I like Gomez. In fact, I like them a lot. I like what they've done to the blues. I like their humour. I like their sophisticated rawness and their tailored raggedness. I like Gomez and I thoroughly expected to love this album.
I don't love it. I like it. In fact, I like it quite a lot. But I don't love it. I kind of expected that, when playing their songs live, they would add some new dimensions to them. I expected to hear more because they're a band for whom songs seem to evolve; they don't come into the world fully formed (if demos and early versions of some of their work I've heard are to be taken as typical examples), so I thought that the songs contained on this double-CD live set would have moved on somewhat more than they have.
Maybe I'm jaded, but I think that the songs on a live album should be 'more' somehow than their original studio recordings, but here they're not.
The songs are good. I like them. From that point of view this is quite a good 'best of' collection, but with some audience noise to add a bit of atmosphere. It also has a DVD with it whch has some snippets of live stuff from earlier in their career. If you like Gomez, you'll like this. It's okay. Other than that it doesn't have too much to recommend it.