Despite being only 8 songs deep, this 2001 live LP from Radiohead does a remarkable job of giving you the feeling of “being there.” The album was recorded from shows in Oxford, Berlin, Oslo, & Vaison La Romaine during their 2001 tour, and Thom Yorke & gang go through tracks from Kid A and Amnesiac: “The National Anthem,” “I Might Be Wrong,” “Morning Bell,” “Like Spinning Plates,” “Idioteque,” “Everything In Its Right Place,” & “Dollars & Cents.” The last song, “True Love Awaits,” however, made it to an album only recently (on A Moon Shaped Pool), which is crazy because the Oxfordshire boys have been performing the song since 1995. And even though the minimal, piano-driven studio version is off the chain, the acoustic guitar take that appears on this release is a must for fans.
- black vinyl pressing
- gatefold sleeve
- original release year: 2001
- music label: XL Recordings 2016
reviewed by donut savage 09/2016