Randy Bachman and Fred Turner are proof positive that old dogs really can learn new tricks. The duo released a new self-titled album in 2010, and followed that up with a huge show at New York City’s famed Roseland Ballroom on November 16, 2010. Now, fans of this classic rock duo can relive the magic of that performance both on cd and on blu-ray. Eagle Rock Entertainment recently released the show on a full length double-disc set. And now, long time fans have been rewarded with the full video portion of the concert with a blu-ray release set for June 26th.
Whether fans choose the double disc cd set or the blu-ray set, no one has been left out. Both the audio and video portions of the show present the concert in its entirety. And even at barely over an hour and half, every fan will be left feeling complete after experiencing this show. From the up-tempo ‘Let It Ride’ to the slower, bluesy ‘Waiting Game’, to the show closer and fan favorite, ‘Takin’ Care of Business’, Bachman & Turner’s Roseland concert will appeal to audiences young and old.
Bachman & Turner present music to fans all the way back to the days of Randy Bachman’s other huge name band, The Guess Who (‘American Woman’) all the way up to the band’s most recent release. But the band’s music isn’t all that makes this a great show for entire families. As subtle a factor as it is, another factor that makes this such a great presentation is that unlike so many other live shows out there, there’s not even a single foul word spoken throughout the entire set. So whether parents are trying to expose their kids to great classic rock, or they’re taking that trip down memory lane, it’s great to experience a live show that doesn’t go blue.
That the show doesn’t go blue is just one more positive to experiencing Bachman and Turner Live at the Roseland Ballroom. Fans of CBS’ hit late night talk show, The Late Show with David Letterman will relaly love the special guest appearnce near the show’s end, of none other than Dave’s bandleader, Paul Schaffer. The joy on his face as he helps to close the show is evident. It radiates from him to the band, and straight to the audience. That includes the home audience. So kudos to B&T for that, and for what is one heck of a live show for great music, a family friendly setting, and a great surprise appearance to add an extra kick to an already enjoyable experience. And kudos for forcing this reviewer to YET AGAIN shift his list of the year’s Top 10 Best Live Recordings as it has definitely found its way into the list, too.
Fans of Bachman and Turner can keep up with all the band’s latest news, tour dates and more online at http://www.bachmanandturner.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BachmanAndTurner?v=app_19935916616, on Myspace at http://www.myspace.com/bachmanandturner, and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/randybachman.
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