7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
One of their best CDs and happy memories of a great gig,
By A Customer
This review is from: Bye Bye Blues: The Blues Band Live (Audio CD)
I was at one of the two concerts at The Venue Victoria from which this recording is taken, and bought this album (then called 'Bye Bye Blues')on vinyl shortly afterwards. This CD version with extra tracks reminds me just how energetic The Blues Band were back then. Now the proud owner of all their CDs I'd say there are others which are technically superior (including the excellent 'Back for More' and their best ever, 'Homage') but this is consistently enjoyable and demonstrates why they're still a great live act now. The band's critics have sometimes implied that they're too commercial to be a 'proper' blues band but this CD shows that to be the nonsense it's always been - just listen to the blues in Dave Kelly's vocal on 'Grits Aint Groceries' if you need any proof. There's something for everyone here: it helps me recall one of the best gigs I've ever been to, and my kids just love dancing to it!