I have three of the Brian Setzer christmas cds and I love them. The energy behind many of the songs make them our go to decorating and cooking making choices. This live CD helps capture the energy and excitement of his live shows even further. (If you get the opportunity to see his band live, definitely check it out...they put on a great show). I was very impressed with the quality of the recording. The mix of instruments and vocals is excellent and is on par with a studio recording. The horns are killer and I the trumpet section especially rocks. The lead player is stellar! Definitely pick this up...especially for the low price.
If you want some Christmas music that is going to get the party started or that is going to make your drive to Grandma's house funner!! this is the CD, Brian Setzer sounds the same ! Traditional Christmas songs with a rocking beat and make ya want to dance!!! I have to buy his other Christmas CD's for my collection.
We just saw the latest incarnation of this show, here in Austin, on December 12th at the Moody Theater. Fourth row, dead center seat. What a fantastic show with the a great example of what happens when you match one of the best rockabilly master guitar players in the world with a full swing band. We'll have to agree with all the other previous positive comments, if you never heard this outfit up close and personal, put it on your bucket list. And if you have what you think is a best in class home sound system, we recommend that you put this CD in and crank it up, this record will put it to the test as a reference recording. Awesome production.
Got this CD at a Borders store going out of business. For my 75% off, I got a great rockin' live CD. Brian and his boys do familiar and not so familiar material. I particularly like Boogie Woogie Santa Claus, The Man With The Bag, Zat You Santa Claus, Run Rudolph Run and the Nutcracker Medley. An excellent CD they will give you a rockin' Christmas.