I make no bones about the fact that I'm a hardcore Hicks fan. For the newcomer, he's a very dark, intelligent comedian who's not afraid to say what he thinks, no matter who might be offended. Bad language abounds, but it seems perversely appropriate in many cases. Sadly he died in the early 90's, so his material focuses on a relatively narrow band of (largely American) social and political history (conspiracy theorists will enjoy his musings on JFK).
As for this CD, the downside is that a substantial amount of the material has been heard on many of his other CDs (in particular "Shock and Awe", which is the previous, abridged release of this show in Oxford, 1992). However, this release is a two-disk, unedited recording of that performance and there are some genuinely funny and insightful moments which have not been heard before.
My advice for newcomers is get this CD if you want the full Hicks experience which includes the sort of ramblings that rarely make most comedy releases. If you like your delivery short and snappy, get "Shock and Awe". For Hicks fanatics, get this CD to hear Bill at his most relaxed whilst in the company of an appreciative and responsive audience, and savour his classic material intermingled with some genuinely clever improvisation which reveals yet more depth to the legend. You will not be disappointed.