Live From Albertane

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The fourth album in approximately 18 months from the teen pop trio is a 12-song live set recorded on July 21, 1998 in Seattle during the brothers' first major tour, and it comes complete with screaming girls, pointless stage chatter and a mini-drum solo by Zac. Much of Hanson's breakthrough record, Middle of Nowhere, is given props on Live from Albertane (incidentally, the title is a riff on one of their songs, "Man from Milwaukee," which closes both Nowhere and this album); "Where's the Love" and "I Will Come to You" are the best represented. There's also a new song, "Ever Lonely," as well as covers of "Money (That's What I Want)" and "Gimme Some Lovin'/Shake a Tail Feather," which is more bland Blues Brothers than soulful Steve Winwood. And the wan "MMMBop" included here proves that the song's charm was just as much the Dust Brothers as it was the Hanson brothers.

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