Opening the iTunes Store…If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Live In Hamburg by Maria McKee, download iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Live In Hamburg

Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.

Album Review

Recorded in May of 2003 in support of her High Dive album, Maria McKee and her uncredited backing band offer a show brimming with emotion, tight and crisp performances of songs from three of her four records, and stellar live sound. The lion's share of the material comes from the aforementioned recording and the still provocative Life Is Sweet. There is a beautiful version of "Breathe" from her self-titled debut in the set as well. McKee's performance is inspired, and these versions of songs from her catalog offer the best evidence yet that she is at her best in a live setting — the readings of "Absolutely Barking Stars," "Be My Joy," "High Dive," "Scarlover," and the encore, "Life Is Sweet," may indeed be the definitive versions — so far. While it would have been nice to get a live album of new material, this certainly has its place. The album does have one serious irritation, however. There are nearly three minutes of applause after "Something Similar," the set closer. As if this weren't enough, after a cloying introduction and an impassioned offering of "Life Is Sweet," the listener is burdened with another five minutes of thunderous applause before the disc fades into silence. Whether this is just a gag or a strange kind of evidence to prove that she is still loved despite her spectral presence on the recording scene is unclear, but the effect is nonetheless irritating. But everything that comes before it is a delight.


Born: August 17, 1964 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

After making her name as the gritty, soulful lead singer of roots rockers Lone Justice, Maria McKee embarked on an often-rewarding solo career. A native of Los Angeles, McKee was born in 1964; her half-brother was Bryan MacLean, the guitarist and sometime singer of the groundbreaking psychedelic band Love. After studying musical theater as a teenager, McKee started performing on the L.A. club scene in a duo with MacLean and also teamed up with local blues singer Top Jimmy (who inspired the Van Halen...
Full bio
Live In Hamburg, Maria McKee
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.