Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. Oct 30, 2013
    No one’s taking anything too seriously, but if this were a DVD it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Ry flashing the biggest grin in the room.
  2. The set list's rather obvious and the interstitial chat goes on a bit, but the heart of the man is there to be heard.
  3. Sep 16, 2013
    For those who've longed for the return of his immediate, loose, warm, live recordings, Live at the Great American Music Hall is where it's at.
  4. Sep 16, 2013
    Ultimately, while not preferable to seeing a live Cooder performance in person, Live In San Francisco is a terrific encapsulation of an unlikely, remarkable career, one that has surprisingly only gotten stronger as Cooder has gotten older.
  5. Uncut
    Oct 8, 2013
    An oddly uneven set. [Nov 2013, p.67]
  6. 60
    Cooder requires considerable forces to realise his amalgams of blues, rock, folk, reggae and Mexican music, and here his band is expanded by the extraordinary, shrill horns of the 10-piece La Banda Juvenil.
  7. Sep 16, 2013
    It’s that free-flowing vibe that helps make this seem more like an overdue reunion for the home town crowd as much as any attempt at a polished performance.

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