In what is becoming a pattern of operation, Seattle's proto-progressive metal band Queensrÿche is issuing a live recording to follow a studio release. In this case, The Art of Live follows Tribe, containing six live versions of cuts from that fine disc. This tour document comes after Chris DeGarmo's reunion tour and features original members Geoff Tate, Michael Wilton, and Scott Rockenfield with bassist Eddie Jackson and guest guitarist Mike Stone. The other tracks here are excellent performances from the catalog, including "Della Brown," "Best I Can," "The Needle Lies," "Sign of the Times," "Breaking the Silence," and "Anybody Listening." Sorry, no "Silent Lucidity" this time kids.
AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek