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Release Info: Peter Green Splinter Group - Soho Live At Ronnie Scotts
When this was originally released in the spring of 1999, the limited edition of 20,000 CDs sold out in the first week. It's not hard to hear why, this is Peter Green and the early line-up of Splinter Group (with Neil Murray) really getting into top gear and motoring.
Superior to 1997's self-titled live album this 2CD set includes the entire show, with some old Mayal/Mac classics such as Black Magic Woman (excellent), Rattlesnake Snake (even better) and Supernatural (Green at his very best) and some blues standards. There's even a semi acoustic set in the middle for some Robert Johnson songs.
What strikes the listener is that everybody is playing enthusiastically, the intimate venue meant that everybody had to play more quiet than usual. The recording is truly top notch, with minimal production applied (a godsend in this increasingly fake electronic age).
Recommended for blues fans, Green fans and anybody who appreciates a good song and good musicianship!