There are certain live albums we of a certain age must have [strangers in the night-ufo/World Wide live Scorpions/lizzys live and dangerous to name a few]This is one of those must have live albums that unfortunately, was largely passed by in the uk.
Recorded following the release of"Face to Face"one of the first cds i brought,the original glasnost album is amongst my most revisited ones, only just behind some runrig live soundtracks.This new 112+ mins 2cd edition has now replaced the original in my mp3 player and sd card in the car.
The remaster is crystal clear, picking out individual instruments is easy and well placed in the sound stage.Its hard to belive this had very little rework post concert obviously well recorded by the staff at the time.The few slight flawes present on original cd are still here which is reassuring confirming its not been tinkerd with too much.Obviously lessons learnt after the problems whilst recording the live "Birlin" album
Having the whole original concert makes this now a must have,the 6 extra tracks and correct runing order add immensely to this album.The performance by the band is first class.some extra guitar work and johns vocal on loving is easy is the most aggressive i have ever heard him sing.Most of the tracks benifit by the live arangements including the tracks from "face 2 face" .The unreleased tracks are all great versions and how thay were left of the original is beyond me.It should have been a double album at the time.Any chance of a full DVD?Maybe Vinly?
Another excellent release from esoteric. So if you've got the original still get this ,if you want to try BJH this is a good album to sample their music in one historic live concert "just buy it"
This live album by BJH was indeed, a trip back in time, to 1987 to be more presice. And it was recorded at a time when the world was in a different place. It was recorded in the old GDR or east Germany as it was known. two years before the wall came down and listening to it brought back a lot of memories. It is all classic Barclay James Harvest at their best.