Dave Edmunds was always notorious for his perfectionist approach to studio recordings, so his skills as a live performer were often overlooked. Although it has been doctored slightly in the studio, I Hear You Rockin' the Hits Live is an energetic, enjoyable record demonstrating that the roots-rocker can be a fun, charismatic performer when he chooses. The album's set list draws heavily from his classic late-'70s records ("Girls Talk," "Here Comes the Weekend," "Queen of Hearts," "Crawling from the Wreckage," "I Knew the Bride [When She Used to Rock & Roll]," "Ju Ju Man"), adding the hits "I Hear You Knockin'" and "Slipping Away," plus "Information" for good measure. It's a basic primer, delivered with passion, making it a fine record for die-hard fans.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine