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You cant argue with the liner notes
on May 25, 2002
..., this is a outstanding live recording of Walsh material... it's not going to (supposed to) sound like studio versions of the same material. And remember, this was released in 1976, no digital enhancement devices here (just listen to the amp buzz during Vitale's flute solo on Turn to Stone).
For me this recording is about the soul the musicians put into the performance! Every time I listen I can see Walsh step back from the mic, drop his head and rip it up on Walk Away. And Rocky Mountain Way is given a keyboard treatment that shows the song for the fine, fine blues statement that it is. Put on a pair of headphones and really listen to the organ and piano that drives the underlying rhythm line. You absolutly will be moving every part of your body with a Ray Charles sway and bounce!
As for the personnel, here's the straight poop as read from the original release vinyl album (yes I still own it and play it almost 30 years later, so much for the theory that vinyl [stinks]). Anyway as listed on the back of the inside, cardboard dust jacket, not the back of the album cover, the credits include: Willie Weeks,Bass; Joe Vitale,Drums (he doesn't get credit for the flute solo, but it's him); Andy Newmark,Drums; Don Felder(joined the Eagles in'74), Guitar; Joe Walsh,Guitar; Rocky Dzidzonru,percussion; Jay Ferguson,keyboards; David Mason, keyboards. Vocals on "Help Me Through the Night" by Glenn Frey, Don Henly, Don Felder and Joe Walsh.
Buy this CD, fire it up (as the man said LOUD) and you just may find yourself taping up the door, jammin' a damp towel at it's base, and put'en a fan in the window... blowing out!
Whoever said "You can't go home again", may have been right, but for us 45 year olds, this CD might at least get you back to college...
Whatever you do, Don't "Just turn your pretty head and Walk Away"!