Suspected fake live recordings

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Post#31 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:24 pm

Surface - Race the night was, as far as I know, actually recorded live with half a dozen fans in attendance, then Long-Beach-Arena crowd noises added to it - exactly the same case of A II Z's "The Witch of Berkeley", or so someone said to me, I can't really remember.

I guess live albums make sense if they offer something that goes beyond the studio vrs. "Unleashed in the East" is perhaps my favorite album from Judas Priest, and I sincerely couldn't care less if it was 'enhanced' in studio. Take UFO's "Doctor Doctor" or "Rock Bottom", for instance - both sound WAY better in the "Strangers of the Night" vrs than the original studio recordings on "Phenomenon". Some bands are at their best upon a stage, and sometimes a live recording really capture it. And sometimes a one-take recording really works for the best - would Taurus "Paper Chaser" be any better with a proper production than it was live-in-the-studio for BBC?
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Post#32 » Thu May 02, 2013 9:02 am

Three pages and still no Live Insurrection? It even features a duet between studio Bruce Dickinson and 'live' Halford. :lol:
Probably one of the most studio'd live recordings.

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Post#33 » Thu May 02, 2013 4:16 pm

I don't know whether it is right to mention here, however... Headthrashers Live is partially fake. The gig actually happened, but the audience was changed on LP. If I remember well, a MX's member mentioned about there a tape of the complete gig with the original audience. Unfortunately I never saw.

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Post#34 » Sat May 04, 2013 7:27 am

bigfootkit wrote:Didn't Metallica also do this with the "live" tracks on the "Jump In The Fire" 12"?
I'm sure i read someplace that they took "No Life 'til Leather" demo recordings and added crowd noises.
Lars confirmed in 1985 that these songs were not really live.

V/A Heavy Metal Live In Germany is another one.

And how about the crowd noise on the Thor Live in London video :lol:

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