I (like another reviewer) first heard of Robert Randolph when he was supporting Eric Clapton on Tour. The energy that the band bring to the stage is enormous. I went out and instantly ordered their studio album "Unclassified", which blew me away. Shortly afterwards I discovered this album, and I hope you understand quite how good it is when I say it makes the studio album sound flat, and relatively pedestrian.
Despite nearly all the tracks being more than 10mins long, they never get boring or repetitive. The final track "Tears of Joy" is an absolute stunner, and is now on my list of favourite songs of all time.
Why does it dissappoint? At the end of the album you're left wishing that you were there in person. At the end of the last track, you hear Robert Randolph announce "We're just going to take a break for 15minutes, we'll be right back...", giving you the impression that you missed out of yet more of the most impressive musical talent I've seen for a while.
Go and buy the Studio album, listen to that, then order this one, close your eyes and crank the volume as high as it will go, just imagine that you were there.