Freak n' Roll is a 2CD set recorded by the Crowes at the Fillmore in S.F. And just as the Crowes are a great rock band, this is a killer rock disc. While it does contain some of the lesser songs in their catalog (like Only Halfway to Everywhere and Welcome to the Goodtimes), these sound much better in the live setting. Standout cuts include the long jammy versions of Soul Singing, Hard to Handle, the aforementioned Only Halfway to Everywhere, Remedy...hell, the whole disc is a treat. It closes with a great cover of the Night they Drove Ol' Dixie Down.
The band has never sounded better, especially with the return of guitarist Marc Ford...his interplay with Rich Robinson is fantastic...check out the great acoustic duet Sunday Night Buttermilk Waltz. And the band is augmented by a 4 piece horn section and 2 backing singers.
If this is a taste of the Crowes to come (they are working on new material right now) then we are all in for a huge treat!