Shortly after Accept's inaugural split in 1990, Epic dusted off some live tapes and issued the group's first live full-length, "Staying a Life". Although not the group's first-ever live release (it was predated five years earlier by the EP Kaizoku-Ban), "Staying a Life" does a faithful job of capturing Accept at the peak of their arena metal powers, circa their Metal Heart era (1985). The proof why the German band was handed opening slots on quite a few popular mid-'80s tours (Kiss, Iron Maiden, etc.) is evident throughout -- rocking versions of "Metal Heart," "Screaming for a Love Bite," "Restless and Wild," and "London Leatherboys" surely got thousands mullets headbanging on this fateful night. And of course, Accept's two best-known tracks -- "Fast as a Shark" and "Balls to the Wall" -- are included, as they close out the set. "Staying a Life" proves that Accept was on equal footing with just about any Metal chart-topper from around this time -- especially when it came to the concert stage. Double CD, recorded live at Osaka/Japan, 1985.