AFTER THE FIRE Live At Greenbelt...Plus Angel Air SJPCD190 (2006)
ATF have been going on and off since the early 70s, and made a few records along the way.
This live set from 2004 features the band on good form, with a welcoming and enthusiastic audience present. The instrumental intro, with some outstanding work from pianist Peter Banks, is an excellent start. Influences from ELP and Genesis mix in well with the straight 70s rock/pop sound.
Much of the sound comes from the keyboards, the guitar is mixed pretty low in the set. Throughout the music is pretty good, but nothing too startling or exceptional.
A couple of bonus tracks and some informative sleevenotes make for the usual Angel Air top notch packaging. Will certainly please fans and a good place to start for others too.