Live on the Double Planet

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Live on the Double Planet
Live On The Double Planet.jpg
Live album by
Released1987
RecordedJuly 1986-May 1987
GenreNew-age, world
Length43:56
LabelWindham Hill
ProducerMichael Hedges
Michael Hedges chronology
Watching My Life Go By
(1985)
Live on the Double Planet
(1987)
Taproot
(1990)

Live on the Double Planet is a live recording by guitarist Michael Hedges released on the Windham Hill label.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars [1]

Music critic Jason Anderson, writing for Allmusic, wrote of the album "Throughout this wide-ranging effort, Hedges' incredible right hand keeps perfect time in its role as sole accompaniment for the musician's vocal work and simultaneous soloing... Too passionate to simply file under new age, Hedges displays all his originality and fiery musicianship on this first-rate live offering."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Michael Hedges except as noted.

  1. "All Along the Watchtower" (Bob Dylan) – 2:59
  2. "Because It's There" – 3:13
  3. "Silent Anticipations" – 3:01
  4. "Ready or Not" – 3:52
  5. "A Love Bizarre" (Prince) – 4:30
  6. "Breakfast in the Field" – 2:17
  7. "Rikki's Shuffle" – 3:09
  8. "Woman of the World" – 4:28
  9. "The Double Planet" – 3:23
  10. "The Funky Avocado" – 3:20
  11. "Come Together" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 5:10
  12. "Two Days Old" – 4:34

"The Funky Avocado" features a brief interpolation of The Rolling Stones' "Miss You". Hedges alludes to this in the introduction of the song, by telling the audience that it will feature a brief "disco" section.

Personnel[edit]

  • Michael Hedges – guitar, vocals
  • Michael Manring – fretless bass guitar on 7.

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Michael Hedges
  • Engineered by Harry Andronis, David Bianco, Hilleary Burgess
  • Mastered by Bernie Grundman

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anderson, Jason. "Live on the Double Planet > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved January 14, 2017.