Geoff Tate and Co are back with a new Queenr?che live album from their US "Tribe" tour earlier this year,they are coming to Europe now for some gigs and they have this live album and DVD in the luggage.
I?m not that fond of their latest studio album "Tribe" and many of the songs on this live are taken from that album. I was looking for a hardrockin live album but I was totally wrong. They deliver many of the songs very laidback and acoustic. When they rock they rock. The sound is very good I must admit but the choice of songs is very strange in my opinion. Ok, they have released other livealbums as well but I had expected more songs from "Operation Mindcrime".
It?s only at the end that the album picks up the speed with the classic songs "Anybody Listening"(fantastic livesong), "Breaking The Silence", "The Needle Lies" and "Best I Can"(Best song on the tracklist). Another song that hooked me up was "Sign Of The Time" that they do very well.
No, this is ONLY for the die hard fans and I?m sure they will love this but I?m not satisfied with "The Art Of Live". When they are good they are really a fantastic liveband and Geoff Tate sings brilliant but many of the songs don?t reach the higher level.