Live In Hyde Park review by Red Hot Chili Peppers

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  • Released: Aug 3, 2004
  • Sound: 10
  • Lyrics: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 9.6 (44 votes)
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Live In Hyde Park
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Sound — 10
The sound on this album is really amazing. I went to see the Chilis live in Dublin in June and this album really captures that raw live chemistry those four guys have together and with the audience. There is no doubt about the fact that this band are musically talented and everyone really must see them live to fully appreciate their ability. They have to be the best live band in the world and if you want a piece of the magic I, and the other 119,999 people got in Dublin that night you really should buy this. The set is more or less the same as it was at the Dublin gig.

Lyrics — 10
Anthony's singing has always been criticised, but he shines on this album. Of course, he gets a bit tired and becomes a little shaky on some of the higher notes of the softer songs, but it's a live album - who wouldn't get tired? They play all the classics (well, most) - Californication, Under The Bridge, Give It Away, Zephyr Song ect. Then they play some stuff that they haven't played live in a while - Around The World, Don't Forget Me, Parallel Universe - stuff like that. Then there's John's balls-being-yanked rendition of 'I Feel Love' where he shows off his amazing vocal range. And two other covers. Then two cracking new songs-Leverage Of Space and Rolling Sly Stone and if Rolling Sly Stone is not on the next album, Ill cry! It's absolutely amazing with the coolest bassline ever!

Overall Impression — 10
If you managed to catch the Chilis live this summer, you should buy this album now. If you didn't, you should buy this album now. If you're a hardcore Chilis fan, you should buy this album. If you're not sure about them, you should buy this album. If you don't like them, you should buy this album. Best songs for me: Rolling Sly Stone, Under The Bridge, Fortune Faded, Can't Stop, Brandy (cover) and did I say Rolling Sly Stone! (just empahasising it's brilliance). Then there's the mini jams between Flea and John between songs and Chad's cool drum medley. This band is the best in the world and if you buy this, you'll understand why people love them so much!

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