- Audio CD
- Format: Import
- ASIN: B004MAM912
- Other Editions: Audio CD | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
The band plays expertly behind them and are given the chance to stretch their legs as they rip through a full blooded "Six Days on the Road" and on the medley at the end of the record. On no other record were country and rock combined so effortlesly that you couldn't ever have imagined them being separated.
Some of the versions of Gram's studio tracks are particularly notable, brilliant pedal steel work gives "The New Soft Shoe" incredible poignancy, and "Streets of Baltimore" echoes with the Parsons' trademark memories of heartbreak.
Possibly the most amazing, however, is the twist given to the old Byrds number "Drug Store Truck Driving Man". The song loses it's sneering and adopts a more sombre tone, lending itself far better to Gram's phrasing and resigned vocal.
There are too many qualities to this record to allow each one of them to be mentioned, I have pored over Gram's recordings for some time, and this is probably the one I could not do without.
Gram Parsons live, it's never been better than this...
Some of the patter gets a little irritating (although that's always a down side of live albums) but most of these interludes are pretty short, so I can live with that.