• Record Label: Badman
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2002
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. 90
    A beautiful album -- and it's a double live set, dammit! Brilliant.
  2. It's a strong accomplishment, and if you were unlucky enough to have missed this intimate string of shows, it's a document that comes close to bringing the experience into your own home.
  3. Completely devoid of instrumental flash, it is an album that succeeds on several levels.
  4. Uncut
    80
    Amply demonstrates the man's craft, the inherent strength of apparently fragile blooms added extra ballast by painterly shades of guitar, piano and strings. [Apr 2003, p.105]
  5. The sound of the recording is clear, the audience is not annoying and Hayden’s banter in between is quite humorous and as good as the music.
  6. There are no real shocks or surprises on this album; instead a number of more understated delights come through.
  7. Unlike many live albums, which edit out or otherwise correct artists' less than studio-perfect moments, this album offers Hayden at face value. It captures his faults, but it also captures his strengths.
  8. The monotonous stretches of this concert package make it difficult to feel anything about him at all. The proceedings lack a transporting element; if this disc is playing while one is stuck in traffic, one will feel very much stuck in traffic.
  9. The sad truth is that few of the songs top their studio counterparts.

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