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Live Music is a document of the fantastic European tour from 2010. While 2003 s Volume 4 and the seven-month tour that followed that brilliant record featured the reunion of the entire original, iconic Joe Jackson Band from the late 70s, the follow-up, 2008 s Rain, was made with three of those four members: Jackson (vocals and keyboards), Graham Maby (bass/vocals) and Dave Houghton (drums/vocals). This is the band that appears on Live Music, which is made up of 12 tracks culled from board recordings from a variety of cities. Jackson will perform with The Roots as his band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on June 8.

Jackson approaches the live setting with a very different mindset than he does his studio recordings. For that reason, his tours are always must-see events as the songs take new shape and evolve over time. His writing leaves much room for re-interpretation and he derives great pleasure from bursting the boundaries and exploring new avenues and readings of his own work. The 2008/09 tours were no different, as it featured a piano-based trio without guitar. Jackson always enjoys the energy that an audience brings to the creative process and he often likes to authenticate the experience by releasing a live record as a historical document of his ideas. Live Music will be the sixth live record in his career. His first was the groundbreaking Big World in 1986, which was all new songs recorded in front of an audience. The second was Live 1980 1986, which was a double album featuring songs from every phase of his career up to that point. The third was 2000 s Summer in the City: Live in New York, which was also a trio record, though that one featured more recent alum Gary Burke on drums. Next was 2001 s Two Rainy Nights, released after the Night and Day II tour, and the most recent was 2004 s Afterlife, which documented the Volume 4 performances. Live Music features nine Jackson classics and three covers: The Beatles Girl, David Bowie s Scary Monsters and Ian Dury s Inbetweenies. The tracks are heard as they were performed. There aren t any fixes, overdubs or corrections.
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  • Audio CD (June 7, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • ASIN: B004X1M3K2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,710 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Joe Jackson is one of our most amazing and most underrated musicians. With classical training, a product of the punk era of 70s, his music has explored various genres like jazz & reggae and keeps his audience guessing. This live set crackles, sparking the speakers. "Chinatown" recorded for his 1982 album Night & Day sizzles, at times sounding like something from the Middle-East, with Jackson's piano raw and riveting. Jackson's cover of the Beatles' "Rubber Soul" classic track "Girl" is a gem. I feel the emotional ache in Jackson's vocal while his piano clops through the melody almost as a taunt, "She's the kind of girl who puts you down when friends are there; You feel a fool." Ian Dury's "Inbetweenies" sasses and coaxes, "Shake your booty when your back is bent; Put your feelings where my mouth just went." The band sticks a bomb into the arrangement of "Got the Time" with Dave Houghton's drums insanely throbbing. The set concludes with the powerful "A Slow Song," "Pick me up & undress me; Lay me down & caress me." "Live Music Europe 2010" is a delicious recording from one of our master musicians. Bravo!
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3 and /12 stars.

If you enjoyed the stripped down sound of Joe's last release, 'Rain', you're bound to really enjoy this live compliation from the same trio that recorded that album. The covers of "Girl", "Inbetweenies" and "Scary Monsters" are a treat and the 'Night & Day' material sounds a little less dated with just the piano, bass and drums. At 58:58, the disc could have been a tad longer and the version of 'Steppin' Out' isn't as powerful as the one I heard this band play in 2008. However, this is a solid collection with nothing to skip over.
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Grrrrreat cd that captures the latest 2008-2010 tour for the 'Rain' release. Saw them twice on the tour, simply stunning. Performances on the cd are in turn energetic or fragile (as you would expect from JJ...) and all are tight and flawless...

And the choices of covers are superb - Scary Monsters just floored me!

So why only 4 stars? Disappointment in the song selections, primarily because nothing is included from Rain, which was outstanding. Would have much prefered live versions of several Rain cuts over others that have been released in live versions before (Cancer, Slow Song, Steppin Out, Sunday Papers, etc.) All great songs performed exceptionally well here, but the musical reconstruction was not enough to merit putting them on yet another live release. Wish this would have been a 2 disk release and/or an entire show, then it probably would have gotten the full 5 stars.

Having said all that, even if you have Summer in the City and Two Rainy Nights, this is still worth owning. By far!
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i must own five joe jackson CD's. and the wonderful thing about him and his duo is that i could own five more and still not hear the same song played the same way twice. probably got four different versions of "steppin out"---and they're ALL phenomenal. to say nothing about the new stuff he sneaks in here as well ("in betweenies" is wonderful; as is "scary monsters"). would that he toured the USA more often; but until then, this will strongly suffice!
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The talent of Joe Jackson on keyboards and vocals is obvious, but the rhythm section of bass and drums is just wildly great here. Very Jazz/Pop renditions of great tunes. Wish "Is She Really Going Out With Him" was included, but you can download a great live version of that too (see my review) and make your own complete digital album. Do it!
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Being a huge Joe Jackson fan, I admire this release overall. I don't know why he continues to play without a guitarist though. I hate to say some of the songs sound a bit hollow.
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