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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
With Live, Vieux Farka Toure makes a great leap toward becoming the first African electric guitar player to be a Western rock star. Make no mistake: for all the African modes and percussion, this is an out and out rock & roll album, and an absolute corker of a live disc. Far from being retiring, Toure uses this as a real guitarfest, a chance to showcase his deliciously fluid style. What sets him apart, besides his massive technical ability, is the fluidity and imagination of his playing. He might have shared the bill with several rock bands on his quick rise to fame, but it's his African roots that add a special zing to what he does, marking him out as a true ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
With Live, Vieux Farka Toure makes a great leap toward becoming the first African electric guitar player to be a Western rock star. Make no mistake: for all the African modes and percussion, this is an out and out rock & roll album, and an absolute corker of a live disc. Far from being retiring, Toure uses this as a real guitarfest, a chance to showcase his deliciously fluid style. What sets him apart, besides his massive technical ability, is the fluidity and imagination of his playing. He might have shared the bill with several rock bands on his quick rise to fame, but it's his African roots that add a special zing to what he does, marking him out as a true original. He also plays well with others. When Jeff Lang joins on slide for "Walaidu" the two seem to fit perfectly together, as if they'd spent years on the same stage. With a crack band behind him, Toure tears it up as often as he can. This is light on the singing that features on his studio albums, but it highlights what's rapidly become his defining quality, his guitar virtuosity. He can hold his own with any of the guitar greats, from any era. No longer is he just his father's son. It's not a case of a star being born, but of striding out and loudly announcing his arrival.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/2010
  • Label: Six Degrees
  • UPC: 657036116528
  • Catalog Number: 1165
  • Sales rank: 114,995

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fafa (5:51)
  2. 2 Slow Jam (4:10)
  3. 3 Nha Maïmouna Poussaniamba (6:35)
  4. 4 Diaraby Magni (5:33)
  5. 5 Souba Souba (5:47)
  6. 6 Maïga (7:24)
  7. 7 Walaïdu (8:44)
  8. 8 Aï Haïra (7:39)
  9. 9 Chérie Lé (7:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vieux Farka Touré Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Fender Stratocaster
Yossi Fine Bass, Guest Appearance
Jeff Lang Guitar, Guest Appearance
Tim Keiper Percussion, Drums
Aly Magassa Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Mamadou Sidibé Bass
Souleymane Kané Background Vocals, Djembe, Calabash
Technical Credits
Bob Duskis Executive Producer
John Karr Engineer, Live Sound
Jerry Peat Engineer
Traditional Composer
Vieux Farka Touré Composer
Jack Kennedy Engineer
Mark Reveley Mastering
Brett Doig Engineer, Live Sound
Matthew Erskine Engineer, Live Sound
Thos Lesser Engineer
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