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Leon Russell & New Grass Revival – The Live Album (2007)

Artist:Leon Russell & New Grass Revival
title:The Live Album
Year Of Release:2007
Label:Wounded Bird
Genre:Rock, Gospel, Bluegrass, Country-Rock
Quality:FLAC (tracks)/320 kbps
Total Time:39:41
Total Size:238/102 MB

Leon Russell & New Grass Revival – The Live Album (2007)
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01. Over The Rainbow
02. I’ve Just Seen A Face
03. One More Love Song
04. Pilgrim Land
05. Georgia Blues
06. I Believe To My Soul
07. Prince Of Peace
08. Rollin’ In My Sweet Baby’s Arms
09. Stranger In A Strange Land
10. I Want To Be At The Meeting
11. Wild Horses
12. Jamalaya
13. Caribbean
14. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
Keyboards, Lead Vocals – Leon Russell
Banjo, Backing Vocals – Courtney Johnson
Bass, Backing Vocals – John Cowan
Fiddle, Backing Vocals, Mandolin – Sam Bush
Guitar, Resonator Guitar [Dobro], Backing Vocals – Curtis Burch
Mandolin – Bill Kenner
Percussion – Ambrose Campbell
Leon Russell & New Grass Revival’s THE LIVE ALBUM (Paradise, PAX-3532) was recorded and videotaped on 5/15/80 at Perkins Palace in Pasadena, CA. Leon on keyboard and lead vocals is supported by Sam Bush (mandolin, fiddle, backing vocals), Courtney Johnson (banjo, backing vocals), John Cowan (bass, backing vocals), and Curtis Burch (guitar, dobro, backing vocals). Also appearing: Bill Kenner (mandolin) and Ambrose Campbell (percussion).
The concert often resembles a tent revival meeting, yet there’s much variety here. Leon’s take on “Over the Rainbow” is quite compelling. The Russell original, “Pilgrim Land” is a particular highlight. “Caribbean” was a c&w charter for Mitchell Torok three times between 1953 and ’59. The fervent “Prince of Peace” and “…Sweet Baby’s Arms” are quick tempoed. “…Strange Land” maintains that high energy; then it kicks into overdrive. Leon strips his vocal cords at its conclusion and during “…At the Meeting.

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