Still Alive... and Well?
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This changed somewhere along the lines of their break-up with Capitol. They released their first ever greatest hits album. They then did only one original album with their new label and started rehashing old material in the form of new, modified music, knowing full well that hard core fans would buy it. They released their first album, digitally remastered and then went on to produce their first live album, which consisted of old material. Lead singer, guitarist and founder of the band gets injured and without notice the whole band just dismatles to the surprise of all of us fans. For me that was a dark day in history. I was actually mourning the loss of a great metal band that had a great influence in the heavy metal world.
The release of this album justifies the downward spiral Megadeth has been going through for sometime now. What is it about producing an album filled with half live tracks and the other half of material already released in the studio? To make matters worse, only the first two songs of the live tracks are not included in RUDE AWAKENING. It just did not make any sense.
A number of people speculated that it was Megadeth's way to fulfill their contract with Sanctuary. If what I remember is true, then the band has signed in for 5 albums, one of which could be a compilation. Putting into consideration their double album, 4 albums have already been produced. That leaves them with just one more album before Megadeth goes away.Read more ›
Even more absurd than most so-called "best-of" collections, STILL, ALIVE...AND WELL? is simply pointless. We have several tracks from one of the best albums from one of the best thrash acts ever, THE WORLD NEEDS A HERO, and two--count 'em, TWO--unreleased live tracks. Okay...why?
Indeed, I'll agree with other fans, this COULD have been another HIDDEN TREASURES, but instead it is a waste of money and time.
Trust me, just get THE WORLD NEEDS A HERO and as for the live tracks, you're not missing much. If they're THAT important to you, just look for them as downloads somewhere.
LUCKILY, Megadeth has re-formed, with a new bassist and drummer, and a suprising return of the almighty Chris Poland on guitars. Dave's arm is all better, and he's refreshed...and determined. NEW ALBUM COMING SOON!
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the three new live songs, conjuring, time and use the man are worth for it...the conjuring is the best performance by this line up!Published on January 30, 2007 by Cryptic Writings
Since I've seen Megadeth perform live something like at least ten times over the years, I've pretty much gotten burned out on them. Read morePublished on March 29, 2006 by Mike Reed
You're a jackass. This album is a rip-off.... what better way to introduce a new Megadeth fan? Try buying Countdown to Extinction or Peace Sells...Published on December 21, 2003
This album only has a few new tracks on it, and repeats some from the live album as well as some from The World Needs a Hero. Read morePublished on November 21, 2002 by Travis Graham
I THINK THIS IS AN AWESOME RELEASE. WHAT BETTER WAY TO GET A MEGADETH FAN INTO MEGADETH. THIS CD OFFERS SOME AWESOME LIVE TRACKS FROM MEGADETH'S CAREER (Holy Wars, Symphony,... Read morePublished on October 15, 2002 by VIC RATTLEHAD
When I first heard that Megadeth was releasing this "album", I thought,"Cool, a couple live tracks, and maybe some unreleased songs, b-sides, etc." Damn, was I ever wrong!!! Read morePublished on October 1, 2002 by Rob Miller