What does it sound like?:
ToH, ToH, ToH, ToH, ToH. 5 live albums from 1981 to 2012, one unreleased from 1982. And they all sound very good. Driving drums, impassioned vocals, wailing saxophones… the thing is though, that there are 5 albums. Similar set lists, similar presentation. It gets a bit samey. The early three are slightly rougher around the edges, and all the better for that. The recent two are a bit better recorded. But it is hard to tell one from another. Which means they are consistent, but if you want multiple live CDs you want some progression and variation (like with Talking Heads, or even Lorde help us Grateful Dead). Three songs are on all 5 CDs (Legion, 63 and Incinerator), and four on 4 – Incinerator is even there six times. But they are very good songs and its very enjoyable. If you’ve heard one ToH song you know what you are going to get. If I had to pick one show I’d go for Leeds 1981 because I was there, but better is Berlin 1981 (the two initially released albums) because it is slightly more polished and it has Westworld on it. To be » Continue Reading.