tranemonk Posted February 2 Report Share Posted February 2 I was listening to WBGO this morning and a live version of "Spain" was playing. I remembered how much I liked RTF and I'm trying to understand something. I went back into my digital collection (a f'ing mess that I have to get better organized) and found a 3cd version of this set. I also did some digging and there's a 2cd version. https://www.allmusic.com/album/live-complete-concert-mw0000279016 I also saw a reference to the 3cd version here.... https://www.allmusic.com/album/the-complete-columbia-albums-collection-mw0002254159 which says in part... "The last three discs in this collection are made up of Return to Forever's Live: The Complete Concert, with the same basic lineup as Musicmagic. This live album had a checkered release history in the United States. It initially appeared as a single LP simply called Live -- single because it had been edited down from the two-and-a-half-hour concert. Two years later, in 1979, it was issued as a four-album set, unedited. On compact disc, it first appeared as a two-disc set that deleted all of the spoken intros and dialogue, and featured the LP-edited versions of "The Musician" and "So Long Mickey Mouse." In Japan, the complete concert was released as a triple-disc set, and it is that version which appears here. For this reason alone, it may be worth the entire purchase price for Return to Forever's America and European fans who didn't set out the big money for the Japanese version." Which one is the most accurate? Which one has better sound? I'm so confused. I'm trying to track down the best, most complete version (if that's not the one I have)... Thanks. I'm thinking that these have mediocre sound at best. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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