Robert Gordon

Live at Lone Star

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Apparently recorded at New York's Lone Star Cafe, this concert album has surprisingly little audience ambience, but apart from that flaw is a decent if relatively unexciting account of Robert Gordon's live show. He covers most of the songs for which he was best known in the late 1970s and early '80s, with few surprises, and the sound quality is decent and consistent. There are better live documents of Gordon's work, but this certainly won't offend longtime fans or neophyte listeners, even if it also provides relatively few insights into the on-stage excitement that he could generate. And one sorely wishes that there were full credits and an account of the origins of the performance etc.

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