MR. BIG - Live From The Living Room - One Acoustic Night

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Acoustic, Heavy Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 139 / 4-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Frontiers | Autor: ML

Live, Mr. Big is always a bank. Preferably when they play in Japan. After the reunion, they were able to score again with a top 10 score. While they have got off to a mediocre start in Europe, only a minority seems to be interested in them in their US-American homeland. Therefore logically after the "Back To Budokan" live disc (2009) again live from Nippon. But now they concentrate on largely acoustic instruments. Anyone who thinks that Mr. Big would be less virtuous with this is mistaken. Bassist Billy Sheehan and guitarist Paul Gilbert tear each other apart with playful rage and vocalist Eric Martin leads through the evening with a powerful voice. The only runaway to the bottom is the biggest hit of the band "To Be With You". Thanks to its acoustic orientation, also in the original, one could assume that the song is a self-propelled one, but far from it: On this evening they don't manage the balancing act between sentimentality and emotional depth in this case. On the other hand, everything works for the remaining nine pieces.

Top track: Still Ain't Enough For Me

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