A quite excellent 1973 live document, dating back to Isaac Hayes' golden era. A very long double LP, which translates into a double disc set with a running time of some 110 minutes. Marvel at the musicianship! Enjoy Isaac's banter with the audience, as he revels in his showman's role.
About half the set, more or less, is devoted to well-known material from the albums of the time. There is a thrilling "Theme from Shaft" to get the ball rolling. A rapped intro to "Never Can Say Goodbye", along with excellent renditions of "The Look Of Love", "Ellie's Love Theme", "Do Your Thing" and "Theme from The Men". "Rock Me Baby" from the first solo album is also given a super treatment. Of even greater interest, perhaps, are all the parts of the set list which do NOT feature on any of the studio albums. An extended treatment of "Light My Fire", "Windows Of The World", "Use Me", "It's Too Late", "Stormy Monday Blues", "The First Time Ever.....", Traffic's "Feelin' Alright" and a mega-extended "Ain't No Sunshine".
The overall impression is that Isaac Hayes was an artist who was very much at ease with himself, and this is one of those live albums which succeeds in being a perfect complement to the studio releases. Definitely not to be ignored, because it is "just another live album".