Gravel Road Music just released their third 1971-show. This time it is the January 28 M.S., previously released by the late great Fort Baxter label as Lean, Mean and Kickin’ Butt.
GRM delivers their usual high quality. The booklet is a tasteful mixture of pictures and interesting text, mainly original clippings from several newspapers.
The fold out case has live shots on most panels, only behind the CD there is room for GRM’s other two releases of 1971 shows: Snowbird and Only Believe.
The show is great. Not too much fooling around and great deliveries of e.g. You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin, Polk Salad Annie and Suspicious Minds. A very big pro for this show is the closing, not the ever so boring Can’t Help Falling In Love, but The Impossible Dream closes this one.
For those that were lucky enough to have the original Baxter release: this disc is a huge improvement soundwise. It still isn’t the best soundboard around, but it is definitely better than the original.
I would say this is a must have. Great show in better quality than before.