The thing is that, to me, Live will always be Ed Kowalczyk much like Pearl Jam will always be Eddie Vedder, Stone Temple Pilots will always be Scott Weiland and Soundgarden will always be Chris Cornell. You can strip him of his name, but the sound remains the same.
So to see this as another Live album, which I do, it just makes me happy. He doesn’t seem to repeat himself at all, but also doesn’t stray too far from what made me like Live to begin with. And let’s face it; I would listen to Ed Kowalczyk sing nursery rhymes if he did so in his own style.
Yes, 2013 really is the Year of Music, as another one of my old favorites releases a genuinely appealing and heartfelt album.