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A snapshot of who Tesla are now and I for one am super grateful they are still with us and this is a "very nice to have" item.

It's thirty years since the release of Tesla's debut platinum selling album 'Mechanical Resonance' and this live album recorded in Salt Lake City contains every track from the original album performed live, alongside a bonus track 'Save That Goodness' produced by Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen who is producing Tesla's forthcoming ninth studio album. It's released to coincide with Tesla's support of Def Leppard on their summer US tour.

What is refreshing is that the band have stuck to the brief and given us their experience live in the raw so this is not an overdubbed studio creation with applause boosted at the beginning and the end, but a true reflection of what is like to hear Tesla now out in the field. Consequently, the vocals are not always perfect and it's sometimes a smidgen slower than the original recording. However, the guitar playing is excellent as ever and Jeff Keith's distinctive and unique tones are there in all their glory.

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Bonus studio track '...Goodness' is a decent slice of seventies Southern Rock where Keith is in fine voice, with a sing-along chorus, harmonies, Falsetto, a slight Gospel sound and a nice little guitar solo.

'Mechanical Resonance' is one of my favourite albums ever and, truth be told, this version won't be substituting my playing of the original opus. But the original is a true monster and perfect in every way. This recording is not a re-release, it's a snapshot of who Tesla are now and I for one am super grateful they are still with us and this is a "very nice to have" item.

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