Nathan Mahl's live performance at NEARfest '99 is now legendary for blowing the attendees of their seats and causing great disappointment in those that were not ablel to score tickets to the show. Generally unknown at the time and a late-comer to the lineup, the Canadian quartet, led by keyboard wizard Guy LeBlanc, dazzled a drowsy Sunday morning festival crowd with over an hour of blazing symphonic fusion. This live album also documents the only time a song from the then-forthcoming "Heretik" was ever played live. Unlike other NEARfests, NEARfest '99 was not recorded to digital multitrack tapes. The source for this release is the excellent board recording from Studio M Live. The recording was then masterfully polished by Brett Kull (echolyn) at Farmhouse Studios. The raw energy of this performance has been rediscovered on this rousing one and only live album from Nathan Mahl.