Live @ The Fillmore

Album Review of Live @ The Fillmore by Lucinda Williams.

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Live @ The Fillmore

Lucinda Williams

Live @ The Fillmore by Lucinda Williams

Release Date: May 10, 2005
Record label: Lost Highway
Genre(s): Rock, Singer-Songwriter, Live, Alt-Country

80 Music Critic Score
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Live @ The Fillmore - Very Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 80
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Lucinda Williams has earned a reputation for her meticulous approach to making albums, but a careful listen to her work suggests that she isn't trying to make her music sound perfect, she just wants it to sound right, and she isn't afraid to spend the extra time waiting for the charmed moment to get caught on tape. This attitude seems to be borne out in her first-ever concert album, Live @ The Fillmore, which manages to sound carefully considered, and a model of "warts and all" authenticity at the same time. Recorded during a three-night stand in San Francisco, the album captures Williams' band in superb form -- Doug Pettibone's guitars, Taras Prodaniuk's bass, and Jim Christie's drums merge into a tight and emphatic groove machine that can match Williams's many moods, whether she's quietly contemplative on "Blue," rocking out hard on "Changed the Locks," or howling the blues on "Essence," while the deeply resonant recording and mix gives them the royal treatment.

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