Jeff Burger has reviewed the new Live In Bilbao album on the Blog Critics website. You can read the full review on the website. Here’s a bit of what he had to say.
“Elliott Murphy’s catalog of more than four dozen first-rate albums ranks among rock’s best-kept secrets. If you’re familiar with his name, chances are you’re old enough to remember his handful of 1970s releases on major U.S. labels, which earned him excellent reviews and a “new Dylan” tag. Either that or you live in Europe, where this New York–born rocker has been based in subsequent decades and has built a devoted cult following.
“Murphy shines particularly brightly when he’s on stage. His catalog includes more than a few fine concert CDs and videos, but a show that he recorded in Bilbao, Spain, in January 2015 offers a particularly good place to start discovering why his audiences cheer so loudly. You can download a high-quality video of Live in Bilbao from his website for free (though a modest donation is suggested). If you act quickly, you can also buy on the same site a newly issued, signed, limited-edition 69-minute CD that includes all but a couple of encores from the concert. (Only 300 copies have been pressed.)”
Read the entire review on the Blog Critics website.