Here we are with yet another entry in the Beard’s live album discography. This differs from the others as it was recorded on a boat(!): the so-called Progressive Nation at Sea cruise and also features a certain Neal Morse on June and The Light.
The album features a good mix of old versus new (3 new, 3 old!):
- Something Very Strange (09:07)
- Hiding Out (07:45)
- Walking on the Wind (09:55)
- Waiting for Me (14:37)
- June (7:09)
- The Light (19:19)
As you would expect from the Beard, audio quality is first rate, the performances are mostly top-notch with a nod going to Alan Morse, who must surely be one of the most underrated guitarists around. A brilliant player.
There are a couple of bum notes in The Light, which is to be expected, I guess, but it in no way detracts from what I consider to the their best live album by miles.
Heartily and unreservedly recommended.