- Released: February 6, 2007
- Label: Reprise / WEA
Kerrang (Magazine) - p.49
"The Used have always been a thrilling commodity in the live environment and in Bert McCracken, they have one of the most electrifying frontmen on the planet."
- 1.Take It Away
- 3.I Caught Fire
- 4.Taste of Ink
- 5.All That I've Got
- 6.Blue and Yellow
- 7.I'm a Fake
- 8.Hard to Say
- 9.Maybe Memories
A Shelflike Sleeping Space, As On A Ship, Airplane, Railroad Car, Or Tour Bus.
To Be Moved Or Swayed Powerfully With Excitement And Emotion, Either By Music, Lighting, Or Both.
The Live Performance:
Live At The PNE Forum In Vancouver, Canada On September 25, 2005.
Audio Mixers: Allan Hessler; Steve Evetts.
Recording information: The PNE Forum, Vancouver, Canada (09/25/2005).
Director: Nick Lambrou.
The Used are an amazing live band and as deserving as anyone on the screamo circuit of serious adulation (Bert McCracken is the genre's answer to Bruce Dickinson). Thus the release of another live set with video extras, BERTH, in as many studio albums, which may seem a bit excessive to some, is exactly what the band's fans want. The set dips mostly into material from their surprise Billboard Top 10 hit, IN LOVE AND DEATH, and adds three more from their debut, including "Taste of Ink," "Blue and Yellow," and "Maybe Memories." Despite the cheering crowd sounds--and the crowd certainly sounds like they are seeing a great show--the readings differ little from the studio versions. However, the set also includes live and backstage footage, making BERTH a decent souvenir for fans awaiting their next studio outing.