Since RCA decided to discontinue PPL's live album on CD - Takin' the Stage - this was a promising disk. If you read the reviews of the studio disks, fans agree that PPL is a 5 star band. This disk has their best line-up and a great songlist spanning their career. But man, something bad happened in the production studio. Very uneven sound mixing has Vince Gill sounding like he is singing some of the songs in a box. On the encore song, the horns sound downright obnoxous and it seems like the sound mixers took turns deciding who's instrument should be obliterated on each song. Too bad, really.