Long running Danish rockers Pretty Maids celebrate their 30th anniversary in grand style with their first audio and visual concert experience. It Comes Alive will be released as CD and DVD package, from a concert filmed in Pratteln, Switzerland (ergo the subtitle 'Maid in Switzerland').
Fundamentally, at it's very best a live album, should have certain elements: a selection of the band's best material, including fan favorites, an enthusiastic band performance, a raw concert feel, and notable fan interaction. Yet in today's world of autotuning, digital recording, and studio overdubs, sometimes a live album can sound like a studio album with audience participation carefully folded in. With It Comes Alive you're getting more of the former.
Fans will appreciated the selection of songs, as the Maids offer a cross section from rockers to ballads. They tap their seminal album Red Hot and Heavy for several tracks including the title track, Back to Back, and a personal favorite, Queen of Dreams. Other top picks include Savage Heart, Future World, and Hell on High Heels. Ronnie Atkins does his best to keep the audience involved throughout. It's interesting, when Atkins is speaking to the crowd, though he does not sing like him, he's sounds alot like David Coverdale.
It Comes Alive captures Pretty Maids in their element, playing live, loud, and enthusiastically, before a house of appreciative fans, and the album is certainly one for the fans. I'm looking forward to the DVD. Recommended.
It Comes Alive captures Pretty Maids in their element, playing live, loud, and enthusiastically, before a house of appreciative fans, and the album is certainly one for the fans. I'm looking forward to the DVD.
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