Live (Built to Spill album)

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Live
Live album by
ReleasedApril 18, 2000
GenreRock
Length71:43
LabelWarner Bros.
ProducerPhil Ek
Built to Spill chronology
Keep It Like a Secret
(1999)
Live
(2000)
Ancient Melodies of the Future
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
The Austin Chronicle3.5/4 stars[2]
Dayton Daily NewsA[3]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[4]
NME8/10[5]
Pitchfork7.6/10[6]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[7]
Times Colonist4/5 stars[8]
The Village VoiceA–[9]

Live is an album of live recordings made by indie rock band Built to Spill on the band's Keep It Like a Secret tour in 1999. At the time the album was recorded, the band consisted of singer/guitarist Doug Martsch, guitarists Brett Netson, Jim Roth, bassist Brett Nelson, and drummer Scott Plouf. Live was released on the Warner Bros. label on April 18, 2000.[10]

The model featured on the cover is Jeremy Atkins, a musician and an executive with Dark Horse Comics.[11]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Plan" – 4:54
  2. "Randy Described Eternity" – 3:55
  3. "Stop the Show" – 4:15
  4. "Virginia Reel Around the Fountain" (Halo Benders) – 7:00
  5. "Cortez the Killer" (written by Neil Young) – 20:30
  6. "Car" – 3:07
  7. "Singing Sores Make Perfect Swords" (Love as Laughter) – 3:33
  8. "I Would Hurt a Fly" – 5:24
  9. "Broken Chairs" – 19:05

Double-LP version[edit]

As a part of Built to Spill's contract with Warner Bros. Records, all of their Warner Bros. releases were released on vinyl LP by the band's former label, Up Records. Two studio tracks, "Forget Remember When" and "Now and Then," are included as bonus tracks on the Up double-LP version. These tracks had been previously released as part of the Carry the Zero CD single/EP.

The track listing for this version is:

Side One:

  1. "The Plan" – 4:54
  2. "Randy Described Eternity" – 3:55
  3. "Stop the Show" – 4:15
  4. "Virginia Reel Around the Fountain" – 7:00

Side Two:

  1. "Cortez the Killer" – (20:30)

Side Three:

  1. "Car" – 3:07
  2. "Singing Sores Make Perfect Swords" – 3:33
  3. "I Would Hurt a Fly" – 5:24
  4. "Forget Remember When" – 4:23
  5. "Now and Then" – 5:24

Side Four:

  1. "Broken Chairs" – 19:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Live - Built to Spill". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-05-29.
  2. ^ Hess, Christopher (2000-06-02). "Built to Spill Live (Warner Bros.)". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2018-05-29.
  3. ^ Rollins, Ron (2000-05-05). "Recordings on Review". Dayton Daily News.
  4. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. ISBN 9780857125958.
  5. ^ "Live". NME. 2000-05-10. Archived from the original on 2010-03-08.
  6. ^ DiCrescenzo, Brent (2000-04-18). "Built to Spill: Live Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2018-05-29.
  7. ^ Chonin, Neva (2004-04-28). "Live". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018-05-29.
  8. ^ Curfman, Shannon (2000-05-02). "CD Reviews". Times Colonist.
  9. ^ Christgau, Robert (2001-01-23). "Dub for Dummies". The Village Voice.
  10. ^ "Live Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Dark Horse announces promotion of Jeremy Atkins to Director of Publicity" (Press release). Dark Horse Records. 19 March 2007. Retrieved 5 May 2017.