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Well, “live” is frequently not as good as a studio recording from an audiophile perspective. There just isn’t the degree of control with live that there is with studio. In large part, miking isn’t as good and isolation, of the lack thereof, is a problem. Better venues and more attention to details can help immensely.
From the standpoint of someone who is an enthusiast of the artist, a quality live performance can more than compensate for any weaknesses in recording/mixing.
In the specific case of the AP title you cite, he is up against a legendary recording engineer and producer, and legendary supporting artists, i.e. The Alan Parsons Project. Vocalists like Alan Clarke, Colin Blunstone, David Pack and Gary Brooker are not going to be touring with him. Sorry for throwing shade on him as he is one of my all time favorite. I once drove from York, PA, to Denver, CO ... 24 hours of driving. Did you know that there is more than 12 hours worth of APP music? I listened to them all in chronological order. It was a blast; I sang every song.
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