Goldmine - 4 Stars
The James Gang: Joe Walsh (guitars, keyboards, vocals), Dale Peters (bass), Jim Fox (drums).
Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York.
All songs written or co-written by Joe Walsh except "Stop" (Ragavoy/ Schuman), "You're Gonna Need Me" (Albert King), and "Lost Woman" (Dreja/Beck/Relf/McCarthy/Samwell-Smith).
The James Gang: Joe Walsh (guitar, keyboards, vocals); Dale Peters (bass); Jim Fox (drums).
The James Gang earned a great number of fans through their live performances, so it made sense that they would release a live record within months of their successful third album. Live in Concert captures much of the energy of their live performances, with Joe Walsh's guitar solos catching fire on nearly every song. However, the record also makes it clear that he was beginning to outgrow the confines of the James Gang, as Fox and Peters struggled to keep up with his imaginative playing for most of the album. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine