Getting Away With It... Live Image
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  • Summary: This double-disc live album was recorded on the band's farewell tour in Manchester in 2001. Among the 22 tracks are most of the group's hits, including "Sit Down," "Laid," and "Born of Frustration."
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Throughout there is a warm, unguarded, generous spirit.
  2. 80
    One of the crispest and coziest (and, at 21 tracks, one of the most generous) live recordings in recent memory.
  3. Highly charged without being mawkish. [July 2002, p.115]
  4. James' musical prowess on the anthemic "Born of Frustration" and 11-minute sonic storm of "Sound" are great representations of what made them a brilliant pop band in the first place.
  5. 40
    The sing-along antics of the home crowd can be a little irritating. [Aug 2002, p.107]
  6. 40
    Even Booth's uncanny vocal resemblance to Bono isn't enough to keep this overlong set interesting. [#10, p.118]
  7. James' big thing was anthems, and here they do every single anthem they ever thought of. The crowd think it's brilliant, and they cheer when Tim Booth talks about God. The crowd are plainly mad.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. stevew
    Jan 7, 2006
    10
    Chill envoking lyrics coupled with outstanding rythms make for an extremely enjoyable ride, James went out with a bang in this concert a must Chill envoking lyrics coupled with outstanding rythms make for an extremely enjoyable ride, James went out with a bang in this concert a must have for anyone spiritual Expand
  2. charlesh.
    Jun 30, 2007
    10
    best so far by the band. great to see them back