Vera : In May 2017 we reviewed the live registration ’Awaken The Guardian Live’, but – as the title suggests – this happened to be a retro thing with a previous line-up playing an older album. Now we have current recordings with ‘Live Over Europe’, with a length of 138 minutes, however without visuals on DVD.
This live album was recorded during the touring for the most recent album ’Theories Of Flight’ on several locations in Europe in January 2018. The line-up is made up of vocalist Ray Alder, guitarist Jim Matheos, bassist Joey Vera, guitarist Mike Abdow and drummer Bobby Jarzombek. The whole collection of 23 songs was mixed by Jens Bogren and mastered by Tony Lindgren at the famous Fascination Street Studios. Thus everything alright with the sound and you might consider this double album as a sure-fire anthology if you do not have that much albums of Fates Warning in your collection. So now they already have two live albums, while I remember the time that they did not make it to come over to Europe time after time in the nineties.