Live and Let Live Definitive Edition

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We are delighted to announce the release of our next Definitive Edition CD.

Live and Let Live comprising the entire set (of 15 songs) from Geoff’s farewell gigs at the Marquee in November 1983, will be released at the end of September, but can be pre-ordered now.

The double CD set includes a number of unreleased, remixed and remastered performances, reconstructing the entire set from the best available sources. Everything has been tweaked and balanced for re-release by Karl Groom (house producer at Thin Ice studios, and all-round good guy) – and it sounds really great..! Well we would say that, wouldn’t we..?

We are delighted to be able to present the album with every track we played both nights in the right order… some of the sources are better than others, but we’re sure you will not be disappointed.

The full track-listing is as follows: –

Disc 1

  1. The Ceiling Speaks recorded 4 November 1983, first released on the original Live and Let Live vinyl album in 1984
  2. Human Being recorded 4 November 1983, previously unreleased
  3. The End of the Endless Majority recorded 5 November 1983, remixed from the original 16-track tapes, this remix version previously unreleased
  4. We Are Sane recorded 4 November 1983, first released on the original Live and Let Live vinyl album in 1984
  5. Deep in the Heartland recorded 5 November 1983 (soundcheck), previously unreleased
  6. Fact and Fiction recorded 5 November 1983, first released on the original Live and Let Live vinyl album in 1984
  7. The Poet Sniffs a Flower recorded 4 November 1983, first released on the original Live and Let Live vinyl album in 1984
  8. The Collector recorded 27 October 1983, previously unreleased

Disc 2

  1. Afghan Red recorded 4 November 1983, previously unreleased
  2. Sequences recorded 5 November 1983, first released on the original Live and Let Live vinyl album in 1984
  3. Creepshow recorded 5 November 1983, first released on the CD reissue of Live and Let Live in 1996, remastered from the original 2-track tapes
  4. Art and Illusion recorded 5 November 1983, first released on Geoff Mann’s Recorded Delivery CD in 2003, remastered from the original 2-track tapes
  5. East of Eden recorded 5 November 1983, first released on the CD reissue of Live and Let Live in 1996, remastered from the original 2-track tapes
  6. Aspidentropy recorded 5 November 1983, first released on Geoff Mann’s Recorded Delivery CD in 2003, remastered from the original 2-track tapes
  7. Love Song recorded 5 November 1983, first released on the CD reissue of Live and Let Live in 1996, remastered from the original 2-track tapes

There is also a 24-page booklet with the lyrics from all the songs (illustrated with many previously unseen photos), new sleevenotes from Brian Devoil and Andrew Wild, all lovingly put together by the master designer Paul Tippett. It’s the most lavish booklet we have done to date – and Dave Robinson from F2 / Festival Music says he thinks it’s the best one yet!

You can pre-order Live and let Live today for just £12 (plus postage) from our online shop.

We are really proud of this definitive edition –as in many ways Live and Let Live was our most successful album – and we really feel we have finally done it justice with this release.

Finally we would just like to say a very big ‘Thank You’ to Andy Wild, Mark Hughes, Dave Robinson, and Paul Tippett for all their help and hard work in putting this album together. Thanks guys!

Following this, we hope by the end of the year, to release a double DVD version of Live and Let Live, which will include amongst other goodies a brand new 5.1 remix of the original vinyl album. The re-release of our classic album Fact and Fiction, is scheduled for 2013. We have some very special ideas/hopes for this release that we will tell you more about in the future…

The Cryptic Clues…

Following the hugely successful gig at The Peel at the beginning of the year, we have lined up 3 more Cryptic Clues gigs this Autumn. And in case you have forgotten… the Cryptic Clues are Brian Devoil, Clive Mitten, Andy Revell and Mark Spencer, playing classic 1981-1983 era Twelfth Night.

The first gig is at one of the UK’s most popular Prog events: the Summers End festival in Lydney, Gloucestershire on 28-30 September, where we will be headlining the Saturday night (the 29th). We will be debuting our fabulous new animated video projection and playing lots of old classics. Galahad’s Dean Baker will again be joining us on keyboards. It’s well-known as a very friendly festival, held in a venue surrounded by glorious countryside… and Saturday tickets are just £ 30. More information including the full line-up can be found at www.summersend.co.uk

Following this, we will be special guests at the inaugural Proguphoria festival at Mr Kyps in Lower Parkstone, Dorset on 20 October. We are delighted to be playing with our good friends Galahad who, as it is a home-town gig for them, will be closing the show. They will be playing tracks from their highly-acclaimed ‘Battle Scars’ album, released earlier this year. A very exciting bill is completed by Paul Menel (ex IQ) and Alan Reed (ex Pallas). The observant amongst you will have noticed that Mr. Spencer will be very busy, as not only will he be playing with the Cryptic Clues, but also as part of Alan Reed’s band and Galahad! Awesome! Tickets are a steal at only £20 each. More info from www.mrkyps.net

And finally, we shall be performing as “special guests” at DanFest 2, being held at The Musician, in Leicester as part of a two-day festival. We will be playing a full set around 8pm, on Saturday 24 November, being followed on stage by our friends Galahad. There is a late bar, we’re told..! Tickets are available from the venue and www.wegottickets.com priced at £35 for the weekend. Day tickers are £22 for the Saturday and £15 for the Friday. Other bands appearing over the 2 days include Magenta, Also Eden, Landmarq and Credo.

STOP PRESS: The Future of The Cryptic Clues

Those of you who follow Clive on Facebook will know that he has recently announced that these three gigs will be his last ones. He says the struggle to combine work/life/family commitments with everything that is involved in live performance has become very difficult, and that although the reunion has been great fun he thinks his future music making will be mainly writing and recording with his home set up.

With Andy Revell indicating that he feels similarly to Clive, and Mark Spencer having other gigging commitments and (musical) projects next year, it seems that these forthcoming Cryptic Clues gigs will be the last ones. So please come along and give us a big send-off.

Album news: Prog Rocks Vol. 2

Our song Blue Powder Monkey has been included on a new compilation: Prog Rocks Vol. 2.

Disc 1: Theme One – Van Der Graaf Generator / One of Those People (Live) – The Nice / Mr Radio – Electric Light Orchestra / Galadriel – Barclay James Harvest / Ladytron – Roxy Music / Bungle In the Jungle – Jethro Tull / Axe Victim – Be Bop Deluxe / Lost Johnny – Hawkwind / Mysterious Semblance At the Strand of Nightmares – Tangerine Dream / Master Builder – Gong / Fitter Stoke Has a Bath – Hatfield And The North / The Owl – Kevin Ayers / I’m Turning Around – Gentle Giant / The Glorious Om Riff – Steve Hillage / Clocks – The Angel of Mons – Steve Hackett / Lotus Groves – Soft Machine

Disc 2: The Web – Marillion / Eyes In the Night (Arrive Alive) – Pallas / Blue Powder Monkey – Twelfth Night / Skin – Spock’s Beard / Bridge Across Forever – Transatlantic / Mercy Street – Neal Morse / Hyperdrive! – Devin Townsend Project / Road Salt – Pain Of Salvation / Turn It Up – Karmakanic / Fall of America – Headspace / Pandemonium – The Flower Kings / Pink Beatles in A Purple Zeppelin – Arjen Anthony Lucassen / Wallflower – It Bikes / New Jerusalem – Affector

Posted Sep 2nd 2012