Swallow This Live

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Swallow This Live
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Live album by
ReleasedNovember 12, 1991
Recorded1991
Genre Glam metal
Length59:37 (Disc 1)
55:32 (Disc 2)
Label EMI Music, Capitol Records
Producer Poison
Poison chronology
Flesh & Blood
(1990)
Swallow This Live
(1991)
Native Tongue
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Swallow This Live is the first live album by American glam metal band Poison. It was released in 1991 through Capitol Records. The album peaked at number 51 on The Billboard 200, [2] at number 42 on the Cash Box charts [3] and was certified Gold in 2001 by the RIAA. [4]

Contents

Production and marketing

The album features 16 live tracks from Poison's first 3 studio albums Look What the Cat Dragged In, Open Up and Say...Ahh! and Flesh & Blood, and was recorded in Miami, Orlando, and Tampa, Florida during the band's Flesh & Blood world tour. It also contains four new studio tracks, which were the last recorded before guitarist C.C. DeVille departed from the band later that year. One track, So Tell Me Why, was released as a single and reached number 25 in the United Kingdom in November 1991 [5] and features a music video. "Guitar Solo" was named the worst guitar solo ever by Guitar World magazine in 2004. [6]

Track listing

Disc 1

  1. "Intro" (1:20)
  2. "Look What the Cat Dragged In" (3:36)
  3. "Look But You Can't Touch" (4:05)
  4. "Let It Play" (4:31)
  5. "Good Love" (3:52)
  6. "Life Goes On" (6:12)
  7. "Ride the Wind" (4:11)
  8. "I Want Action" (4:58)
  9. "Drum Solo" (8:21)
  10. "Something to Believe In" (6:15)
  11. "Poor Boy Blues" (8:19)
  12. "Unskinny Bop" (3:57)

Disc 2

  1. "Love on the Rocks" (4:27)
  2. "Guitar Solo" (11:03)
  3. "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" (4:27)
  4. "Fallen Angel" (4:48)
  5. "Your Mama Don't Dance" (3:12)
  6. "Nothin' But a Good Time" (7:43)
  7. "Talk Dirty to Me" (5:52)
  8. "So Tell Me Why" [New Studio Track] (3:23)
  9. "Souls on Fire" [New Studio Track] (3:19)
  10. "Only Time Will Tell" [New Studio Track] (4:00)
  11. "No More Lookin' Back (Poison Jazz)" [New Studio Track] (3:19)

UK Single Disc Edition

The UK single disc version contained a cut down track listing that lost the guitar and drum solos and the tracks "Let It Play", "Life Goes On", "Ride the Wind", and "Love on the Rocks".

  1. "Intro"
  2. "Look What the Cat Dragged In"
  3. "Look But You Can't Touch"
  4. "Good Love"
  5. "I Want Action"
  6. "Something to Believe In"
  7. "Poor Boy Blues"
  8. "Unskinny Bop"
  9. "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
  10. "Fallen Angel"
  11. "Your Mama Don't Dance"
  12. "Nothin' But a Good Time"
  13. "Talk Dirty to Me"
  14. "So Tell Me Why" [New Studio Track]
  15. "Souls on Fire" [New Studio Track]
  16. "Only Time Will Tell" [New Studio Track]
  17. "No More Lookin' Back (Poison Jazz)" [New Studio Track]

2004 Remastered Single-Disc Edition

Capitol Records released a digitally remastered edition of Swallow This Live in a single-disc format on June 1, 2004. Aside from the bonus studio tracks, this release is missing "Poor Boy Blues," the drum solo, and the guitar solo (although part of the guitar solo was included in the first 3 12 minutes of "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"; the main song starts at 4:47). In addition, much of the profanity from the original release has been edited out and the track listing was slightly altered to have "Thorn" as the last song on the disc.

  1. "Intro"
  2. "Look What the Cat Dragged In"
  3. "Look But You Can't Touch"
  4. "Let It Play"
  5. "Good Love"
  6. "Life Goes On"
  7. "Ride the Wind"
  8. "I Want Action"
  9. "Unskinny Bop"
  10. "Something to Believe In"
  11. "Love on the Rocks"
  12. "Fallen Angel"
  13. "Your Momma Don't Dance"
  14. "Nothin' But a Good Time"
  15. "Talk Dirty to Me"
  16. "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"

Charts

Chart (1991/1992)Peak
position
Australia (ARIA Charts) [7] 46
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company)52
US Billboard 200 [8] 51

Video

Swallow This Live: Flesh & Blood World Tour is a Poison concert video, recorded in southern California in 1991. It was the first concert from the band to be released on VHS video.

  1. Look What The Cat Dragged In
  2. I Want Action
  3. Ride The Wind
  4. Life Goes On
  5. Let It Play
  6. Rikki's Solo
  7. Something To Believe In
  8. Good Love
  9. Poor Boy Blues
  10. Unskinny Bop
  11. Love On The Rocks
  12. C.C.'s Solo
  13. Every Rose Has Its Thorn
  14. Fallen Angel
  15. Your Mama Don't Dance
  16. Nothin' But A Good Time
  17. Talk Dirty To Me

Band members

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