Monday, December 14, 2015

CD Review: BR549 Give Us "One Long Saturday Night" Live Album

Country, rockabilly band BR549 have recently released their first full-length live album "One Long Saturday Night" back in November. The show was recorded for German television back in 1996 and features the band promoting their self-titled debut album, which was released one month prior to this live performance. It captures the band's full, fun, up-tempo show that is sure to win you over as a fan of their music.

The nineteen-song set begins with the quick-pace, rockabilly original "Even If It's Wrong," before heading into their first cover song of the evening, "Long Gone Lonesome Blues." They slow down for the bluegrass feel of "Heartaches By The Number," but only for a moment as they get you back up on your feet, swinging to the "Hometown Boogie" and "Honky Tonk Boogie." The band add their country twang to Gram Parsons' "Big Mouth Blues" and then swing along to the "Cherokee Boogie." The set closes with the quick-paced rockabilly original "One Long Saturday Night" and the knee-slapping, hand-clapping rhythm of "Take Me Back To Tulsa." The disc adds four bonus tracks, recorded in Kumamoto, Japan in 1996. Highlights include the short two-minute, country swing of "Hillbilly Thang" and the BR549 sped-up version of the classic "Sweet Georgia Brown."

Also available with the CD is a DVD of the show, both were released through Bear Family Productions. To find out more about BR549 and their new live album "One Long Saturday Night," please visit bear-family.com.

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