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The Security Project

Live 2

Review by Gary Hill
The first part of this live album came out recently. If you read my review, you'll know that I love it. These guys do such a great job revisiting Peter Gabriel music. In that review, I said that I can't wait until I can hear the rest. Well, here it is. I'd say that the previous disc is just about perfect. This one almost made perfection, but fell a little short on one song for me. Still, even there it's pretty darned good. I like this a lot. I just prefer the first installment.

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Track by Track Review
Family Snapshot

The vocals start things here. As it continues in a mellow manner piano joins. Eventually the singing becomes more inspired and powerful and some other instrumentation is gradually added to the mix. This builds out very nicely from there. As it gets into the harder rocking movement later in the piece it really works so well. This is just a great performance of a great tune. The closing mellower movement is so evocative.

Moribund the Burgermeister
Percussion begins this, and they bring it into life from there. The cut is theatrical and playful. It's tastefully weird and just plain fun.
This comes in a bit soulful, but grows out after a bit to some pretty inspired and powerful prog rock. It's rather soaring in a lot of ways. This is an ever evolving and growing cut. I love the bass work on it.
Mercy Street
More of a ballad, I really love this cut. It's so emotional and powerful. It never really evolves much, but it doesn't need to.
Pretty, rather mellow, modes bring this into being. This builds to a killer cut with a lot of subtle power and majesty.
White Shadow

Much more of a rocker, this is another strong track on a disc full of them.

Father, Son
Piano and voice is the order of business as this starts. It goes through a couple changes, but remains just voice and piano. It's a nice ballad.
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Here they turn their attention to Genesis material. It starts with piano and grows out from there. This doesn't work as well to me as some of the rest. The vocals almost seem to bring some punk rock to the table. It's good, but doesn't hold up as well as a lot of the rest does.
Fly on a Windshield

Here is another from Genesis. Oddly enough, this cut has not been one of my favorite in the original version, but it really works so well here. I love this one, in fact. It's one of my favorites here.

On the Air
High energy and rocking, this is another killer rendition. This is another of my favorites here, and the crowd must have dug it as they sang along. It has a great balance between harder rocking and mellower sections.
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