"These are not the original Imperial and ABC/Paramount recordings by Fats. They are all taken from 1989 studio sessions which appear to be somewhat unrehearsed. The band includes Herb Hardesty and Lee Allan on tenors but is saddled by a mediocre base player. Fats does a professional job of singing and playing his hits, given he was 61 years old at the time. However, the obvious lack of preparation for these sessions leads to overly long and meandering versions of some numbers like an almost 9 minute cut of Jambalaya with a sax solo including "Yes sir, that's my baby." Overall this CD is a big dissapointment. The only reason you might want to get it is as a souvenir of a Fat's concert you attended."
Fats Domino ROCKS!!!!!
Midnight Sun | Columbia Cross Roads, PA USA | 03/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really have a hard time reading a bad review of this splendid CD.. I purchased this wonderful performance on LP several years ago and have since purchased it on CD..If you want to hear Fats playing and singing many of his greatest songs and personal favorites LIVE this is the CD for YOU !!!! If you want to hear Fats great STUDIO Imperial singles then try one of his many greatest hits CD'S..Looking for a great good time party CD? Look no further!! Come for a fun LIVE stroll down BLUEBERRY HILL with the FAT MAN!!And for those who still chose to give this incrediable CD a bad review,"AIN'T THAT A SHAME" !!!!!!!!!!!!"
Fats in Texas
Paul MacPhail | Canada | 03/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love this album on Fats, as I've been a fan since 1956. He could sing the national anthem and it would be great. The sound is excellant and this two-hour concert contains even more hits by him than those listed. The song listing is 34, but the actual number of tracks are 36. Right after "I'm In Love Again" you can add "Honeychile" which was a top ten, and after "So Long" you can add "Natural Born Lover" which made top thirty. What I do not like about this 2 CD collection is this: it was recorded in 1989 in Texas and first appeared in a 3 LP collection with the live audience. Now, Tomato has deleted the live audience from the original trying to make these tracks sound as if there studio recordings, which there not. That is my only complaint, and it takes away from what was a real live show."