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4.9 out of 5 stars
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on 7 January 2014
This double-pack CD is the soundtrack to a DVD/Blu-Ray that is also available. Like all live albums, you have to be in the right mood for it, but this one is unusual in that Mayer splits the concert into three parts - acoustic, trio and full band. What comes across is a man who is first and foremost a musician, confident enough to perform excellent cover versions of Jimi Hendrix songs as well as different arrangements of his own songs. If that sounds a little worthy, be ready to be hit with some brilliant rock and blues songs, showcasing his talents as a guitarist and singer - whether solo or backed by top guys like Steve Jordan (drums) and Pino Palladino (bass). There are a few girlie shrieks from the audience during the concert, but these have been held back in a recording that faithfully recreates the concert hall ambience without being too 'clean' or clinical. John Mayer, like all serious artistes, is a work in progress - he wants to develop as a musician even though he occasionally finds himself on the wrong side of the press. But the fact he continues to pay his dues by going on the road with his musical peers suggests that he's in this for the long haul - and that's reassuring in an age of here-today-gone-tomorrow stars. And you don't get to support the Rolling Stones unless you have something special...
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on 19 October 2017
I knew John was good but didn't realise he was such an incredible live performer. Both his guitar playing and his singing were at their peak here. Much more bluesy and heavy rocking than his new stuff.
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on 26 April 2009
I am a recent convert to John Mayer, and have enjoyed what I have heard so far. This double live album gives him a chance to show his full range of guitar virtuosity, and hear how he does it live . . . . which in my opinion is well.
I have been a follower of many guitar players, from early blues men to Clapton and Richards, through to Springsteen and Bonamassa. All are good in their own way, it just comes down to what you want to hear on that day.
I have continued to enjoy this album, it is always on in the car. Gravity is a classic "signature" track. As for his "ego", there are far worse out there, with half the talent.
I look forward to hearing new offerings from this talented young man.
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on 20 August 2014
An excellent illustration of John Mayer's talent - and also perhaps of his challenge. He is so good at so many different genre's that the media end up focusing on his latest girlfriend instead of his songwriting, acoustic, electric and vocal brilliance. Meanwhile, he carries on playing the guitar better than almost anyone around and writing really great songs in blues, country, pop and rock styles. He is one of the best acoustic players around and has amazing touch and tone on the electric… Yet still so many people deride him. I guess he's going to have to wait until he gets fatter and uglier to be taken seriously. Meanwhile you need to buy this album or the DvD immediately or, frankly, you have to recognise that there is something deeply wrong with you.
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on 14 July 2017
This is a great album and a nice mix of John mayers work
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on 13 September 2016
Double live cd with excellent sound quality. Great mixture of tracks including acoustic, rockers, ballads and some brilliant covers of Hendrix and BB King. Highly recommended.
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on 28 October 2013
You will discover more from this live album about John Mayer than probably all of his albums put together. The first few tracks are just John on the acoustic and are all very good songs including a Tom Petty cover. The rest of the album is blues songs played with expert musicianship. His vocals are outstanding as is his guitar playing, how he plays some of the stuff he does whilst singing I do not know. Credit should be given to his live band also that provide excellent backing vocals and guitar work. It's a fantastic live album.
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on 20 January 2013
I know there will be huge Mayer fans out there complaining this isn't the best live album or whatever but I discovered this recently and haven't been able to stop listening to it. I've never really listen to John Mayer before but this really is exceptional. The songs themselves are excellent but the playing is superlative. Encore.
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on 23 May 2014
A friend put me on to john mayer who i really liked He comes
through at his best when playing live This concert has a wide
range of songs and shows john off really well the blues
playing is excellent the acoustic solo set is ok but i prefer him on the
trio and band sets
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on 12 November 2015
Having bought all of his albums, did I need a live album? Well yes! This guy is so talented and plays guitar so effortlessly whilst maintaining the vocal quality during performance. Gravity is my all time favourite and I continue to promote him to new ears.
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