Just got done listening to both cd's...some observations:
If this is the last thing we get from Raspberries, it is a fitting end- the energy from the band and the fans is electric!
As Bernie noted earlier- the Carmen/Bryson harmonies are tight!
The harmonies and instrumental parts from the overdubs are fabulous!
When guitars need to jangle, they jangle. When guitars need to wail, they wail!
Although not note perfect, both cd's are 'hot'- a very live sound! You can tell where the vocals have been tweaked, but it's tastefully done.
A few standouts for me on first listen- "Let's Pretend" (rich harmonies and jangly guitars- best version I've heard). "Overnight Sensation" (Hit Record- I'd say so). "I Can Remember" (so good). "Starting Over" (o.k., I've listened to this version 6 times already- my favorite version and song from any Raspberries album- EVER). "Go All The Way" (took me all the way- what a way to finish the set- everything clicking on this one).
Which brings me to why this double cd is sooooo good. Tommy Allen just nails the production. It sounds great with headphones. It's sounds great on my 7 speaker floor monitors. It's mixed so darn good, I almost can't improve upon it with my equalizer, which is something I can't say for any of my other live albums. Just tremendous!
Thanks one and all for this recording. It was worth the wait!