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 Post subject: Re: Official Donnie Iris & The Cruisers 2009 Live Album Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 1:56 pm 
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The title of the live album is...

"Ah! Live!"

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 Post subject: Re: Official Donnie Iris & The Cruisers 2009 "Ah! Live!" Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 7:54 pm 
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Here's the front and back artwork:

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Marty came up with a nice cover choice ! the back cover kinda looks like the view inside the kittanging warehouse from the stage of the steps where you ,Glenn & Gina stood at the show

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 Post subject: Re: Official Donnie Iris & The Cruisers 2009 "Ah! Live!" Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 11:52 pm 
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It's totally awesome, love the artwork, track listing is perfect!

I cannot wait to have it in my hands.....WOW

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 Post subject: Re: Official Donnie Iris & The Cruisers 2009 "Ah! Live!" Thread
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go watch it live on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-ynVe5-onk

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 Post subject: Re: Official Donnie Iris & The Cruisers 2009 "Ah! Live!" Thread
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go watch it live on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-ynVe5-onk


Wow, very nice...thanks!

Glenn, is it a cardboard cover, or the classic jewel CD case with inserts?

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 9:05 am 
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cyndi wrote:
go watch it live on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-ynVe5-onk


Wow, very nice...thanks!

Glenn, is it a cardboard cover, or the classic jewel CD case with inserts?

Steven :-y


I don't have an actual copy, but it looks to be a jewel case CD.

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 Post subject: Re: Official Donnie Iris & The Cruisers 2009 "Ah! Live!" Thread
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 11:25 am 
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Is there going to be some kind of pre-sale for those of us who cannot get to that region of the country??

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 Post subject: Re: Official Donnie Iris & The Cruisers 2009 "Ah! Live!" Thread
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That's a cool track list...by my count 8 'new'/'not duplicated on the other live disc' tracks. Would've liked to see the other new studio track that was mentioned earlier, and the addition of "How You Gonna Mend It", but not complaining...

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 Post subject: Re: Official Donnie Iris & The Cruisers 2009 "Ah! Live!" Thread
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Captain Vic wrote:
That's a cool track list...by my count 8 'new'/'not duplicated on the other live disc' tracks. Would've liked to see the other new studio track that was mentioned earlier, and the addition of "How You Gonna Mend It", but not complaining...


Yes, I quite like the track list. It has all tracks I really wanted with the exception of "How You Gonna Mend It?" which I would have liked also. However, if I remember correctly at Kittanning they messed up the intro of it somewhat.

Mark told me in December that for whatever reason the Kittanning tracks sounded better and that a few tracks weren't usable I assume because of the type of scenario I described above.

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 Post subject: Re: Official Donnie Iris & The Cruisers 2009 "Ah! Live!" Thread
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I like this project, I like it a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Official Donnie Iris & The Cruisers 2009 "Ah! Live!" Thread
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As expected, the new live album was available at the CYO show for $10.

I gave it a spin on the drive back to Pittsburgh... it sounded good but I want to give it a few more dedicated listens before commenting.

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 Post subject: Re: Official Donnie Iris & The Cruisers 2009 "Ah! Live!" Thread
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I've given it more than a few spins and am very pleased with both the performances and the sound quality. It certainly is a superior sounding recording than "Live! at Nick's Fat City". To my ears, the mix sounds great... very clear... nice bottom end... and all the levels are spot on.

A few comments:

The performance of "King Cool" is absolutely *smoking*. If I already haven't said it enough times, the great Kevin Valentine's playing elevates everything he plays up a notch or two... his fills here are bad a**. World class drumming. Mark plays an interesting riff underneath that I don't remember hearing before. Marty Lee's searing guitar at the end tops it off.

"Sweet Merilee" is another highlight as I've loved this rendition of the song ever since they introduced it into the set. I've always thought Donnie and Mark's shared vocals were cool.

We get the live "I Can't Really Miss You" which is a more rockified version than the studio version. And we get the audience participation part too.

We finally get "The Rapper / Hush" recording so many of us have wished for the past few years... sounds great... there's lots of Avsec organ all over this disc.... here especially. The band is jammin'.

"Your Touch" is an interesting little bonus.... very White Stripes'ish... a change of pace for the band. This is the full original line-up once again... and Albritton makes his presence known as he always does. His style is always evident whatever he plays on.

Over the last couple days, I've enjoyed this recording so much, I only wish this were a double set that included the full show as the band's performances are very strong here. I wonder if they mixed the full show... blemishes and all (us diehards don't care!). If so, would love for those tracks to see the light of day sometime down the line... the performances are great and the sound quality beats the NFC show which is out-of-print anyhow.

Regardless, I was taken by surprise when the band announced another live album, but after hearing it, I'm sure glad they did. This will be essential listening to me all summer long and beyond.

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 Post subject: Re: Official Donnie Iris & The Cruisers 2009 "Ah! Live!" Thread
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 11:09 am 
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how would i be able to get my hands on a copy of this cd? :D


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FreeByrd X1 wrote:
how would i be able to get my hands on a copy of this cd? :D


As of now, only at the shows I guess.

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