Magnum fans rejoice: 'Wings Of Heaven Live' is a fantastic representation of what we already know: Magnum is best heard live. The band is at their finest on this disc. Bob Cately is simply fantastic: clear, crisp and in fine form. As for the rest of the band: wonderful and stunning. Sure, the production is a little muddy seeming to focus on Catley's vocals and then next the guitar work. The backup vocals are disturbingly dry. But this is a great live album. More like 'the best of the best,' Magnum rises to the occasion and thrills an appreciative audience. I especially enjoyed 'How Far Jerusalem,' 'When We Were Younger,' 'Dragons Are Real,' where Catley pumps up the crowd, 'All England's Eyes,' and the almost classic 'Days Of No Trust'.
Good live albums are hard to come by these days . Do not compare 'Wings Of Heaven' to the classics like Thin Lizzy or UFO. Still, this is great music and better than the sterile environment of the studio. Magnum excels with enthusiasm and power on this live work. Very recommended, especially for Magnum fans.
- Craig Hartranft
This is simply a great live effort from English melodic hard rockers Magnum. Fans will be pleased with this exceptional effort. I enjoyed it from beginning to end: I believed I was there.
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