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Live Album is Grand Funk Railroad's first live album, and was released in November 1970 by Capitol Records. It was produced by Terry Knight. This release went RIAA Gold almost immediately, and earned GFR their fourth Gold Record Award in just one year. The raw energy of these live performances was captured without the use of any re-mixing, over-dubs or enhanced audio engineering. This "direct recording" method leaves a bit to be desired from a technical standpoint, but showcases the band in a live environment and never lets up in its effort to convey GFR's raw power as well as a sense of "being there" at a Grand Funk event.
The album's gatefold cover depicts a photograph of the band at the Atlanta International Pop Festival in July 1970, but none of the music was actually recorded there. The album was recorded at several Florida venues during June 1970.
Either you love or you hate it. Live Album by Grand Funk Railroad was a smash when released and those who loved it played it to death. A hard rock phenomenon of the waning days of the Sixties, Grand Funk proved over and over that they were the live performing act of the time, and this album is a testament to their in-concert power.
All songs by Mark Farner, except where noted.
01."Introduction" - 2:26
02."Are You Ready" - 3:38
03."Paranoid" - 7:19
04."In Need" - 10:58
05."Heartbreaker" - 7:10
06."Words of Wisdom" - 0:52
07."Mean Mistreater" - 4:53
08."Mark Says Alright" (Farner, Don Brewer, Mel Schacher) - 5:13
09."T.N.U.C." - 10:54
10."Inside Looking Out" (John Lomax, Alan Lomax, Eric Burdon, Bryan "Chas" Chandler) - 13:43
11."Into the Sun" - 11:26