Live From Across The Pond [2 CD]
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Oh, and BTW, Cray doesn't have a "whammy bar." He plays a Strat with a hard-tail bridge (i.e., no tremelo).
A footnote to the above review i my 4 stars should be viewed as a conservative rating (after all Amazon does not allow half stars) and not reflecting anything about this disc.
Thank heavens I stuck with the two disc set. This is the Cray lineup at its best live.
Throw away 'I Was Warned' as too noisy and 'Back Door Slam' as uninspired. But, the rest of the album shows a working band on the road giving its all opening for Clapton at the cavernous Royal Albert Hall.
There are some bright lights on this album: I Was Warned and Time Makes Two are riveting and intense. It is time for Cray to get some new collaborators as he and his longtime band have settled into a deep and somnambulent rut.
There are many better ways to enjoy Cray's music than this. I strongly recommend Strong Persuader and I Was Warned as the best ways into his songbook.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having been a Robert Cray fan for over 20 years I found this album lacking in any kind of sparkle or interest. The guitar work seems flat, the band sound bored. Read morePublished on August 30, 2009 by Joe Lynch
Excellent artist, beautiful work. Thanks Robert for giving us such a gift. Hope to see you live sometime.Published on June 14, 2009 by A. Amorin
I was very excited to have a Robert Cray live CD until I listened to this. Robert Cray is an incredible musician with some very complex structured songs. Read morePublished on April 29, 2009 by The Historian
Ted Drozdowski in the Amazon.com Editorial Review above says, "Overall, this set will please Cray's die-hard fans, but is unlikely to lure new listeners. Read morePublished on October 9, 2008 by Jonathan Sherman
Live from Across the Pond Typically not a huge fan of live CD's, this seems to be very well engineered. A good mix of driving beats, great song writing with soulful ballads. Read morePublished on January 26, 2008 by L. Wheat