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Europe Live (PRD74401)
LP (12" album, 33 rpm), Import, Live
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Europe Live was recorded in venues across Johnson's tour of the continent, with the majority of the album capturing
his appearance at Amsterdam's Melkweg along with selections from two dates in Germany at Die Kantine in Köln and
Bochum Zeche and the Paris show at New Morning. Each appearance featured a unique set list, offering Johnson the
opportunity to cull this track listing from a wealth of repertoire captured.
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One of the most spectacular things about watching Eric play live is his ability to execute these incredibly complex compositions without hint that he's exerting any effort. Unlike watching an orchestra play a fantastically rehearsed symphony, it feels like Eric, with his band, invents a symphony off the cuff.
Europe Live feels more candid than any of his previous live albums. In fact, it feels like you are sitting at a round table in an intimate nightclub setting and soaking in the flavor of every note. It's wonderful.
The set list is comprehensive, spanning from his earlier "Tones" work to include his most recent "Up Close" tracks. Zenland comes up first after a teasing hint of Venus Isle in the introduction. Austin and Forty Mile keep the momentum going before switching gears to the jazzier Mr. P.C. and Manhattan. Zap and Last House are awesome treats. And, the bass player Chris Maresh plays phenomenally on Cliffs of Dover.
New Music? "Evinrude Fever" heads up the encore. Described as "just jamming" by Eric, I sure hope this makes it to a studio release sometime in the near future!
Collectively, the Europe Live release is a wonderful compilation of Eric's work. His three-piece band has truly never sounded better. The phenomenal Chris Maresh (bass) and Wayne Salzmann II (drums) complete the trio.
I'm certain this live collection will appeal equally to both casual and devoted fans. It's one of those "listen start to finish" albums. I highly recommend you pick it up!
Keep on putting out music Eric!