2012 has featured some spectacular live albums and the staff at Blues Rock Review got together to vote for the year’s top 5.
Visit back on December 5 as we unveil the Top 20 Albums of 2012.
5. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Everybody’s Talkin’
“This two-disc live album is an excellent second album for the band. The Tedeschi Trucks Band live is something every fan should experience and this album gives that chance!” – Liz Lohnes
4. Warren Haynes Band: Live At The Moody Theater
“The most admirable quality of Live At The Moody Theater is that it feels like a well-conceived, fleshed out album that operates as its own entity; it just happens to have been recorded in front of an audience.” – Jason Bank
3. Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Theatre – Live From New York
“Bonamassa has outdone himself here, amassing a huge offering of live experiences nearly flawless enough to be mistaken for studio work. The decision to team up with other artists was a good one, and little is left to be desired by this landmark live recording.”
– Tyler Quiring
2. Black Country Communion: Live Over Europe
“The double album was a good way for the band to prove what they can deliver on stage and show off their respectful feedback from the crowds.” – George Podaras
1. John Butler: Tin Shed Tales
“Tin Shed Tales has a very honest sound to the album; it’s clean and clear in quality and it hits the soul very easily because of how quickly the listeners can connect to Butler’s voice. It’s also very enjoyable to hear how Butler adjusts each song that he plays to only be played by one instead of a full band.” – Victoria Espinoza