FTD released a “real” CD in between all the classic albums. Why they have chosen the big format again, I don’t know, but long live inconsistency!
The design is good. The fact that E wore the two piece suits helps a lot! The booklet is well filled with pictures, newspaper clippings and – nice – candid shots from fans with band members at the time.
We all know by now what to expect from a 1975 show. Good voice, talkative, but not too much and long and boring band intros started. This one is not different. Normally I do not like bonus songs on a live CD, but in this case it’s not that bad (since the show is incomplete anyway), although Hawaiian Wedding Song does not meet my good voice remark.
The sound is a bit weird, the piano very upfront and the backing vocalist’s clapping is very loud. At the ending of Burning Love there seems to be a crow with a mike, oh wait that’s Charlie H., also way too present in T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Also someone isn’t paying full attention and goes for an extra hunk of Burning Love alone. This sounds quite funny, especially since there was already a huge amount of hunks, I found myself looking at the clock, wondering if it would ever end.
At least there is some new material, but it will not make my personal FTD Top 50.