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CONSISTENTLY GOOD, BUT THIS IS VERY GOOD AND IT'S LIVE.
on 28 June 2010
Robert Cray surely must rank as one of the most consistently good artists, his choice of new material makes every album he produces a listening pleasure,always exploring new ideas and themes to write songs about.He really is a superb and very fluent guitarist with a style his own.As good as his studio albums are live there seems an extra fire and dimension to his performing art.So to get this live set, along with his first performance DVD is a pure delight.Recorded in the USA in a great venue along with his current band (it's so good to have Richard Cousins back on bass duties, he always adds so much to the Cray sound because he is such a superb bassman and his bass layers so thick and full).The whole set is a mix of classic and more recent Cray material but each song has developed on the road and all in all produces the very best live I've heard by the band yet.The Royal Albert Hall live double was very good but this is better still because the quality of both the material and live sound is just so very good throughout.With the wonderful Jim Pugh on keyboards and Tony Braunagel on drums this is aa tight solid unit on top of their game with Cray clearly relishing this gig we get something very special indeed. OK to the tracks ,there's twelve of them and include 'Smokin' Gun','Chicken In The Kitchen','Our Last Time', 'Right Next Door' and 'Sittin ' On Top Of The World'. The DVD has the full set plus backstage film and photo gallery and two bonus video's so for the price of a single CD you get two wonderful discs by one of modern blues greatest exponents in absolute cracking form.Recommended highly.