on 28 June 2005
If you reject live albums because you already have the studio tracks, think differently. In the most important sense these are new songs in that Lucinda Williams and the band are playing them as they feel at that moment of performance. Listen to Essence and the mix of eroticism and sheer menace and then the studio version - you need both. This album is so compelling that you should seriously abuse anyone who says "At least it proves they can perform live". Incidently the quality of recording and the sensible suppression of audience noise is perfect.
on 19 August 2005
The Lady is usually listed in the country music section, but on this live album she sounds like a cross between Sheryl Crow and Janis Joplin, and you would swear Neil Young was playing guitar on most tracks. Its hard to pick out a highlight, as the whole album is brilliant, but "overtime" is a favourite.
on 6 November 2005
Brilliantly atmospheric live album. This is rock'nroll with blood, guts and whatever other parts of the anatomy are involved. Everyone is so tight they are playing as one, it is Lucinda's name on the sleeve but it is a united band performing. There is no need for comparison with other bands no matter what the sticker on the front of the CD says. This band ROARS as it certainly can't be called rolling!
on 12 May 2005
A large claim, and possibly not a testable one - but an immense achievement nonetheless. Teh best tracks culled from three great nights at the Fillmore - a heavy representation from World Without Tears, which may now be revealed as the richest Lucinda studio album, not a duff track or dull moment anywhere, no filler or extraneous audience noise and some of the most searching music, searing vocals and superb singing you will hear this year - unless, of coure, you are lucky enough to catch Lucinda at Cambidge or on one of her UK dates later this year. And all for the laughable sum of £9.99. Buy it - now. Six stars.
on 17 June 2013
Stumbled on Lucinda Williams only recently, and heard her music through some friends of ours who are keen country/folk listeners. This made me get two of her Albums and then this live one, I have to say it is well worth the purchase, easy on the mind and well played by her backing band and of coarse her sublime voice which is quite special on all the album. Not a bad song on this double CD. If you are a Lucinda Williams fan and don't own it I recommend you buy it now.