Scary Good! March 24, 2008
Written by syncopatico
The beautifully bizarre nature of this piece takes on new significance with the contributions of only the four-man core Lizard band present on this fledgling Cirkus! Gordoís maniacal mumblings provide some of this lovely dislocation, but Mr. Haskellís (under-rated) superb full-toned bass playing benefits from this barer context. The drum takes for this record remain a force of nature as always! Melís appropriately spine-tingling soprano solo before the pause before the last verses also takes on new menace heard in this ístripped downí setting. And this even-more-elongated pause becomes effectively even creepier by emphasizing what is missing! And what of the composer? He gets to be heard here as one-man orchestra, displaying a younger and wilder exuberance of full-on mellotron before his modesty or producerís ímindsetí called upon further orchestral additions.
What a joyful dread is heard!
Perhaps this is a glimpse or maybe an extreme taste of what the core Lizard quartet might have sounded like live?
(Bring on the early "Indoor Games" or maybe "Prince Rupert..." before or in-the-early-rehearsal stages with Jon Anderson!)
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|Wonderful! Tue., May 22, 2012|
Posted by: JohnSmallwood
Five stars indeed all the way, both in terms of sonic quality and performance. The arrangement of Formentera Lady/The Sailorís Tale is very interesting and takes unexpected twists and turns, and even Read more
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Posted by: Billco
All I can say is ..........WOW! The sheer power and joy of this performance is astonishing ! A surprisingly potent audience recording really brings this home. The version of "The Sheltering Sky" here is otherworldy, I have never heard a better Read more
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Posted by: fhc339835
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|Working Titles Tue., May 8, 2012|
Posted by: hammamatsu
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|A must have ! Sat., May 5, 2012|
Posted by: beebfader1
This is a superb recording of a band at the top of their game, trying out `Islandsí material and more. `Sailorís Taleí has an incredible guitar solo from Fripp, and there is a pretty wonderful half hour improv covering Read more
|Excellent - Superb++++ Sat., May 5, 2012|
Posted by: fripprob
What a great show!!! Sound Quality is excellent, though Boz`s vocals are recorded a bit high in places. Great guitar solo in Schizoid Man that just flows into Mel`s great sax Read more
|this is not closing time? Thu., May 3, 2012|
Posted by: bruno84
this concert is unstained pleasure; this easily could be a CD that can matche others.
all versions are awsome. PLEASE MAKE A CD;
|Excellent ***** Mon., Apr 30, 2012|
Posted by: MikeLockyer
What a pleasure this recording is - high quality throughout and very jazzy.
Currently my favourite live recording
Many thanks and hoping for more
|Best yet from this incarnation Mon., Apr 30, 2012|
Posted by: DocBobster
This is splendid stuff -- just what I always hope for in a live set. Everyone was extremely creative this night; every tune is filled with nice surprises and little Read more
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