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It's now! It's live (MCA Canada, 1997)

The Mavericks

Reviewed by Jeffrey B. Remz

The import only live disc from The Mavericks was recorded in Canada (it almost didn't even happen due to weather problems), and the seven-song disc captures the country side of The Mavs where they may be best, onstage. Self-produced, the mix is top-notch with Malo's vocals clear, but the band pushing along the songs (the lead-off "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down").

Long-time sidekick/keyboardist Jerry Dale McFadden gets a turn on lead vocals with a version of Merle Haggard's "(Tonight) The Bottle Let Me Down." At 31-minutes, this is far from greatest hits live. "There Goes My Heart" and "What A Crying Shame" are the only other two hits here. The disc closes with a studio cut of "I Don't Care If You Love Me Anymore." Fine album with one problem - at 31 minutes, it's too short.


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