Minus one star for no track indexing
ifutureman | NJ | 09/18/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is very good live recording. This is, however, a horrible live ALBUM. Why? Because Mr. Rollins, in one of his more obnoxious fits of whimsy, decided that the entire show should be written to CD as one track. That means if you want to hear one of the last songs, you will have to fast-forward through 50-60 minutes to get to it.
Thank god we have software like Easy CD Creator, which let us edit audio files, and do things like split up tracks... now I have a nice 15-TRACK CD ... much much more enjoyable.
A couple of the songs here a bit too dirge-like, but overall the track selection is good. The live versions of "What Have I Got" and "Hard" in particular are awesome.
The best live Rollins is found on "Do It." But this is definitely worth purchasing if you find it used for 6 or 7 bucks. Rollins Band were one of the best live bands I ever saw.