Live in Austin Texas

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
The Mavericks are talented enough to do any number of things with their music, which has been just a bit problematic for them since their breakthrough with 1994's What a Crying Shame, as they shuffle back and forth between country, sophisticated pop, and Latin accents in the studio without sounding as if they've found a permanent home with any of them. But they can play pretty much anything they set their minds to and make it work, and Raul Malo's glorious pipes are always a joy to hear, and on this live album their ambitious eclecticism works strongly in their favor. Live in Austin Texas finds an augmented version of the Mavericks complete with horn section pulling out all...
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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
The Mavericks are talented enough to do any number of things with their music, which has been just a bit problematic for them since their breakthrough with 1994's What a Crying Shame, as they shuffle back and forth between country, sophisticated pop, and Latin accents in the studio without sounding as if they've found a permanent home with any of them. But they can play pretty much anything they set their minds to and make it work, and Raul Malo's glorious pipes are always a joy to hear, and on this live album their ambitious eclecticism works strongly in their favor. Live in Austin Texas finds an augmented version of the Mavericks complete with horn section pulling out all the stops for a vocally enthusiastic audience, and here they jump from one style to another with a surefooted abandon, sounding confident and enthusiastic at every turn. Malo is front and center on this performances, as well he should be, but his partners Robert Reynolds on bass and guitar, Paul Deakin drums and percussion, and Eddie Perez guitars give the singer as good as they get, and while this set list isn't exactly full of surprises, one spin reveals these guys are born showmen who approach each song with equal shares of passion and chops. Malo in particular sounds like he's having one hell of a good time at this show, and the audience is with him all the way -- and from the sound of this show, you sure can't blame 'em. Wherever they choose to go, the truly great Mavericks have talent as wide as their vision, and Live in Austin Texas captures them firing on all cylinders. If you can't find something on this album to groove to, maybe you ought not to bother with this whole music thing in the first place.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • Label: Sanctuary Records
  • UPC: 060768471528
  • Catalog Number: 84715
  • Sales rank: 23,071

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Mavericks Primary Artist
Jeff Coffin Tenor Saxophone
Paul Deakin Drums, Vibes, Group Member
Raul Malo Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Jerry Dale McFadden Organ, Piano, Background Vocals
Steve Patrick Trumpet
Robert Reynolds Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
Alberto Salas Percussion, Piano
Matt Nygren Trumpet
Nichol Thompson Trombone
Robert Chevrier Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Background Vocals
Eddie Perez Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Group Member
David Carroll Double Bass
David Carrol Upright Bass
Tom Lewis Percussion, Drums
Eddie Perez Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Al Anderson Composer
Don Cobb Mastering
Malcolm Harper Engineer
Kostas Composer
Raul Malo Arranger, Composer
Estella Olson Composer
Dan Russo Producer, Audio Production
Ernesto Lecuona Casado Composer
Alan Miller Composer
Eric Conn Mastering
Matt Nygren Arranger
Jaime Hanna Composer
Meg Harkins Producer, Audio Production
Theodore Morse Composer
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