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The Crowes Were Always Best Live, Aug 21 2002
It's a real shame that The Black Crowes were always so underappreciated throughout their ten year plus career; they were one of the only real rock n' roll bands left to carry on in the tradition of the Stones and Zep, and this live CD captures the grit and sonic power of their live show pretty well. The dual guitars of Audley Freed and Rich Robinson lend many of these songs, such as "Cursed Diamond" and "Miracle to Me", a new dimension that the studio versions lacked. The standout here is Chris Robinson, though; his voice sounds clearer and more powerful than it has in years, and his stunning vocals elevate this record to the front ranks of live recordings (along with "Live at the Greek", the Crowes/Page album). The "Lions" songs actually sound much better and fuller here than they do on the studio disc, while the previously unreleased "Title Song" is a nice bonus for fans. The only minus here is the somewhat muddy mix, but then again that actually kind of adds to the bloozy atmosphere the Crowes always conjured up in my mind. I hope that one day the Crowes will fly again, but until then this is a nice reminder of why they were (and could still be) the saviors of real rock and roll.