Megadeth ‎– Live Trax

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Capitol Records ‎– TOCP-50355
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℗© 1997 Capitol Records Inc.
STEREO · Made In Japan
Reckoning Day contains a Hidden Track "Peace Sells" after 04:26.
Japanese tour souvenir, a limited edition mini-album featuring six live tracks:
'Tornado Of Souls' & 'À Tout Le Monde' recorded at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles on February 25, 1997.
'Reckoning Day', 'Angry Again', 'Use The Man' and 'She-Wolf' recorded in Phoenix at Mesa Amphitheatreon on June 13, 1997.

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  • Barcode: 4 988006 735958
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L153
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 1): iƒpi 2883
  • Mould SID Code (Variation 2): IFPI 2879
  • Matrix / Runout: TOCP-50355 1 A1
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 2898

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martindavey87

martindavey87

April 10, 2018

Megadeth's 'Live Trax' is an EP released exclusively in Japan in 1997, and it's a fairly mundane affair which I'm not going to dwell on for too long.

The sound is alright, although Megadeth have never really had such a great live sound, and it certainly doesn't convey well in these recordings, which are taken from dates in 1995 and 1997. Dave Mustaine's voice could be considered an acquired taste at the best of times, but he certainly struggles in a live setting, even in his younger days, as is evident here.

There's six actual tracks, although there's technically seven songs, as 'Reckoning Day' also has 'Peace Sells' tacked on afterwards. The song choices are fine, consisting of tracks like 'Angry Again', 'Tornado of Souls' and 'A Tout le Monde', and the musicianship is of a high standard, especially as this is the "classic" line up featuring Marty Friedman on guitars and Nick Menza on drums. However, to tell the truth, there's just nothing remarkable about these recordings.

Maybe I'm just taking the idea of these types of EP's too seriously, but this is a pretty forgettable release. It's nothing special, and other than some cool imagery (the look of the CD certainly fits in well with that era of the band's music), this is only worth getting hold of if you're a huge fan.
TheAbsorbant

TheAbsorbant

May 27, 2015
Not a bad live CD, but if you were hoping for another Megadeth HDCD (apart from the original "Cryptic Writings" CD), you'll be disappointed. Neither Windows Media Player nor my HDCD compatible Oppo blu-ray is reading an HDCD flag on this CD.