Live and Let Live (Twelfth Night album)

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Live and Let Live
Twelfth Night live and let live.jpg
Live album by
Released27 January 1984 (1984-01-27)
RecordedThe Marquee Club, London, England, 4–5 November 1983
GenreNeo-progressive rock
Length50:10
LabelMusic for Nations
ProducerTwelfth Night, Andy MacPherson
Twelfth Night chronology
Fact and Fiction
(1982)
Live and Let Live
(1984)
Art and Illusion
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Kerrang!(mixed)[1]

Live and Let Live is a live album released by the British neo-progressive band Twelfth Night in 1984.

Details[edit]

The album was recorded on 4–5 November 1983 at Geoff Mann's last dates as a member of the band. Earlier in the year, Geoff had announced his wish to leave the band and this album marked his departure.

Both shows were also filmed to a single camera and may see release eventually.

Before there was a deal with Music for Nations to release this album, it was going to be on the band's own label, Twelfth Night Records, catalog number TN-007. Because of that catalog number, the band wanted to have the title of the album to refer to a James Bond title, and Live and Let Live was chosen.

Songs Performed[edit]

The complete set list for both nights was "The Ceiling Speaks", "Human Being", "The End of the Endless Majority", "We Are Sane", "Deep in the Heartland", "Fact and Fiction", "The Poet Sniffs a Flower", "The Collector", "Afghan Red" and "Sequences". Encores: "Creepshow", "Art and Illusion", "East of Eden", "Aspidentropy" and "Love Song".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Twelfth Night

  1. "The Ceiling Speaks" (8:26) recorded 4 November 1983
  2. "The End of the Endless Majority" (3:18) recorded 5 November 1983 (soundcheck)
  3. "We Are Sane" (12:04) recorded 4 November 1983 (intro) and 5 November 1983
  4. "Fact and Fiction" (5:27) recorded 5 November 1983
  5. "The Poet Sniffs a Flower" (4:03) recorded 5 November 1983
  6. "Sequences" (17:14) recorded 5 November 1983

First Reissue[edit]

The album was re-released for the first time on CD in 1993 by the now defunct Dutch label SI Music. Three bonus tracks were added for the CD: "The Creepshow", "East of Eden" and "Love Song". "East of Eden" was played as a medley with "Art and Illusion", but the latter track was edited from the running list for the reissue.

Tracks as above, with three bonus tracks:

  1. "Creepshow" (12:06) recorded 5 November 1983
  2. "East of Eden" (5:14) recorded 5 November 1983
  3. "Love Song" (8:29) recorded 5 November 1983

Second Reissue[edit]

The album was re-released for the second time in 2012 recreating the entire show from diverse sources.

Disc 1

  1. "The Ceiling Speaks" (8:17) recorded 4 November 1983, first released on the original Live and Let Live vinyl album in 1984
  2. "Human Being" (7:54) recorded 4 November 1983, previously unreleased
  3. "The End of the Endless Majority" (3:18) recorded at the soundcheck on 5 November 1983, previously unreleased remix, first released on the original Live and Let Live vinyl album in 1984
  4. "We Are Sane" (12:01) recorded 4 November 1983, first released on the original Live and Let Live vinyl album in 1984
  5. "Deep in the Heartland" (4:28) recorded at the soundcheck on 5 November 1983, previously unreleased
  6. "Fact and Fiction" (5:26) recorded 5 November 1983, first released on the original Live and Let Live vinyl album in 1984
  7. "The Poet Sniffs a Flower" (4:09) recorded 5 November 1983, first released on the original Live and Let Live vinyl album in 1984
  8. "The Collector" (19:42) recorded 27 October 1983, previously unreleased

Disc 2

  1. "Afghan Red" (11:00) recorded 4 November 1983, previously unreleased
  2. "Sequences" (17:16) recorded 5 November 1983, first released on the original Live and Let Live vinyl album in 1984
  3. "Creepshow" (12:27) recorded 5 November 1983, first released on the CD reissue of Live and Let Live in 1996
  4. "Art and Illusion" (4:03) recorded 5 November 1983, first released on the CD reissue of Live and Let Live in 1996
  5. "East of Eden" (5:21) recorded 5 November 1983, first released on Geoff Mann’s Recorded Delivery CD in 2003
  6. "Aspidentropy" (9:51) recorded 5 November 1983, first released on the CD reissue of Live and Let Live in 1996
  7. "Love Song" (8:37) recorded 5 November 1983, first released on Geoff Mann’s Recorded Delivery CD in 2003

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Welch, Chris (23 February 1984). "Twelfth Night 'Live and Let Live'". Kerrang!. 62. London, UK: Spotlight Publications Ltd. p. 45. |access-date= requires |url= (help)