Best-of career retrospective recorded live in band's Los Angeles stronghold. Collection includes many otherwise impossible-to-locate selections which will excite the many HD loyalists.
After a decade's worth of challenging music, Indovina and Co. decided to both rethink it, rearrange it, and compile it. The result is this live album, recorded in the band's homebase of Los Angeles at the Troubadour, right before Christmas, '96. The recording was produced by Charlie Beuis, (a HD alumnus from the New Orleans days), now a major engineer/producer who has worked with artists as varied as Rod Stewart, Leonard Cohen and Dead Can Dance, and whose specialty is live remote work. This album features several previously out-of-print HD classics from the RCA period, such as "I Could be a Killer" and "Death of an Angel," alongside later favorites such as "A Million Years" and "This Tangled Web." A cover of Leonard Cohen's "Who By Fire" provides a surprise, as does the brilliant arrangement of Lou Reed's "Heroin" which closes the album.