One of the best live albums ever!!
o2miller | São Paulo, Brazil | 09/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you don't know Don Dixon, it doesn't matter. If you have ever been in a situation where there was a live band playing that you never saw before, and wanted to get a recording of their set, this is it. The sound quality is excellent, the band has fun (their banter is here), and the songs are top-notch.
Don's throaty, hoarse, soulful voice really shines. The album is labeled as a budget show, but it is worth every penny. Recorded for a radio station, all the hits are here (for those of you who know Don or his band from NC, Arrogance).
As he himself states in the liner notes, "the mistakes are there..." including a missed verse, a few foul-ups in the lyrics, and some timing errors. But, compared to most live recordings today, which sound like the studio work with a crowd sound effect in the background, this is a real break from the norm.
You feel as if you were there on a Tuesday night in Chicago on March 22nd, 1988. Or at least wish you could have been..."