What does it sound like?:
A reissue of this four cd set, now in a conventional cd case rather than in the presentation box of a few years back.
As many will know, this showcases performances from the band’s week long UK tour in December 1969, comprising a complete show from the Albert Hall, a composite of the next night’s Colston Hall performances (due to sound problems) and the early and late shows from the final stop at Fairfield Hall.
Eric Clapton guesting on guitar, with further assistance from George Harrison on the latter shows, accompanied Delaney and Bonnie’s band, which already featured luminaries such as Dave Mason and Rita Coolidge.
Obviously there’s quite a lot of repetition in the set lists, but nevertheless there’s some great music to be had here. Standouts include the excellent Poor Elijah/Tribute To Johnson, their covers of Giime Some Lovin’ and Will The Circle Be Unbroken, and, among their original material, I Don’t Know Why. Bramlett’s bluesy smoky soulful voice is the prevailing highlight of this set, backed by a prototype Derek and The Dominos. The closing Little Richard medley wears a little thin, but that’s far outweighed by some of the excellent material here.
A super informative 48 page booklet rounds off the set.
What does it all *mean*?
Hickory smoked rock n soul, played with fluid ease by a great cast of musicians.
Goes well with…
A bottle of Jack Daniels.
Might suit people who like…
Remembering the good old days.