Live From Outer Space

(2CD 2019, 62:12/ 42:20, Gentle Art Of Music GAOM 063)

The tracks:
CD 1:
  1- News From Outer Space(3:07)
  2- A New World(10:25)
  3- Welcome To The Freak Show(7:53)
  4- Light Of The World(12:41)
  5- Not Our Place To Be(7:53)
  6- What I Really Need(5:27)
  7- Give Birth To The Sun(10:11)
  8- Far Away From Home(4:32)
CD 2:
  1- Hole In The Sky(7:14)
  2- Sleep(9:15)
  3- Masters Of War(5:59)
  4- Trying To Kiss The Sun(5:05)
  5- Roses(7:09)
  6- Unchain The Earth(7:44)

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Their last studio album Tales From Outer Space (see review), RPWL's 10th one, was again a prog rock blast. These German prog rockers now “return” with a double live album recorded at The Boerderij in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.

This great sounding double CD contains thirteen tracks and the entire last studio album (seven songs) can be enjoyed on the first CD. The gig kicks off with a War Of The Worlds-like speech called News From Outer Space, before A New World sets the Boerderij “on fire”. Needless to say that the first seven songs are performed extremely well, with the definite highlights being: Light Of The World (magical guitar solo) and Give Birth To The Sun. CD2 features a back catalogue of classic RPWL songs from albums such as World Through My Eyes and The RPWL Experience. Kalle Wallner's David Gilmour-like guitar solo in Masters Of War is probably the musical cherry on the cake of this second CD. Of course Roses, the anthemic RPWL classic is also featured here as well as Hole In The Sky, Sleep, Trying To Kiss The Sun and Unchain The Earth. Need I say more???

Live From Outer Space is an amazing live recording of the best German prog rock band ever, a must have for lovers of prog rock, brilliant and highly recommended; get it now!!!

***** Martien Koolen (edited by Tracy van Os van den Abeelen)

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