The Flying Burrito Brothers

Live from Europe

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Relix Records, which has curious ideas about marketing, released a second Flying Burrito Brothers live album in 1986, the year after it released the live Cabin Fever. The same lineup of original member "Sneaky" Pete Kleinow, guitarist Skip Battin and the previously uncredited rhythm section of bassist Greg Harris and Jim Goodall once again came off as a Burritos/Gram Parsons/Byrds tribute band, with a few of its own new originals thrown in. It was a reasonable enough concept for a live show, but back home on the record player versions of songs like "Christine's Tune (Devil in Disguise)" and "Citizen Kane" didn't hold a candle to the original recordings. Maybe to Relix and its Dead Head fans, who hew to the notion that all live shows should be taped and disseminated, this sort of release made sense, but not to average fans.

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