|Sammy Hagar Hallelujah (Live)||Sanctuary|
Much like Sammy's last studio album Not For Sale, this greatest hits live package, recorded on the Sam & Dave show, is as raw as dogs balls. |
The last album contained some great songs, but was pretty raw and this live recording is a perfect companion to it. The recording is totally devoid of overdubs (something I always appreciate), but does sound like it was recorded on a budget.
Sonically I've heard better - even some bootlegs I've got are better recorded - the problem here being that this just sounds too loud in places and a little distorted. The sound may be rough, but at least it's in your face and clear enough.
But those small issues aside, this album rocks! The track listing is first rate, covering the best of recent and classic Sammy, plus adding the very excellent benefits of guest appearances from Michael Anthony and Gary Cherone.
It's great to hear Anthony and Hagar together again, the VH bass players high pitch backing vocals unmistakable.
Another factor in this album's favor is although it's record in several venues, the album still flows pretty well.
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