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The Best Live Rock Album Ever,
This review is from: Strangers In The Night (Audio CD)
Ignore the 4 stars. I meant to give it 5 but I missed and now can't change the rating. I remember the fanfare in the rock press that greeted this album's release. For once, the hacks of the time recognised that the record on review was something very special. Live, UFO were (still are) peerless. Even though it was recorded as long ago as 1978, the sound, energy and fizzle of UFO on stage shines through. It hasn't aged at all. Every track is a winner and it could have been recorded yesterday such is the quality. The album catches UFO at their very best with Michael Schenker simply on fire. Catch the two furious breaks on Lights Out, the sumptious solo on Love To Love, the spine tingling way he just creates over the top of Paul Raymond's boogie rhythm on This Kids and the long and quite magical solo on Rock Bottom. Only Thin Lizzy's Live and Dangerous comes close to matching this. It is rock's finest hour. Every metal fan should own it.
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Initial post: 29 Oct 2015, 18:14:41 GMT
This Kids and Mother Mary were not recorded in the studio and were made to sound "live" by adding audience sounds in many ways this album is similar to Live And Dangerous as both were enhanced in the studio afterwards. If you're prepared to ignore these embellishments and just listen to the music then it's a terrific album.
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