Shake your money maker...
I. Greaves | Milwaukee, WI United States | 08/19/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"To say that Soulive is a lesson in groove is stating the obvious, and this album wonderfully underscores that lesson. Being a musician, the thing that keeps coming to my head as I listen to this live cd is "if only groups I play with could be this tight." These guys listen to each other, playing off each other not only during the heads of tunes but in the solo sections as well. They slowly build energy from quiet parts to loud parts (in the same way String Cheese Incident does) and I can only imagine how much fun this live show would be because of this. For either an enthralling listening analysis or some killer background music, this cd will not disappoint either way."
Unbelievable (soulive-they got soul when they're live.)
Hotdamn | Canada | 08/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From the original "turn it out" album to this, brings a totally different but difinetly Grow-on-you tone. I find that the people who comment on soulive's new albums as to be too hip-hoppy and non-traditional are too stuck in their little minds to think that progress ain't a good thing. The first to the lastest album goes from an original hammond jazz trio with groovy melodies to an all out funky trio with much more groove. Eric krasno's guitar is mainly amplified with a ultra-funky t-wah sound, Alan Evan's 'beats' are extremely catchy and syncipated and Neal Evan's traditional hammond is played with a new age and soulful groove throughout this live album. The people who I introduced this album to were all into very different types of music, and all really enjoyed it. Give this album a listen, I'm sure you'll get into it."