Awake:the Best of Live - (Import CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Mono / Stereo
- Jerry Harrison; Live; Jay Healy; Alain Johannes
- Awake: The Best of Live
Live: Ed Kowalczyk (vocals); Patrick Dahlheimer, Chad Gracey, Chad Taylor .
Additional personnel: Shelby Lynne (vocals); Jerry Harrison, Michael Railton (keyboards).
Liner Note Author: Ed Kowalczyk.
This 19-track greatest-hits collection provides a satisfying overview of one of the most popular heavy-rock acts of the mid-1990s. In the post-grunge era, when "alternative" became a byword for sincere, hard-hitting music with a thunderous guitar attack, Live dominated the charts by blending alt-rock muscle with the brainy, melodic sensibility of bands like R.E.M. and U2. AWAKE represents the band's best moments and, since it gives equal shrift to each of their six albums, serves as an economical career retrospective as well.
"Operation Spirit (The Tyranny of Tradition)" and "Pain Lies on the Riverside," from Live's first album, MENTAL JEWELRY, kick off the set. Both are swirling, tense rock songs driven by a popping, near-funk bass line. THROWING COPPER, the group's sophomore effort, is represented here by the mega-hits "Selling the Drama" (a contemplative rocker), the churning "I Alone," and the forbidding ballad "Lightning Crashes." Though Live's later records didn't match the commercial success of their first two, the orchestral drama of "Overcome," the furious "Lakini's Juice," and even a moody cover of Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line" prove that the music didn't diminish in quality, even as Live passed out of the mainstream spotlight. A winning collection, AWAKE testifies to Live's conviction and power.
- Country of Origin
- Radioactive Records
- Universal Distribution
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Operation Spirit (The Tyranny of Tradition)
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Pain Lies on the Riverside
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Beauty of Gray, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Selling the Drama
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] I Alone
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Lightning Crashes
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] All Over You
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Pillar of Davidson
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] We Deal in Dreams - (previously unreleased)
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Lakini's Juice
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Turn My Head
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Dolphin's Cry, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Run to the Water
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Dance With You
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Overcome
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Nobody Knows
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Heaven
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Run Away
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] I Walk the Line
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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