Some things stay in your mind over the years, and you begin to wonder 'was it really like that or is my memory p[laying tricks?'. One cold rainy night in November 1975 I made my way to the Victoria Palace Theatre in London to see the new queen of country with her appropriately named 'Hot Band'. My friend had sold me the ticket on the basis of the opportunity to see legends James Burton and Glen D Hardin on stage in the UK - throw in Emory Gordy on bass and the former First National Band drummer John Ware, how could I resist? I'd heard the Gram Parsons albums, of course, but that was Emmy as a backing vocalist, not front and centre, and I'd never heard of Rodney Crowell at all then, though I went out and bought all his albums in the week after the gig. Anyhow, my memory has this down as one of the best gigs I've ever seen, and then low and behold, a radio recording from just a month or two before the London gig surfaces. What to do? Run the risk of ruining a memory or missing out on a possibly all-time great recording? So I bought it, and yes, the band is amazing, the singing is wonderful, the song choices from Emmy's time with Gram and the rest from the new album about to be released in the coming weeks excellent. This, along with the sadly still illegal Emmy/James Burton album, are THE albums to have for any lover of country rock. If you like country/Emmy then buy this - if you're not sure, buy it - and if you hate country, but love great songs played exceptionally well by almost the best group of musicians assembled on one stage anytime anywhere, buy it. Yes, it's that good.