Los Largos Inviernos wrote:They seem (and sound!) really comfortable as a power trio, but some of the finer arrangements of the songs were missed, like the intros in "Blue Diamonds" or "Scared Straight", wich I kind of didn't recognize at the start without the horns part.
I must say that I really quite like this sound. Was kinda unsure how I would like this live, without the keyboards and without Sean's vocals. But I think Eric is a good singer. And musically, I like how now the structure of the songs comes out quite well. So many of the songs have amazing bass parts and I also like how the drum parts become more of an instrument as opposed to just a rhythm track (I usually am so caught with the melody that I just take the rhythm for granted, this live setting makes me more aware how much the drum tracks add to these songs).
If I had to choose between the 4piece LW and this trio setting, I might choose this one.