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I'm a huge Isbell fan and have seen him several times, purchased all the albums, etc. I write this out of love. Go listen to a few tracks on Youtube before you buy this, and if the quality is acceptable to you then buy it. This is the worst recording of a live show that I've ever heard released. I've heard bootlegs recorded on Tascams that sound better than this.
Right out of the gate on the first track, it's almost as if they didn't mic up the snare drum or had it muted on the recording, and all you can hear is the echo from the snare, which is off tempo to the rest of the band. Ten seconds in and I knew something was wrong. It's not until track 3 or 4 where they get that fixed.
There are some good moments but the recording ruins it for me, and the show comes off as low energy and flat. That's the opposite of how I've felt when I'm actually at one of The 400 Unit's shows, so this album does a bad job of showcasing Isbell and band's live abilities.
Buy "Live from Alabama" and let it enrich your life for years to come, but stay away from Live at the Ryman. The Ryman is a sacred place, and this album is borderline disrespectful. I hope they put out another live album, but do it right next time.