Live from the 1999 Jeopardy Maze US tour and originally released in 2000 on Trisol in Europe. This is the Two Gods label remastered reissue.
Review from Legends magazine. USA. 2000
Opening with the melancholic viola from Prelude, Attrition quickly shifts gears into the live version of Acid Tongue. The song’s viola intro segues well and alludes to Attrition’s well thought out live performances.
This is the first chance many fans have to hear Attrition’s new vocalist. Julia Waller has meandered off, to be replaced with Christine Reid. It’s a change. It’s not the same band. Julia’s disaffected, angelic voice has been replaced with a sultry street smart wail and whisper.
The live version of Acid Tongue seems more straight ahead, more electro. I was thinking the majority of the live versions would lend themselves to the same treatment, but Atomizer actually sounds remarkably similar to the album version.
The Second Hand actually sounds much different. Slower, perhaps, and we finally get to hear Christine really color a song. Her wails lend the song more despair, while on I Am she sounds more stately.
In a couple of places, the updated performances add intriguing new touches to Attrition’s music. Their classic, Lip Sync, sounds like it could have come off of their last album, The Jeopardy Maze. The Mercy Machine invokes the same effect. Maybe he’s using a new keyboard?
Attrition encore with their all-time favorite track, A Girl Called Harmony…
Overall, a valuable record of Attrition’s live sound. .