Saturday, 20 August 2011

Bill Hicks: Love, Laughter & Truth (2002)

Love, Laughter and Truth is a 2002 album consisting of previously unreleased material by comedian Bill Hicks. The material on the album was originally recorded by Bill Hicks himself for personal use, but was after his death reviewed by the Hicks Estate, after which it was decided to release the previously unreleased bits on this album. The material comes from recordings made from 1990 to 1993 in Denver, San Ramon, West Palm Beach, San Francisco and Pittsburgh.

The album is plagued by poor sound quality. This is due to the poor equipment that was used for many of the recordings and the lack of volume adjustments while recording. Before releasing the album, careful remastering was done. For instance, more than 120 pops were removed and seven sections de-hissed. Still, poor sound and volume variations between tracks can easily be heard.