on December 11, 2010
Let me start off and say, this is one of The Black Crowes strongest albums. They have redone some of their catalogue is a acoustic manner. Some of the songs are done verbatim, just on acoustics. Other tunes they have really given a new shine to. Now, 'acoustic' does not mean slow. Morning Song is one of the strongest tracks on the album. When the band usually slows down in the middle of the song, they have now thrown a huge upbeat gospel section into the song. While they still draw out some tired songs, She Talks To Angels, Girl From The Pawnshop, Bad Luck Blue Eyes, the other tracks make up for the lulls.
The other amazing thing is the layout. The gatefold is like a pop-up book! Its really neat. I have the vinyl but the cd has the same gatefold.
This album is a must for Crowe fans, and a pretty strong album for occasional listeners as well.
on August 20, 2013
What a great set of performances. That young, brassy band we all knew many years ago retains all of its power but has mellowed just the right amount. This is a tour de force of song selection, balanced delivery, musical refinement and band interplay.