Live Death

Robyn Hitchcock

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Live Death Review

by James Christopher Monger

In the lexicon of English eccentrics, few have been as prolific as Robyn Hitchcock. This seven-song A&M promo-only EP, recorded live in Minneapolis, New York, and Santa Monica in preparation for 1992's Respect tour, is a much sought-after gem for Hitchcock aficionados. Featuring sneak peeks at upcoming classics like "When I Was Dead" and wildly imagined covers of Richard Thompson's "Withered and Died" and the Beatles "A Day in the Life" -- the latter largely improvised -- Live Death is a vivid acoustic snapshot of a legendary artist at the peak of his game.

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