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  • Live: Coast to Coast/Overture and Beginners [Mercury, 1973] C-

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Live: Coast to Coast/Overture and Beginners [Mercury, 1973]
I mention this only because it's even worse than most live albums. On the studio versions of these songs, the sloppiness is a fringe benefit, but this is so raggedy it falls apart. Do you really want to spend five bucks for a tacky guitar solo and a second-rate rendition of "Jealous Guy"? C-