I reach the 90's Outside/Earthling era and my initial thoughts of those two albums is pretty similar to John Mc review.
However listening to the two thirds of the Brilliant Live Adventures boxset (I haven't reach the Hours era of Bowie yet) it becomes apparent that all the songs from this period sounds significantly better live. While Ouvrez Le Chien, No Trendy Rechauffe and Look at The Moon are all enjoyable live albums, Liveandwell.com is the only one in the set that I consider essential for Bowie's fan because with the exception of two songs (the two weakest song on the album), it's a compilation that focus on the Outside/Earthling era. Classic Bowie performed in the 90's will always be inferior to the studio album and hence mostly excluding it from the compilation makes it more intriguing album
What makes it better is that there is shift in emphasis with the whole "industrial" aspects of Bowie. If I consider industrial to be a synthesis of heavy metal/hard rock with electronica. The studio albums focus more on the electronica and the atmospheric aspects and the studio version has this overly processed sheen to it, while the live album focus on the hard rock aspect. The guitars have far more prominent role in the performance and as a result the live album absolutely smokes and kick arse.
The highlight of the album is The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (As Beauty) from that album (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjbBJ_51TnQ) where the Discipline Era King Crimson vibe (I find it difficult for anyone who likes that era to dislike this performance of this song) is really emphasise and the outro guitar solo is amazing.
In terms of Bowie album this is probably the most essential. Perhaps Ziggy Stardust Motion Picture and Nassau Colliseum 1976 are "better" from a pure enjoyment point of view because the songs are better (as good as the performances on Liveandwell as great as it is, the songs are still melodically underwritten). However I would only really take Moonage Daydream with the Ronson soloing from the former and Stay with the guitar interplay there from the latter over the studio version. However I would take every one of the Outside/Earthling songs over the original any day and hence this can form a replacement over the two albums.
I'll give it a Hex A 11/15 (probably would have been Hex B if Pallas Athena and V-2 Schneider was cut out from the album)
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