Wednesday, June 3, 2009

CD of the Day - "Albert Collins: Live at Montreux"

CD of the Day
Albert Collins: "Live at Montreux 1992" (Eagle/ST2) 2009

The Iceman is in remarkable form on this seven-song live date, offering proof positive that his smoldering Texas-style electric blues is ageless. With a set list that spans from his early hit "Frosty" to tracks from his 1991 release, "Iceman," Albert Collins's stinging technique makes his Telecaster sing out over his no-holds-barred full electric band. A deeply satisfying blues excursion, "Live at Montreux 1992" was recorded merely a year before Collins's death from cancer, making it a fitting tribute as well as a fine concert recording. A DVD version of this concert was already available, including as an added bonus four lengthy tracks from Albert Collins' 1979 appearance at Montreux.

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