3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 8 May 2014
I have seen Mitch live twice and this album really captures his superb playing style with a solid backing band.
Some of my favourite songs are Paper in my Pocket, Float on by / What is Hip and rounded off with Them changes but is strong album and all tracks are very good.
A very appreciative audience and good recording quality makes this a stand out live performance that I am regularly playing with growing appreciation of this fine trio.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 31 July 2014
I bought the first album which really showed a good studio talent but most of the tracks on this live album are just a row. The playing is frenetic at times and the band don't seem to be together, Mitch's vocals are at best average and lack musicality. In short buy something else.
on 29 August 2014
A confusing album to review!!
There's far more that I don't like than that I do and the very things I do like in one passage I really dislike in the next.
Great guitar playing? Oh yes, he's one to watch in that regard for sure but sometimes it's just too much! Great band? Great musos for sure but... I would have to say so so, they need to balance the need for clever arrangements and lots of soloing with songs that are well served and properly sang because it's these elements that made it so frustrating for me. The energy and brilliance that IS on display is undermined by a kind of precocious immaturity, just because they CAN doesn't mean that they SHOULD. and just because they ARE doesn't mean the should either... Confused?
Perhaps the best way to sum up my impressions is this - So Excited was my favorite guitar wig out track, with What Are You Living For my best song (not including solo) and Inner City Blues my favorite solo (not so much the song) PARTS of Paper In Your Pocket are great and so on and so on.. I could pick out bits that I really loved and more bits that I didn't the trouble is those bits were often in the same song!
2.593 out of 5