Here is Twelfth Night delivering a special event in their history: "Live and Let Live" brings performances from the two gigs scheduled to signal the departure of frontman/lyricist/lead actor/Grand Court Jester Geoff Mann. It is a pity that it had to happen at that time, since the existence of such strong material still left unrecorded (the rockers 'Art and Illusion' and 'Deep in the Heartland', the neo gem 'The ceiling Speaks', and the monster epic 'The Collector' that should become TN's absolute peak) was pointing at a magnificent follow-up to the iconic album "Fact and Fiction". But no, this was Mann's farewell to his bandmates Revell, Mitten, Battersby and Devoil (that is, until the functional brief reunion of this classic quintet for the long overdue studio rendition of 'The Collector' and some other stuff to be included in "Collector's Item"), and so the spirit of emotion and the gods of energy combine in these amazing performances.
Before Geoff Mann came to ignite his magical charm into this band, Twelfth Night released a wonderful live album from the Target Club in 1981 with focus on instrumental prowess. Basically at this time in their existence Twelfth Night's sound most revolved around the spacey echoplex guitar work of Andy Revell and the keyboard laden drawls of Rich Battersby. Considering the era of this recording the sound is quite good with little audience noise (except for in between songs). The recording was lifted from a vinyl album as a source as if you listen carefully you can make out the odd pop and tick, but in no way should interfere with your love for this album.