Live from Atlanta

Live from Atlanta

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by Lucero
     
 

The American South is the home of "loosely tight," the blessed phenomenon when a band is striking hard on all cylinders but still has a potent, satisfying swing in their step as they command the groove. Proud sons of Memphis, Tennessee, Lucero present a master's class in "loosely tight" on Live from Atlanta, a 32-song live set recordedSee more details below

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The American South is the home of "loosely tight," the blessed phenomenon when a band is striking hard on all cylinders but still has a potent, satisfying swing in their step as they command the groove. Proud sons of Memphis, Tennessee, Lucero present a master's class in "loosely tight" on Live from Atlanta, a 32-song live set recorded in November 2013 during a three-night stand in the Peach State. Lucero are vocally proud of their status as road dogs who tour relentlessly year after year, and Live from Atlanta confirms that hard work has paid dividends. On this album, the band is in splendid form, rocking with swagger and sweat on tunes like "Sweet Little Thing" and "On My Way Downtown," dipping into an atmospheric mood on "Union Pacific Line," "Texas and Tennessee," and "Raising Hell," or laying out some 100-proof boogie on "Women and Work" and "Juniper." Lead singer Ben Nichols shows off his profoundly satisfying rasp on these tunes, demonstrating the fine things bourbon and nicotine can do for a honky tonk singer's instrument, and the band was absolutely on point when these tapes rolled, especially keyboard man Rick Steff, horn players Jim Spake and Scott Thompson, and guitarist Brian Venable. Lucero can rock hard, but with real soul and a passion that recalls what was good about Southern rock before it became a mass of cliches, with added street smarts and ferocity that brings this into the 21st century. And in the tradition of the glory days of Southern rock, this is a live album that really does capture how good Lucero can be when they're giving their all for an audience (who are audibly happy to be hearing them strut their stuff); this honestly captures what Lucero does best as well as The Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East did for that iconic band. When the band close down their set with "Tears Don't Matter Much," you'd think they would be spent and ready to send the fans home, until they pull out six more songs for the encore; Lucero are musicians and showmen at the same time, and Live from Atlanta captures both sides beautifully. If you're any kind of fan, this is essential.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/12/2014
Label:
Liberty
UPC:
0887158824081
catalogNumber:
42214
Rank:
30751

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. I Can Get Us Out of Here  -  Lucero
  2. On My Way Downtown  -  Lucero
  3. Nights Like These  -  Lucero
  4. Sounds of the City  -  Lucero
  5. I'll Just Fall  -  Lucero
  6. Union Pacific Line  -  Lucero
  7. Sweet Little Thing  -  Lucero
  8. Slow Dancing  -  Lucero
  9. Women & Work  -  Lucero
  10. Raising Hell  -  Lucero
  11. Texas & Tennessee  -  Lucero
  12. Breathless Love  -  Lucero
  13. Goodbye Again  -  Lucero
  14. Juniper  -  Lucero
  15. Tonight Ain't Gonna Be Good  -  Lucero
  16. My Best Girl  -  Lucero

Disc 2

  1. Like Lightning  -  Lucero
  2. Summer Song  -  Lucero
  3. It Gets the Worst at Night  -  Lucero
  4. That Much Further West  -  Lucero
  5. Mom  -  Lucero
  6. The War  -  Lucero
  7. All Sewn Up  -  Lucero
  8. What Else Would You Have Me Be?  -  Lucero
  9. Tears Don't Matter Much  -  Lucero
  10. Drink Till We're Gone  -  Lucero
  11. Rick's Booogie (Three O's)  -  Lucero
  12. Bastard's Lullaby  -  Lucero
  13. It May Be Too Late  -  Lucero
  14. A Dangerous Thing  -  Lucero
  15. The Last Song  -  Lucero
  16. Fistful of Tears  -  Lucero

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lucero   Primary Artist
Jim Spake   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Group Member
Rick Steff   Organ,Piano,Accordion,Group Member
Roy Berry   Percussion,Drums,Group Member
John C. Stubblefield   Bass,Group Member
Ben Nichols   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Scott Thompson   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Group Member
Brian Venable   Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Jeff Powell   Mastering
Rick Steff   Composer
Brad Blackwood   Mastering
Kevin Houston   Producer,Engineer
Lucero   Producer
Ben Nichols   Composer
Brian Venable   Composer
Nicole Kilbert   Cover Photo,Back Cover Photo
Joe Brown   Live Sound
Jimmy Perlman   Tour Manager

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