Thankfully they've had tons of great archival releases that it doesn't really matter anymore. I do wonder how the heck they could release Earthbound when they had so much other great stuff in the vaults though.
Even the 80s lineup failed at this since they didn't even have a live album at the time. (Absent Lovers wasn't released until 1998.)
Then when the 90s hit they just started putting out live albums for every tour and the whole concept of timing a live album that we're talking about gets thrown out the window.