Groove rock quartet Aqueous has shared a new compilation album comprised of live recordings captured during various performances throughout last November and December. The 10-track album, Element Pt. III: Best of Color Wheel Tour, features a mix of the live renditions of songs that appeared on the band’s 2018 Color Wheel LP, including “Realize Your Light”, “Split the Difference”, and “Mandela Effect”.
The album’s surprise arrival on Monday morning is the latest in the band’s ongoing “Element” live series, following 2017’s Element Pt. I (Live 2017) and Element Pt. II (Live). The 10 songs featured on the latest edition of the live series were originally performed in cities across the country including Philadelphia, Milwaukee, Chicago, Omaha, Washington, D.C., and Frisco, CO. All ten tracks on the album were recorded and mixed by Ryan Bress, the band’s front of house manager and the man behind their live sound and lighting.
“The Color Wheel Tour was a benchmark tour for us, and we all felt really inspired and locked in with the new material from the record fueling the performances,” Aqueous guitarist Mike Gantzer said in a statement to go with the album’s arrival on Monday. “This compilation represents the next chapter in our ‘Element’ live series and captures some excellent and wild musical moments from a really memorable tour for us and our fans. We’re stoked for people to hear it!”
Gantzer and the rest of Aqueous were in Albany over the weekend to open up for Umphrey’s McGee at The Palace Theatre on Friday. Later that evening, Gantzer and Umphrey’s Mcgee’s Ryan Stasik and Kris Myers made their way over to Pearl St. Pub where they revived their DOOKIE Green Day tribute for an after-show performance. Aqueous will head out on their co-headlining winter tour alongside BIG Something later this week, beginning with a performance at The Bluebird in Bloomington, IL on Thursday, February 7th. Fans can head over to the band’s website for ticket information to their upcoming shows.
You can stream Element Pt. III in full below via Spotify. You can also Bandcamp to stream or purchase Element Pt. III: Best of Color Wheel Tour in full.
Aqueous – Element Pt. III: Best of Color Wheel Tour – Full Album
Element Pt. III Tracklisting
1. “Origami” (11.03.18 Philadelphia, PA)
2. “Underlyer” (11.30.18 Milwaukee, WI)
3. “Josie” (12.06.18 Frisco, CO)
4. “Realize Your Light” (11.02.18 Washington, DC)
5. “Numbers and Facts” (11.02.18 Washington, DC)
6. “Mandela Effect” (11.30.18 Milwaukee, WI)
7. “Kitty Chaser: Explosions” (11.29.18 Chicago, IL)
8. “Split The Difference (12.11.18 Omaha, NE)
9. “Skyway” (11.30.18 Milwaukee, WI)
10. “20-20” (12.06.18 Frisco, CO)