March 27, 2012
Rockbeat Records
Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Early R&B, Soul-Blues, Country Soul, Retro-Soul, Southern Soul, Deep Soul

Album Review

Solomon Burke, the so-called King of Rock & Soul, was exactly that, a king in concert. He wove strands of country, soul, rock & roll, and horn-laced jazz and funk with the fire and joy of a gospel revival meeting, and his message, to love each other, blurred the lines between sacred and secular into meaninglessness. This powerful two-disc set captures a concert Burke gave in Lugano, Switzerland in 2008, two years before his death. Fronting a 14-piece band complete with brass and strings, Burke is commanding and brilliant, pulling out the country-soul on "That's How I Got to Memphis" and "Georgia on My Mind" and the secular gospel on "A Change Is Gonna Come" and "What a Wonderful World," before bringing the house down with a rousing, onrushing revival tent crescendo on "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love." Burke could testify. This explosive live show leaves no doubt of that.
Steve Leggett, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. That's How I Got to Memphis
  2. Fast Train
  3. Diamond in Your Mind
  4. Cry to Me
  5. Georgia on My Mind
  6. Like a Fire
  7. Down in the Valley
  8. Medley, Pt. 1: If You Need Me [Medley]
  9. Medley, Pt. 2: Tonight's the Night [Medley]
  10. Medley, Pt. 3: Almost Lost My Mind [Medley]
  11. Medley, Pt. 4: He'll Have to Go [Medley]
  12. Medley, Pt. 5: I Can't Stop Loving You [Medley]
  13. Detroit City
  14. A Change Is Gonna Come
  15. None of Us Are Free
  16. Band Introduction
  17. I Will Survive
  18. Misty Blue
  19. Got to Get You Off My Mind
  20. Don't Give Up on Me
  21. Atta Way to Go
  22. Medley, Pt. 1: Proud Mary [Medley]
  23. Medley, Pt. 2: Lucille
  24. Medley, Pt. 3: Good Golly Miss Molly
  25. Medley, Pt. 4: Tutti Frutti
  26. Medley, Pt. 5: Rock This Joint
  27. Medley, Pt. 1: Johnny B. Goode [Medley]
  28. Medley, Pt. 2: Shake, Rattle & Roll
  29. Medley, Pt. 3: Lucille
  30. I Give My Heart to You
  31. I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to Be Free)
  32. What a Wonderful World
  33. Silent Night, Holy Night
  34. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love