Poor production kills the album,
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This review is from: The Art Of Live (Audio CD)
The songs presented on this album all get executed good to very good, the acoustic set is a nice break but the mix is very disappointing. Most of times Geoff Tate is way to prominent in the mix, meaning that about the only thing you can hear clearly is the vocals. After a while, it starts to get on your nerves and I tried playing with the settings of my stereo set to get a better sound, not being able to do so. As the material itself is strong enough, a nice remaster of this album bringing the instruments to the front or bringing the vocals a little more to the back would result in a far more balanced album and earn it another star or 2.