Is this the best live album ever made?
JohnH@Arthurlea.freeserve.co.uk | Scotland | 02/15/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Listening to Mad Dogs and Englishmen, it can be hard to believe that this was cut nearly thirty years ago, or am I just older than I care to admit. Apart from a few ropey moments, mostly courtesy of Leon Russell, this album is just sensational. The sound quality is amazing, the playing is tight, the songs are great and it just plain oozes soul. Head straight for "Drown in my own tears" and "Space Captain", rather than the more obvious well known tracks like "Delta Lady". What really amazes me about this album (and in the same category goes stuff like "Astral Weeks" and "Steve Stills 2") is just how little we have progressed. It may be 30 years old, but it is all there. You won't regret buying this, and if anyone out there knows of an album in the same style that has really advanced the plot since 1970, I'm all ears!John H"
grandpiano_57 | Burlington, CT USA | 10/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I agree completely with the last reviewer who forgot to hit the 5 star selection. A monument to an incredible series of concerts that pushed Joe and his entourage to the limits every night. It captures a time and spirit perfectly and the music sounds as dynamic today as ever."