Taking his cue from Ray Davies'
"Storyteller" tour to support his autobiography X-Ray, Roger McGuinn constructed his live performances of the mid-'90s as a series of greatest hits, new songs, neglected gems and witty, affectionate anecdotes of his life in the music industry. Live from Mars
replicates one of these concerts, featuring classics like "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Turn, Turn, Turn," and "So You Want to Be a Rock N Roll Star" intercut with humorous stories and two new songs, "May the Road Rise to Meet You" and "Fireworks." For fans, Live from Mars
is a small treasure, since it is one of McGuinn's friendliest and most relaxed recordings.