America Live

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This cut-down version of the two-man lineup's King Biscuit Flower Hour performance from 1982 is reduced to ten songs. The performance and the sound quality are both excellent, and depict the band in a more basic rock setting than their "official" Warner Bros. live album from 1977, which featured the presence of a large contingent of backing musicians. The work here is more viscerally exciting, the singing is impeccable, and the instruments have a nice, healthy, up-front presence. The absent songs from the King Biscuit release include "Here," "Love on the Vine," and "Inspector Mills." As is usual with budget-priced releases of this type, there is no annotation and no indication of the actual date or venue for the performance, or annotation of any sort.

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