Personnel: Frankie Beverly (vocals, keyboards), Ron Smith (guitars), Sam Porter, Philip Woo (keyboards), Robin Duhe (bass), Billy "Shoes" Johnson (drums), Roame Lowry, McKinley Williams (percussion, background vocals).
Recorded live at the Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana; Automatt Recording Studio, San Francisco, California.
All songs written by Frankie Beverly.
This is an abridged version of the LP.
A superb live album, one of the finest soul/funk concert dates ever released. Frankie Beverly and Maze managed to capture on this two-album set the energy, spontaneity, and nonstop excitement of their concerts, which have always been among the finest on the R&B/soul/funk circuit. The set functioned as both a greatest hits work and a wonderful introduction to people who'd never seen their live show. The album version of "Joy and Pain" became an international hit, and led to other singles being pulled and re-released in extended versions. ~ Ron Wynn