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Classic Album Review: Allison Moorer | Show

The country-rocker's live release is definitely a keeper — if you can find it anywhere.

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


There are three good reasons to buy this live offering from country-rocker Allison Moorer sooner rather than later.

The first reason: Even though Show has only been out a few weeks, Moorer has already parted ways with her label, which likely means this 16-track disc could very likely vanish from shelves quickly. The second: Initial pressings come with a bonus DVD of the 75-minute set, which was taped in Nashville last January and includes guest spots by Kid Rock (who does not do Picture, sadly) and Moorer’s country-phenom sis Shelby Lynne (who does a couple of songs, including Is Heaven Good Enough For You, written for their slain mother). The last and most important reason: It’s a little gem of a live album, thanks to some crack performances by the backing band, a set list that encompasses everything from Stonesy roots-rockers to country weepers, and the irresistible charm of Moorer’s rich pipes. Get it while the getting is good.