The big surprise on this album is the setlist. This is definitly the moodier side of Zakk Wylde, featuring many songs from his "Pride & Glory" and "Book of Shadows" albums, which along "Sonic Brew" remain my favourites from Zakk.
It is a rather slow paced, dark and mid tempo Live set offering a lot of space for the piano, the voice and the magnificient solo work of Zakk Wylde. I believe he delivers some of his best solos on this performance displaying a great deal of speed and feeling at the same time.
I don't know where the idea came from, but it's quite a great move to play the card of the slower and more laid-back tracks from his catalogue and involving in the process someone like Derek Sherinian on the keys.
The only downside would be the sound (especially the sound of the drums-hence the 4 stars)which is very muffled, and Zakk's low voice that gets sometimes lost in the low frequencies. But on the other hand this lack of "brightness" gives a very tight and heavy sound to the album.
The bonus tracks are pretty cool too,a mix of acoustic versions and covers.
This Live album really reminds me how great of a guitar player and a composer Zakk Wylde is!