IS TEXAS HEAVEN????
BILLYBOBUK | PLANO,TX | 08/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"LATEST NEW WEST RELEASE OF CONCERTS RECORDED FOR THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS PROGRAM MAINTAINS THE WONDERFUL HIGH STANDARD OF PREVIOUS ISSUES. THIS ONE BRINGS TOGETHER A TEXAS SINGER SONGWRITERS "IN THE ROUND",FEATURING WILLIE,WAYLON,KRIS,BILLY JOE SHAVER,AND THE ROSE AMONGST THE THORNS, KIMMIE RHODES.
GREAT INTERPLAY BETWEEN EVERYBODY,THE SONGS INDIVIDUAL AND MEMORABLE (WAYLONS "WATCH YOUR MAMMA AND ME",A PERSONAL ALLTIME FAV,GREAT TO HAVE IT HERE LIVE) ADDED BONUS IS THE SUPPORT MUSICIANS WHO INCLUDE KIMMIE AND BILLY JOES SONS GABE AND EDDIE(WHO COULD TEAR IT UP WITH THE BEST OF THEM, BUT HAD A WONDERFUL SOFT TOUCH WHEN PLAYING ACOUSTIC AS HERE--GOD BLESS EDDIE)WILLIE SON MICKEY RAPHAEL ALSO PRESENT ON HARMONICA.
THIS RELEASE RUNS AT ONLY 47MINS,AGAINST THE ORIGINAL TV AIRING WE DO GET NEW SONGS, UNFORTUNATELY WE LOSE BILLY AND EDDIE PLAYING "LIVE FOREVER" WHICH IS DISAPOINTING, BUT TO MAINTAIN THE HIGH STANDARD OF SOUND/VISION THIS WILL HAPPEN---WHAT WE GET IS PURE TEXAS GREATNESS FOR ALL THE WORLD TO ENJOY, GOD BLESS TEXAS."
Bazza | Sydney, N.S.W. Australia | 11/06/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Yes I agree with the other reviews that the artists on this release are all GREAT & that Nat West "live At Austin" has generally been of the most high standard.
Which is why this dvd surprises me. Only 47 minutes with at least 30 minutes of sensational material missing !!!
eg. Willie singing "sitting in limbo", Kris "here comes that rainbow again" & his song about Sam Peckinpah, BillyJoe "live forever" etc etc
They've also omitted a lot of amusing banter.
This could have been one of the BEST in the series but it's turned out far less than it should have been"
A Great Live Recording.
Peter Behr | Southern Sweden | 10/17/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Normaly I Don`t Like "Live" recordings, But This Album Is Something Special. Just The Way The Artists Acts And Performs Is Just Wonderful. Oh I Love This Record...++++++++++++"