595 shows after KARATE first stepped on stage together, GEOFF FARINA, JEFF GODDARD and GAVIN McCARTHY found themselves in Leuven, Belgium, sweating out what felt like just another tight set at the end of a long tour. A recording of this May 5th, 2003 show eventually found its way back to the band, who were surprised to hear the clarity and balance that they strive for in the studio. It became the band's favorite live document, and they considered these performances on par with their best studio records. Here is a snapshot of a great band at their peak—not just "great" in measure of appeal and taste, but as players and performers. This is the first Karate release since 2004.