- Summary: The 18-track collection of live tracks recorded in September 1973 at Los Angeles' The Roxy soon after the singer-songwriter and the Santa Monica Flyers had completed recording of 1975's Tonight's The Night.
- Record Label: Reprise
- Genre(s): Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Hard Rock, Country-Rock
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Positive: 8 out of 8
Mixed: 0 out of 8
Negative: 0 out of 8
UncutApr 24, 2018In every respect, the performance captured here is as raw and un-redacted as the original record. ... What times. [Jun 2018, p.42]
Apr 26, 2018They are, as you might expect, meatier and with more snap than the recorded versions, yet still lean and taut. There are no extended solos or long, drawn out moments of vamping. The band treats the show like a good club gig: playing their hearts out and encouraging the very vocal audience to join them in the fun.
May 16, 2018Both a searing, emotional performance of Young and an ace band firing on all cylinders and a time capsule of West Hollywood in the early 1970s, the recording illuminates long-gone magic. Masterfully mixed, you can hear the delicate interplay among Young, guitarist-pianist Lofgren, the late steel guitarist Keith, bassist Talbot and drummer Molina.
Apr 24, 2018The banter's remarkably jocular, Young shouting out Fifties superstar stripper Candy Barr and cracking wise like a tipsy hippie Henny Youngman ("Welcome to Miami Beach! I'd like to thank my managers for introducing me. … Ten years in the business, folks. I feel like Perry Como!") But the songs are dark as a moonless night.
Apr 24, 2018On-stage, these same songs straighten themselves out and, in the process, get a touch lighter. On Tonight's the Night, it often appeared as if Young and his crew learned the songs as they recorded them, but on Roxy, the Santa Monica Flyers have the changes under their belts and are really in the mood to have a good time.
Classic Rock MagazineJun 8, 2018It's strange, and wonderful, to hear these now-cherished songs take their first teetering steps. [Jun 2018, p.90]
MojoApr 24, 2018What remarkable about the Roxy recordings, though, is the focus an power of the Santa Monica Flyers. ... The live performances a few days later are more robust, without diminishing the wired ambience. [Jun 2018, p.103]
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