on 15 March 2014
Imagine going down the pub one Saturday night and you find this group on! That's just what this 'live' album is -- and what a band and what a 'live' album its made too. Its a double disc package, all nicely balanced, so it doesn't get 'too loud to hear', which is often the case in a very small venue.. The first set is contained on disc1, which takes the show up to the interval. It comprises 12 country rockers, some standards and some self composed, but they all knit nicely together, with Alvin out front performing his usual wizardry on the fret board as well as singing, ably supported with some excellent keyboard. Likewise the second half is on disc 2, but this time there's 13 tracks to close the evening's entertainment. Its all lovely, wonderfully tight stuff performed by a combo of exceptional talent. Just wish I'd been there that night -- with a pint in my hand ... naturally! Great stuff and fully recommended. Only one 'downer' though -- the booklet type format packaging. Just don't like it because everything else seems to be protected better in a plastic box which also fits nicely into a CD stack -- but that's me being picky again.
on 28 January 2012
AL & HH habve been around in various guises for a LONG TIME BUT THIS IS PROBABLY THEIR BEST LIVE ALBUM, ALBERT HAS PLAYED WITH THE BEST, cLAPTON, eMMYLOU HARRIS ETC AND REALLY HAS TO BE SEEN LIVE TO BE FULLY APPRECIATED BE IT ORIGINALS OR COVERS THIS IS WELL WORTH BUYING. ONLY THING PEOPLE MAY QUIBBLE ABOUT IS HIS VOICE IT'S NOT THE WORLDS BEST BUT MY GOD AS A GUITAR PLAYER HE'S PREMIER LEAGUE