The Chameleons - Live at the Academy (Disc 1)
The Chameleons - Live at the Academy (Disc 2)
Christ, even this has fallen out-of-print now, too. This set of material was recorded in Manchester in 2002 or thereabouts during their brief reunion and it's a very solid performance all around. Only "Monkeyland" and "Up the Down Escalator" sound a bit lackluster in execution, but luckily there are some stunning run-throughs of songs like "A Person Isn't Safe Anywhere These Days", "Second Skin", "Caution" and "Swamp Thing" to make up for it. According to the liner notes, the neck of Reg's guitar broke and went flying into the audience during "Soul in Isolation", so to make up for that omission the band included three semi-acoustic numbers (recorded in Münster, Germany in 2001) at the end of the second disc. Pity that most bands can't sound this good twenty years after their initial heyday.
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