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Classic Album Review: The Black Crowes | Live

This post-breakup set captures the southern rockers at the top of their game.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Given that the band has broken up and singer Chris Robinson’s solo debut New Earth Mud is due in late October, this posthumous double-live CD from The Black Crowes has the whiff of contract-filler. But if that’s true, Live certainly fills it out superbly.

Recorded at various stops on the band’s 2001 tour, this 19-song set captures the boys at the top of their game — cranking out the rockers like Hard to Handle, Think N Thin and Lickin’, laying back to jam like the dope-smokin’ hippies they are on Miracle To Me, Wiser Time and Cosmic Friend, and lacing up their soul shoes to get down on Black Moon Creeping and High Head Blues. Frankly, it’s enough to make you wonder if they really thought this whole breakup thing through.