1/5 Irish band Jukebox Gypsy have released their second album of 2011 and it's a fine collection of songs recorded at The Bog Lane Theatre in Ballymahon.
The 16 tracks on the live album showcases everything that's great about the Jukebox Gypsy live set. The album acts as a 'best of' from the self titled debut and the second album 'The Month' along with a cover from Lindisfarne called 'Run for Home' and an old traditional 'The Ballad of Jesse James'.
The tracks chosen are in the main heavily influenced by Americana Folk and ballads. Highlights for me include the lyrically wonderful song 'The Month', the harmonious 'The Redwood Song' and the tracks with Johanna on lead vocals; 'Riverbed' and 'Down to the river to Pray'. There are many nice introductions included with the tracks as well as some 'hard to hear' in-jokes with the crowd.
For me the album is a fine collection of songs from the band's catalogue which serves as a perfect introduction to the band.
Jukebox Gypsy - Live at the Bog Lane Theatre [10 out of 12]
Riverbed by Ben Blance
Buy the album: http://jukeboxgypsy.bigcartel.com/
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