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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
on 1 March 2013
It brought a big smile to my face when I saw the release announcement and I immediately took the pre-order route to ensure getting this treasure as soon as possible. For a treasure it is, almost a Holy Grail for the true ISB fan. Just Robin and Mike, still on the upward curve and basking in their artistic and commercial success of both 'The 5000 spirits' and 'Hangman's'. Liner notes are provided by Robin, Adrian Whittaker and latter day ISB member Stan Schnier, then working as house manager for Bill Graham's Fillmore East venue.
From the first it is clear that Robin and Mike had a very appreciative audience, and they succeed in bringing across their rather delicate and ethereal songs, both of them pulling off their songs in impressive style - quite a feat! There's an audience participation track ('Bell ringing') that apparently worked very well, and although it really is a throwaway track it still fits nicely in the context of this concert.
I just love this concert registration. It eclipses all other ISB live recordings that I know of, and it will have a prominent place in my collection of String Band delights. And really, if you're anywhere near being an ISB fan, this is an obligatory purchase.