I think I read somewherethat this is in fact an audience recording. If that's so, I'm damnedimpressed. This is probably one of the most impressive live recordingsof a dark indie type band of this nature.
I think I read somewherethat this is in fact an audience recording. If that's so, I'm damnedimpressed. This is probably one of the most impressive live recordingsof a dark indie type band of this nature. All the usual suspects sharedthe stage for this event: Rose MacDowell, Michael Cashmore, Karl Blake,Joolie Wood and of course, David Tibet. The vocals are clear, theacoustic guitars are crisp and shining, the audience exists but is notoverpowering the music. I was at the second night of this concert atthe Angel Orensanz back on November 1st, 1996 and these recordings makeme feel I'm right there all over again. Over the course of 2 CDs, wehear most of the show each night. Performances include favorites mostlyfrom the Inmost Light era like "Calling for Vanished Faces 1", "ThisShining Shining World," "Black Flowers, Please," "Horsey," and the RoseMacDowell-sung "Happy Birthday Spooky Moonbeam." Somewhat disappointingis the fact that there are some overlapping songs while the grandfinale on the second disc, "Christ and the Pale Queens Mighty inSorrow" gets prematurely faded in the interest of space. It's a fineintroduction to Current 93 for the beginner, as it's a collection ofsome of David Tibet's favorite things to perform live. If you'realready a fan and couldn't show up to the show, it documents the nightsquite well including a few seconds of that opening loop, which duringthe show went on forever! It truly is a great recording job and at thediscounted price, it's well worth the price of admission.