CD released: Oct 08, 2013
HIGHWAY SONG LIVE
Special Deluxe Collector s Edition / Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology / Classic Southern rock live album featuring Rickey Medlocke / Contains Gimme, Gimme, Gimme , Good Morning , Every Man Should Know (Queenie) and Highway Song / 12 page full colour booklet 3,500 word essay, enhanced artwork, photos and new interview with Rickey Medlocke. CLASSIC LIVE albums have a special place in our hearts. The likes of Thin Lizzy, The Who, The Allman Brothers Band, Peter Frampton and a host of others have for one reason or another pretty much earned their reputations based solely on live performance and their respected live album. It is also true for Blackfoot, one of the hardest working bands of the era, who captured a definitive live set with Highway Song Live , a work of sheer perfection and ballsy brilliance. Issued in 1982, and recorded by the Rolling Stones mobile on the bands UK tour of the same year, the excitement and energy of Blackfoot is palpable. Crammed full of their most popular tracks, the songs are transformed and taken to another level of accomplishment. The band's stamina and strength cut through the recordings like a knife through butter supported by audiences that are almost as loud and as boisterous as the band themselves. There is no more moving moment than at the finale of the eight minute long version of Highway Song when the Newcastle audience breaks into a spontaneous chorus of Howay The Lads . It's true to say that Blackfoot would never go on to scale the heights set here. Sure, they would continue at a pace but with internal record label politics paying havoc with their future, this record would be the last statement of honest intent from a band held in the highest of esteem.