Through the years
Todd Smith | rochester ,ny | 07/24/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"alot of poeple don't feel this was a good disc.i would have to disagree with that.i've been a dead head sence i was about 15,i'm now 42.in that 27 year time span i've seen the band grow.60's with pig pen as the front man,and jerry evoving in to that slot as they eased into the 70's. around 1973-74 they were inspired to record things like "blues for allah" and "wake of the flood".both very creative albums.and the shows that followed were made of the same magic.
then brent started to find his place in the band ,in the 80's.he and jerry were on the same plain and complamented each other so well.
then at around the time of "in the dark" the band felt it was time to give brent the spotlight.and how he did shine!his music brought a new creativity to the music ,not felt sence that mid 70's time period.
the very first time i heard "i will take you home",it was at the buffalo july 4th ,1989 show.i was wowed.tears filled me up alittle (i was not alone in that)a year or so later the new disc came out.i went straight to that track to see if the studio version was as good.it was.
so i've seen the band grow over the years ,and dig every new turn they took.thats was the grate thing about the band .it alway continued to grow.
so maybe if you listen to the disc with the history in mind ,you'll come away with a little different perspective."