While some bands go ahead and put out live albums ridiculously early into their career, Eels, or more specifically, Mark Everett and his revolving-door lineup of musical eccentrics, have a dense seven-album back catalogue of material ready to get the "intimate" live treatment - so you can feel like you were there even though you weren't. But Live fails to replicate the experience of seeing Eels. The band's so quiet that, if it weren't for the standard applause after every song, you'd never know it was a concert. Everett's mostly absent, so the beautifully orchestrated reworkings of more than 20 songs and a lovely cover of Dylan's Girl From The North Country are what save this from being a complete snooze-fest. The freaky three-minute segue into Novocaine For The Soul sounds more like an experimental John Zorn piece than the dream pop it once was. While it's not a standard concert-album, it's most definitely a nice treat for hardcore fans dying to revel in Everett's experimentation.