STOMU YAMASHTA'S GO — Go Live from Paris (review)

STOMU YAMASHTA'S GO — Go Live from Paris album cover Live album · 1976 · Fusion Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
Sean Trane
A double live album that takes almost all of the superb Go Project to the stages in concert halls around Europe. With some added material, but mostly expanded live versions of the studio album, Go: Live from Paris also has the privilege of having the same all-star line-up than the studio. Indeed, DiMeola, Winwood, Shrieve, Yamashta, Schulze, Reebop are all present with more splendid back-up.

Musically, there are some differences, but on a "respecting the original spirit", the album works rather well, if not perfectly and the recording quality outstanding. The fears one might have about these expanded versions is also of no object, for there are no length or useless digressions.

Should you have to choose between the live or the studio version, you might want to pick the live version, because the live playing is simply awesome. But unless you want the original vinyls, you won't have to make that choice, because the Go albums have been released in Cd format in a box set, that unfortunately also include the much-inferior Go Too album of 77. Nevertheless, the choice is a no-brainer: GO for it!!!!

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