Eric Andersen is one of my favorite folk artists, always poetic. This live set was recorded in March 2010 and is well worth seeking out, even as an import. Although there are only seven tracks on the disc, the songs go from four to eight minutes, so there is not a feeling of brevity for me. A new song "Dance of Love & Death" is a classic Andersen track with his voice low like a moan and his guitar joyful, "Sometimes it feels so beautiful to have you out of my sight; I can't say if it's love or hate; I can't say that I'm bored; Whatever it is baby, I don't care, I don't want you anymore." At just under nine minutes, Eric's "Time Run Like a Freight Train" is a tender, restless embrace with Michele Gazich's violin speaking emotional volumes, "My pockets, they are empty; There's so much on my mind; tonight run like a freight train, take me down the line." The six-minute "Sinking Deeper Into You" is a new Andersen love song about emotional rescue with Eric's vocals expressive and vulnerable, "I am not a man of power, I am not a man of wealth; My life line was your wisdom, I was rescued from myself; My faith was something stolen, you turned it into something new, I was saved & I was sinking, Now I'm sinking deeper into you." It is an aching and gorgeous folk track, deep & lovely. "Woman She Was Gentle" and "Salt On Your Skin" are given first class treatments with Eric's wife Inge giving the right touch of vocal support. His classic "Blue River" sounds as vibrant as it did in the 1970s. He closes by putting his stamp on Tom Paxton's classic song "Last Thing On My Mind." "The Cologne Concert" is a powerful effort from this master musician. Enjoy!