Day After Day: Live


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Day After Day: Live Review

by Stewart Mason

The only officially available live Badfinger release (not counting shoddy '90s recordings by Joey Molland's tacky cash-in project), 1990's Day After Day: Live compiles circa-1974 live tapes, modified in a way guaranteed to enrage purists. Because the original tapes were poorly recorded and unsalvageable, Molland took the soundboard tapes into a studio and re-recorded his own guitar and vocal parts, and, even worse, added a sampled snare drum, mixed far, far too loudly, to all of Mike Gibbins' drum tracks. These alterations are added with little subtlety and less grace, and they stick out like the proverbial sore thumb. In a further bit of self-serving idiocy, Molland re-sequenced the original tape (long a favorite on the bootleg circuit) to move all of his own songs to more prominent placements in the track list, putting all of Pete Ham and Tom Evans' songs at the end, utterly disrupting the flow of the original concert. A tacky, poorly done botch, Day After Day: Live should be avoided by all but the most die-hard Joey Molland worshipers.

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