Relient K Releases Live Album

If you are trying to live vicariously through band livestreams and mentally visualizing concerts through the album tracks like me, then this album might be just for you.

Relient K has been systematically releasing live videos from their shows, but they also just released an amazing live album with many fan favorites. It also includes in each track’s title information about where the song was originally played, showing it was recorded at Rocketown in Nashville, TN and The Ritz in Raleigh, NC. The album was a definite treat for a longtime fan like myself, and it allowed me to relive some great live music moments.

You can find the album on any of your desired platforms here. They also have a vinyl for sale over at http://www.smlxlvinyl.com.
The track listing is:

  1. Forget and Not Slow Down (Live at Rocketown, Nashville, TN – 10/11/09)
  2. The One I’m Waiting For (Live at Rocketown, Nashville, TN – 10/11/09) 
  3. I Don’t Need a Soul (Live at Rocketown, Nashville, TN – 10/11/09) 
  4. The Thief (Live at Rocketown, Nashville, TN – 10/11/09) 
  5. Be My Escape (Live at Rocketown, Nashville, TN – 10/11/09) 
  6. Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been (Live at Rocketown, Nashville, TN – 10/11/09) 
  7. Bummin’ (Live at The Ritz, Raleigh, NC – 10/29/16) 
  8. High of 75 (Live at The Ritz, Raleigh, NC – 10/29/16) 
  9. Don’t Blink (Live at The Ritz, Raleigh, NC – 10/29/16) 
  10. Runnin’ (Live at The Ritz, Raleigh, NC – 10/29/16) 
  11. Sahara (Live at The Ritz, Raleigh, NC – 10/29/16) 
  12. Air for Free (Live at The Ritz, Raleigh, NC – 10/29/16) 
  13. Mrs. Hippopotamuses (Live at The Ritz, Raleigh, NC – 10/29/16) 
  14. Mood Rings (Live at The Ritz, Raleigh, NC – 10/29/16) 
  15. Deathbed (Live at The Ritz, Raleigh, NC – 10/29/16) [feat. Jon Foreman]

Matt Thiessen’s live vocals sound just like they are on the album. There is not a bad track on the album, and it gives me major throwback feels. I also really enjoy where you can clearly hear the crowd singing earnestly with the band. If you have ever been to a Relient K show, that is my favorite thing: everyone there knows every single line to every song. It really makes it a community experience, and this album brings a piece of that live music experience home.

This album is almost like a greatest hits live version. The closing track, “Deathbed” with Jon Foreman doing guest vocals from their tour together, was icing on the cake.

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