Little Feat

Extended Versions

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A budget-line collection, marketed primarily to truck stops across this great land of ours (and, to quote Lester Burnham, "how perfect is that?"), the 10-track Extended Versions: The Encore Collection contains a selection of live tracks cut by the reunited Little Feat in the early '90s, when they were affiliated with Zoo Records (a subsidiary of RCA, thereby explaining this BMG release). This really isn't all that bad, actually, though it's hardly among prime Feat and it does suffer from a production that's just a bit too crystalline. Nevertheless, the reunited Feat still could lay down an effective groove and they have a great selection of songs here, highlighted by "Feets Don't Fail Me Now," "Fat Man in the Bathtub," "Oh Atlanta," and "Hate to Lose Your Lovin'." Although the songs of relatively recent vintage that conclude the record damper enthusiasm somewhat, this is stuff that will appeal to a dedicated fan looking for decent (albeit unexceptional) compilation of reunited live recordings. Not a great disc, but not a bad one, either.

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