Review by Sean McGuinness
The second release from the Paddy, Tom, Bobby, O'Connell line-up. Bobby called this album "crap." Paddy was a bit more diplomatic when saying that it wasn't their "best effort." Although this is a live recording, it sounds as if the audience is in a land far far away. To top things off, the album is mixed very badly and sounds muddy. This is by far the worst live recording they have ever made and is available on CD.
The only three tracks worth mentioning are "Master McGrath", which is a different version altogether from the version on the "In Concert" album, "Sister Josephine" sung by Robbie O'Connell, and "Off To Philadelphia", an old music hall song sung by Tom. Other than these tracks, this CD features inferior versions of songs that have been recorded countless numbers of times and songs which really shouldn't have been done at all (i.e. "Eddystone Light", "Bantry Girls Lament" and "Pub With No Beer"). There is some good stage banter, however.
I rate this CD a C-.
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