Review by Marpow November 15, 2014 (5 of 6 found this review helpful)
|Bill Withers - Live At Carnegie Hall Hybrid SACD 2014
This is a 1973 live recording reissued by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab in 2014. My limited addition number is 01148. Mastered by Shawn R. Britton, MOFI, Sebastopol, CA.
I am not a big R&B person but this recording is now in my top 10 of live performances and I have been listening to music for quite awhile, a must purchase.
Bill Withers voice is a pure and very strong, true R&B voice. The band during this recording is perfect. It all comes together with a very enthusiastic live audience that you can hear throughout.
Packaging is cardboard gatefold with good inner liner notes. Small paper mini booklet contains individual photos of band and generic MOFI statement.
Stereo Sonics: There are some issues here and there with the sonic quality's of the recording, some drops, announcer's mic doesn't seem to be on same board, sometimes the audience can get a little loud, very little things. It does play beautifully and well balanced between speakers (right/left/sub).
Performance: is so strong it blows away imperfections in the sonic quality. This band and Bill Withers capture the audience and just elevates everybody, including myself all the way to the end.
I am so happy I took a risk and purchased this disc. I am going to listen again, right now. If you are looking for a disc to take you out of your normal genre, this is it.
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