and better. Gomez are Kings. Thanks to my wife for buying me this GEM!!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For fans of Gomez this is Gomez live with a DVD of the performance too!Published on 16 Oct. 2009 by Amazon Customer