Originally posted by Si_W:
Originally posted by MickF:
Amazingly their first full-length concert on any format!
I can't help thinking about the past,though,and the wasted opportunities in their hey-day.
But that was then,and this is now.
Monument was a major let-down really when you compare it to it's neaest rival in Japan's Oil On Canvas. In fairness I can't remember any live albums by other bands during this time, although I guess I could have missed them.

The one thing that really showcases the Monument album and in turn Ultravox as a live powerhouse was the live version of The Voice which still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up when Midge yells 'our support band, Messengers!' and then takes me to another plane when the synchronised drumming begins. For me, this is the best live track ever, bar none. [/b]
Yes, i totally agree!
Although the drum sequence on the last tour was not as dynamic in my view,as it was played on acoustic drums,not the old Simmons electronic pads.
And yes, 'Live albums/videos' were not the fashion,by and large in the 80's - a great shame that so much history was lost.But i believe there was a reason Chrysalis at the time didn't want to do it.
However, all the previously unreleased 'live stuff'on the recent remasters has been like a gift from god.An indication "what might have been".