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Scream in Blue [Live]

Depeche Mode, Midnight OilAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (May 12, 1992)
  • Original Release Date: May 12, 1992
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000028OQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,573 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Scream In Blue
2. Read About It
3. Dreamworld
4. Brave Faces
5. Only The Strong
6. Stars Of Warburton
7. Progress
8. Beds Are Burning
9. Sell My Soul
10. Sometimes
11. Hercules
12. Powderworks
13. Bonus Track 1

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Screaming the Midnight March 4, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Scream In Blue Live is taken from these five concerts:
1) Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, 1984
2) Brisbane Boondall Centre, 1990
3) Capitol Theatre, Sydney, 1982
4) 6th Avenue, NY, NY
5) Our Common Future, Darlinghurst, 1989
The title track, originally on their 10,9,8... album, is presented here as a brief instrumental before launching into another song from that same album, the social and political ills outlined in the punkish "Read About It." The opening guitar playing sounds rougher and less polished compared to the studio version and drives the effectiveness of this song. The song of some driven insane by a life of alienation, of a life consisting of eating and sleeping in "Only The Strong" is given a hard-driving treatment and is a very energetic number, ending with some Native American chanting.
The pained viewpoint of an activist fighting a battle against mass media and politicians in "Brave Faces" from Place Without A Postcard with its lively guitar makes for a great performance.
Blue Sky Mining is represented solely by "Stars Of Warburton," where the hallmarks of aborigine culture is being superceded by hypermart malls, industrial technology, and ATMs.
The breakthrough Diesel And Dust is represented by four tracks. "Dreamworld," on white industry encroaching on the free spaces of the aboriginal wilderness. "Beds Are Burning" starts with a speech from Peter Garrett on aborigines living in Australia for 40-60,000 years. "They didn't sell it to anybody...they didn't trade it in for houses up the coast/they had it stolen off of them." Hence, the need to give back some form of recompense to the disenfranchised aborigines.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Riptide July 29, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Midnight Oil's only proper live album was recorded at the height of their international fame. A band ignored by oscurity and then by a grunge obsessed America and Europe, Midnight Oil had deserved a far great fame. Legendary in their homeland of Australia, these crusaders of right and wrong knew how to string together heart pounding rock.

And that's what you get on this live recording, great, in your face rock from Down Under.

Not to say that this live album isn't enough, but for someone who never had the fortune of seeing them, even after a visit to Sydney 2000, I feel anyone who want to experience atleast some of the bands live splendour, needs to dig down their pockets and treat themselves to a live DVD as well. Seeing Pete working the stage is such a integral part of the whole Midnight Oil experience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Live Energy February 12, 2003
Format:Audio CD
"Scream In Blue" is Midnight Oil's collection of live cuts recorded around Australia (and one cut from New York) from 1982 to 1990. Midnight Oil is one of those bands that seem to explode with energy once on the stage, which makes their live albums a step above their studio productions. Peter Garrett is nothing but energy to begin with, and he conveys that through his vocals to the listener. The band picks up on it, and rise to the occasion to deliver a great album.
This album has a bunch of their greatest hits, but appear here a little different than their studio versions. "The Stars of Warburton" is the strongest cut off the album. Great arpeggio guitars from Jim Moginie and Martin Rotsey, and of course Garretts lyrics make this song very powerful. The album starts off with a feedback, disharmonized intro that sets the fillings in your teeth to rattling, then segues into "Read About It". The energy is already pumping as the song starts, and they keep the same level throughout the album. Everything on this album is great. "Dreamworld", "Beds Are Burning", and "Sell My Soul" are a few of the excellent tracks here.
If you like some of the stuff Midnight Oil has done, and like a high energy show, this is definitely a must have. The songs are great, and Garrett's energy is passed on to you as you listen. How a live album should be.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the Better Live Albums August 1, 2000
Format:Audio CD
While these may not be some of the best recordings of the Oil's music, its still a must have for Oils fans. You can definitely feel the frenetic energy in the music that Oils shows have become so famous for. Its also a pretty good mix of both old and new stuff, ranging from their first album, "Powderworks", to what at the time was their latest, "Stars of Warburton". It also includes an extra track - a fantastic version of "Burnie". Very nice! The album is a little rough around the edges but its a lot of fun to listen to and the energy is contagious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best rock live album ever made September 26, 1998
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Format:Audio CD
With a sound that has remained constant for 20 years, Midnight Oil has produced a cohesive live album from 6 different concerts. The song selection is fantasic, the sound quality great, the performances typical of the band that has been called the world's best live act. My advice to you - if you ever get the chance to see them live - don't pass it up.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good live album but left wanting more January 8, 2013
Format:Audio CD
Make no mistake about it, there is much to recommend this album. The songs chosen represent a good cross-section of the long career of the great Australian band Midnight Oil to the point in time that it was released (1992). I liked the intros to many of the songs and I also liked the live versions of the songs themselves.

My only problem with the album is, why couldn't they have simply released one live set list so we could hear one concert in its entirety -- warts and all? This approach has worked well with one of my other favorite bands, The Tragically Hip. When I listened to "Scream in Blue," I wondered how each given song led into the next song in the overall context of the concert from which it came. I was left wanting more.

That said, I still highly recommend this album both for the long-time Oils fan and for those not as familiar with their work. Like The Tragically Hip with their native Canada, Midnight Oil has a way of making you want to learn more about the part of the world and its issues that they are so passionately singing about. For me as an American, it opened up my horizons to a land much like our own beyond caricatures like Crocodile Dundee.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Scream in Blue: the best ever
I just cant take this CD off my CD player. It is now part of it. This live recordings are the bets of the best of the Oils.
Published 16 months ago by Michele
4.0 out of 5 stars Master Minds
This album is strictly to the point of a recording, as vinyl.

It politically evolve's ourself in a spiritual trip without precedents, is realy affirmed as a wish for... Read more
Published on May 5, 2011 by T. M. Rezende
3.0 out of 5 stars Adequate overview, but I'm not sure of what
What we have here: a well-recorded overview of 1980-90, drawn from several tours. Also an uncredited acoustic remake of "Burnie" on the end, which is the album's highlight. Read more
Published on January 3, 2011 by F. J. PRISCO
5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Live Recording
For those who thought Midnight Oil was just about a freakishly tall bald headed guy wailing about burning beds, take a listen or two to this record, and you will realize that this... Read more
Published on March 16, 2007 by Khyber900
4.0 out of 5 stars 260 Million...I can't hear you at all...
Scream In Blue takes its title from a mostly instrumental track atypical among the Oils canon, but the album as a whole is vintage in every sense. Read more
Published on October 4, 2006 by Kenneth W. Rhoades
5.0 out of 5 stars Explosive!
I pretty much said it all in the title of this post. This is THE BEST live album I have ever heard. I first purchased it back in... well... my last year of elementary school. Read more
Published on March 24, 2004 by J. G. Burtch
5.0 out of 5 stars Blows The Studio Albums Away
I kind of came to Midnight Oil backwards -- first I heard this live album, then I got their studio albums. Read more
Published on December 10, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars If you have ever seen the oils live it's a must
To me the only people that can appreciate this live album is someone that has seen the band live. Having seen the band on the Blue Sky Mining tour (loved Hunters & Collectors... Read more
Published on August 18, 2002 by R. Geissman
5.0 out of 5 stars Does it get any better?
Midnight Oil rules, and this live CD is awesome. It is a shame they are getting older, cause they are great live. Read more
Published on August 18, 2002 by A. Carpenter
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