Published on December 6th, 2019 | by Justin G.
Tyketto: Strength In Numbers Live (Frontiers, 2019)
Oh hey, another Tyketto live album. At this point Tyketto has as many live releases as they do studio albums, but this one is pretty special. As you might have guessed from the title, the band’s last tour saw them playing the full Strength In Numbers album to celebrate its 25th anniversary. It was a fantastic album (that is still in dire need of a reissue), and any reason to revisit those songs is a good one.
On Strength In Numbers Live, Tyketto does indeed perform the whole 1994 Strength In Numbers album, even the Japanese bonus track “Wait Forever.” They don’t play it in order, but you hardly notice because the band is so tight and seems to be having a great time. That and the songs are just that good. Strength In Numbers will always come second to Don’t Come Easy, but listening to this set it sounds like a “best of Tyketto” set with plenty of “oh man, this song is so great” moments. Danny Vaughn sounds as amazing as you’d expect, and delivers just enough between-songs banter to keep the crowd (and those of us listening now) quite engaged.
The only gripe you could possibly have about Strength In Numbers Live is the lack of a DVD or Blu-Ray option. Otherwise this is arguably the best Tyketto live album to date, showcasing a band in top form, an enthusiastc crowd and an overall experience that makes you feel like you’re part of the crowd. This is a must-have for die-hard Tyketto fans.
Summary: Probably the best Tyketto live album to date