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A future classic live album - do I smell Fillmore?
on 24 February 2009
I downloaded the full-length version and it is a absolute cracker. Derek Trucks is a brilliant musician (not just guitar player) and his band is top-notch as well. It reminds me of Santana in that you have a band of similar format named after the non-singing guitarist, although Trucks is not particularly Santanaesque in his playing. It also has the energy, funk and (err...) tight looseness of EARLY Santana. Lets just hope he doesn't hit middle age and end up doing endless duets with people who are too much in awe of him to actually challenge him musically...
Trucks IMHO has gone way beyond his mentors and influences and while there are a few extended solo muso moments this is certainly not live-album-blues-rock wankery. This is the first time I have bothered writing a review but felt I should spread the word. If you're still reading this review you won't regret getting this album.