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Incredible sound and feel,
This review is from: Listener Supported (Audio CD)
Well, being a truly old-school DMB fan, I have to say that I'm very impressed with this album. Before I say why I am, let me just say that there are some reviewers on this website that claim that they are "hardcore" fans of DMB, but make incredibly stupid comments to back that claim up. Come on, I mean how can you call yourself a true fan and say that it was a mistake to have Boyd singing on this album? I'll bet that that reviewer doesn't even know that Boyd wrote that song, and that that song has a long history with DMB and the Boyd Tinsley Band. Sheesh.
In any case, I'm very impressed with the way this album came out. Even though there are some things that are definitely in need of improvement, such as the background singers in Long Black Veil, this show has an amazing mellow and cool feel about it. Even though it may not be one of their wildest shows, it's defintely one of their most unique and promising shows I've heard in a while. To prove this album isn't commercial, like many people are calling it, consider the jam at the beginning of the album. Come on, how many bands would ever release a "commercial" album with something like that to start it? I've seen them several times, and that never happened. I've heard many, many shows where a straight-up jam like that never occurred. So, please don't call this commercial.
In any case, please, if you are a DMB fan, buy this album. Of course, if you are a true one, you probably already have, but in any case, this is a rare oppurtunity to hear the band on top of their game and to hear them experimenting with a new, mellow sound. Excellent, excellent album.