When I bought this yesterday, there were no reviews yet, this morning there was one. After reading THAT review, I felt it necessary to add my own. As the other reviewer correctly observes, there is profanity (not a deterrant to me, but I understand it MAY be to some) and the mix/actual recording is not the best. In this day and age, it seems strange they couldn't get this right. Having been to Legends many years ago, perhaps they have a house system they record through but the engineering/mix is just not what it should/could be.
One GLARING omission to that review is that it's only HALF a live cd with some studio tracks tossed in at the end. So buyer beware, the title is a little misleading, not sure what the title SHOULD'VE been (Partially Alive at Legends?). But in all fairness to "The Legend Himself", it's a pretty decent live performance. I'm a HUGE live music fanatic, but confess to normally getting a little bummed when an established artist leans too heavily on either cover tunes OR what I call pep rally stage banter. My feeling is that if the artist/entertainer is doing his job right (and not going through the motions) the audience doesn't NEED to be told to interact,they are sufficiently moved by the performance to do so. That having been said Buddy's banter was humble, salty, funny and engaging and did not detract from the performance which was hot, but a little short for my liking. The studio tracks are decent and his playing is solid throughout. Personally, I would've preferred a longer performance.
I wouldn't say I have buyer's remorse, it was sort of an impulse buy based on it's sale price and being his most recent release. While I liked it, I'm not sure that I would recommend this to others who weren't already fans.