UFO

Hot 'n' Live: The Chrysalis Live Anthology 1974-1983

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UFO had two lead guitarists and each gets a disc on 2013's Hot N Live: The Chrysalis Live Anthology 1974-1993. The first is naturally the most famous: it is Michael Schenker, one of the great German metal guitarists of the '70s and '80s, popular enough to sustain his own career after he left UFO, but here he's showcased on 15 songs recorded on tour between 1974 and 1978, all arriving on the first disc. His replacement, Paul Chapman, has the second disc, the first ten songs of which are devoted to two shows at the Marquee Club in November 1980, with the remaining five songs coming from London-area performances in 1981 and 1983. Which one's better depends entirely on taste. Schenker is molten lava, pushing the band toward exciting excess, and Chapman is a bit more refined, bringing the band closer to run-of-the-mill '80s AOR without dipping entirely into convention. When paired together, the guitarists' contrasting gifts become clear, and that's why this live compilation winds up as arguably more compelling than several of the band's proper full-length albums.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
UFO
3:39
2
UFO
5:12
3
UFO
7:13
4
UFO
4:43 Amazon
5
UFO
4:33 Amazon
6
UFO
3:06 Amazon
7
UFO
5:01 Amazon
8
UFO
4:57 Amazon
9
UFO
4:42 Amazon
10
UFO
5:14 Amazon
11
UFO
4:56 Amazon
12
UFO
3:47 Amazon
13
UFO
4:40
14
UFO
11:04 Amazon
15
UFO
3:30 Amazon
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