Out West - Gomez
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  • Summary: This double-live album was recorded during a three-night stand at the Fillmore in San Francisco in early 2005.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. 80
    Captures their Tex-Mex boogie at full tilt. [Aug 2005, p.105]
  2. There may be a fan favorite or two missing from the set list, but the selections are excellent overall, and it's nice to have a sample of what they sound like live, whether you've missed them to this point or just want a great-sounding souvenir.
  3. 78
    Ambitious. [#16, p.88]
  4. This is a good collection of tracks even if the quality of the live-spin isn't quite consistent.
  5. The songs could have been chosen more wisely, especially because some significant fan favorites are absent.
  6. As a live album, Out West is a fair one.
  7. Gomez do nothing to rethink or reinvigorate their earlier recordings; in fact, when Out West's renditions are compared to the originals, the live versions sound dull and lifeless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. AshB
    Apr 6, 2006
    10
    LIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR! Gomez go nuts in this two disk live edition including some of the all time favourites like Whippin Piccadilly, Shot LIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR! Gomez go nuts in this two disk live edition including some of the all time favourites like Whippin Piccadilly, Shot Shot, Love Is Better Than a Warm Trombone and Hangover Expand
  2. AlbertoM
    Aug 4, 2005
    10
    I've always wanted to listen to Gomez live and this is superb chance, since I live in Argentina and they haven't come around yet. I've always wanted to listen to Gomez live and this is superb chance, since I live in Argentina and they haven't come around yet. "Out west" reminded me of a mid 60's or 70's band: great playing, great jamming, a freet spirit and, among anything, fabolous songs. Expand
  3. kellyw
    Aug 15, 2005
    8
    awesome
  4. matta
    Jul 29, 2005
    3
    Live are usually just crap and this is no exception.