Grand Funk Railroad - Live Album [Japanese Edition] (2002) Hard Rock | XLD Rip | FLAC(IMG)+CUE+LOG | HQ Covers (600dpi) | Total 574 MB Release: 2002 | Label: EMI Music Japan | Catalog: TOCP-67004 | Recovery: 3%
Live Album is Grand Funk Railroad's first live album, and was released in November 1970 by Capitol Records. It was produced by Terry Knight. This release went RIAA Gold almost immediately, and earned GFR their fourth Gold Record Award in just one year. The raw energy of these live performances was captured without the use of any re-mixing, over-dubs or enhanced audio engineering. This "direct recording" method leaves a bit to be desired from a technical standpoint, but showcases the band in a live environment and never lets up in its effort to convey GFR's raw power as well as a sense of "being there" at a Grand Funk event.
The album's gatefold cover depicts a photograph of the band at the Atlanta International Pop Festival during the weekend of the 4th of July 1970, but none of the music was actually recorded there. The album was recorded at several Florida venues during June 1970.
In 2002 "Live Album" was remastered on compact disc and also released in a limited edition box set "Trunk of Funk" that contained the bands first four albums. The "trunk" has slots for twelve CD's to house the future release of the remaining eight albums that were released by Capitol records. Also included is a pair of "Shinin' On" 3-D glasses, guitar pick and a sticker reproducing a concert ticket.(Wikipedia)
Original Release: 1970 Track list:
1. "Introduction" - 2:30 2. "Are You Ready" - 3:34 3. "Paranoid" - 6:20 4. "In Need" - 9:50 5. "Heartbreaker" - 6:58 6. "Words of Wisdom" - 0:55 7. "Mean Mistreater" - 4:40 8. "Mark Says Alright" (Farner, Don Brewer, Mel Schacher) - 5:10 9. "T.N.U.C." - 11:45 10. "Inside Looking Out" (John Lomax, Alan Lomax, Eric Burdon, Bryan "Chas" Chandler) - 12:22 11. "Into the Sun" - 12:10