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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 13 April 2006
Just received the CD. It captures perfectly the atmosphere and intimacy of a Christy Moore concert. Old jewels combined with his beautiful new stuff proves that he still has what it takes to be considered as one of the best performers of all times. 35 songs of pure magic.

Can't wait to receive the DVD!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
My husband and I drove all the way from the German Alps to Dublin to see this concert - and it was worth every minute in the car! What a master Christy is - he had the audience in the palm of his hand from the moment he came on stage. He sang old favorites and new songs, as well; the crowd loved everything he did. Declan Sinnott is also a treasure - the two of them together are amazing. Highly recommend!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 22 November 2006
It can be said that live albums are only ever good if you have been to a show on that tour, meaning they act as a reminder for a great live experience. I don't know. I have not seen Christy Moore live for nearly ten years, but this CD is better in many ways than his studio albums. For one thing, the sound quality is excellent, but more importantly I think both Christy and Declan (guitar) are singing and playing extremely well, full of emotion and life - truly live in other words. This CD captures something lost in the studio process.

I bought the CD after buying the DVD - one for the house, one for the car - and was very pleased to find many more tracks on the CD, another good reason to buy both.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 28 August 2012
Not as good as his original live album, as it lacked the humour of its predecessor, but nevertheless Christy is always at his best live, as proved by the two occasions on which I saw him perform. Most of his best numbers were included.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 18 January 2008
Christ Moore is a king among singers. He communicates to his audience almost telepathically the joy, despair, love, injustice, hatred, bigotry, foolishness and hope that his vast repertoire holds and his audiences show him the utmost respect; there is a churchlike silence while he sings and an eruption of sustained applause at the end of every song. This great double cd set comes as near as dammit to capturing the unique atmosphere of one of his concerts and has enabled me to relive my experience of one many, many times over.
There are 35 wonderful songs here, and something for everyone be he freedom fighter, hopeless romantic, addict, ex-addict, political activist, Irelandophile, or simply seeker of the truth. But if you're at all interested in Christy you probably have leanings or experiences in many of these directions and you will love this record.
Some of my particular favourites are:
Yellow Triangle - a most perfect song written by Christy with a simple unmistakable message ; speak out in the face of persecution and prejudice
Veronica - tribute to the Irish journalist who took on the drug barons and paid with her life, brave actions and a brave song
Two Conneeleys - fishermen brothers swallowed with their currach by the Atlantic seethe and swell, `try to understand God's will'
Beeswing - a beautiful Richard Thompson song of a free-spirit who could be loved but not owned
Smoke And Strong Whisky - the Irish by the Irish
North And South - love and prejudices
Stitch In Time - a wife's revenge on her drunken pig of a husband
Butterfly - Handsome Family's tragi-comic Christmas day with an alcoholic
Cry Like A Man - cry like a man
Plus of course the Christy classics: Ride On, Bright Blue Rose, Missing You
For an added bonus every track bar one features the brilliant electric and acoustic guitar work of Declan Sinnott who has total empathy with the material and helps bring the songs to life in a special way.
Christy is truly remarkable live and this album bears that out beyond any shadow of a doubt.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 February 2013
Christy Moore continues to inspire. This album has a good blend of old favourites with powerful messages along with gentle melodic songs
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
It seems as if Christy Moore has been part of the folk scene for almost as long as there has been a folk scene; but periodically people will come along who have yet to hear him for one reason or another. This CD would be an ideal introduction, containing many of his greatest songs and covers.

In his sleeve notes Christy describes his recent tours with guitarist Declan Sinnott as "the most satisfying period of my working life". This shows in the songs here. Newer songs like "Strangeways" and "Yellow Triangle" sit well alongside great classics - an outstanding version of Natives and the ethereal, timeless Bright Blue Rose.

If you caught Christy and Declan on the 2006 tour you will know just how good this is likely to be. And it IS that good.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 20 February 2007
I have the DVD version of this and it is truly amazing. So many beautiful songs, sung with such heartfelt emotion. This man is a legend. Enough said.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 24 May 2009
I have over the past 30 years been to a few Christy Moore concerts and with the notable exception of an appearance with the over rated Planxty at The University of Ulster in 1980 or 81, he has never failed to deliver. This live recording captures Christy as he is best, stripped down to an acoustic guitar with only the additional backing of Declan Sinnott on lead guitar. If you have been to any of his concerts in recent years then what you will have heard and experienced will be on this recording. In content it can be regarded as a mini greatest hits with a good smattering of crowd favourites and a few more obscure recordings. All in all a worthwhile purchase and one that will never fail to disappoint.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 30 May 2009
Other reviewers have gone into great detail about this performance so I'll keep this simple. Christy seems to absolutely thrive in a live environment and this is a superb performance containing a lot of familiar songs. Such passion in his singing and after all these years, he's still in top form.
He's one of the great live performers and Declan Sinnott is just the perfect
accompanist. His guitar on Ride On always hits the spot and nearly brings a tear to my eye. I wholeheartedly recommend these 35 songs with no reservations whatsoever. Just buy it and revel in a great man at his best.
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