Y&T – Yesterday & Today Live (reissue)

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Except when featuring new material or songs never recorded into the studio, some ‘Live’ albums are a bit obvious. However in Rock history has been live recordings which largely surpassed the original versions and became classics. In the case of Y&T isn’t the former, but their “Yesterday & Today Live” is pretty closer to the latter.
Indeed, “Yesterday & Today Live”, released by Metal Blade Records, captures Dave Meniketti & Co. at the peak of their game, a well-oiled line up which sounds incredible.
Recorded at San Jose Cabaret, December 29 / 31, 1990, Y&T performs here not only like if it was the last day of the year, but the last day of the world.

The show presents the bands “final” roster of Dave Meniketti, Phil Kennemore, Stef Burns and Jimmy DeGrasso as they tour the world one last time and support their album “Ten” together before choosing to call it a day.
The band’s original fan base knows full well how the group was once rounded out by Leonard Haze on drums and Joey Alves on guitar, but those members had been replaced for a few years by DeGrasso and Burns who really do a commendable job, making Y&T sounding updated to times.

“Yesterday & Today Live” paints a most impressive picture of Y&T, without a doubt one the greatest American hard rock bands from the ’80s. Enthusiasts of the genre who never saw Y&T live will wish they had after hearing this excellent album, which brilliantly captures the Bay Area headbangers’ vitality.
Turning its attention to material from the 1970s and 1980s, Y&T is in great form on gems that range from “Black Tiger,” “Beautiful Dreamer,” and “Winds of Change”, to “Hurricane,” “Midnight in Tokyo,” and “I’ll Cry.”

”Yesterday & Today Live” is as melodic as it is forceful. Classic hard rock with a lot of melody that aficionados should make a point of obtaining this album, which is without a dull moment.
Highly Recommended


01 – Mean Streak
02 – Hurricane
03 – Don’t Stop Runnin’
04 – Struck Down
05 – Winds Of Change
06 – Black Tiger
07 – Midnight In Tokyo
08 – Beautiful Dreamer
09 – Hard Times
10 – I’ll Cry
11 – I Believe In You
12 – Squeeze
13 – Forever

Lead Vocals, Lead Guitar – Dave Meniketti
Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Stef Burns
Bass, Vocals – Phil Kennemore
Drums – Jimmy DeGrasso



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