I have to say I was never the biggest BTO fan growing up. Sure there were the hits like Let it Ride, You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet and Takin Care of Business, but other than that, I was oblivious to the rest of their catalog. To be fair, they were a 70's band that pretty much finished their hey day about 6 years after their inception. This was a little before my time, but not too much before. The band has been making the rounds in several different incarnations over the years, but it wasn't until about 3 years ago that the band got back on track. Randy Bachman and Fred Turner reunited and actually recorded some new material in 2009, simply titled Bachman and Turner. The band has been touring on and off in support of that record ever since.
The latest release from the band is the new DVD Live at Roseland. The show was shot back in 2010, at the Roseland Ballroom in New York. The show was shot beautifully and looks amazing on BluRay. The set list is a mix of the classics as well as some tunes from their 2009 release. The band looks and sounds well. Always encouraging to see guys in their 70's still rocking out. The sound on the Bluray is crisp. I have to say that this was an enjoyable watch, even though I wasn't familiar with much of the material, other than the hits. Not all of the tunes were keepers, but it didn't matter because this show looks so amazing. Classic Rock fiends this is right up your alley, for the newbies, not so much.
Bottom Line: BTO fans, it is Christmas in July. A solid set from the boys covering the classics as well as a few new ones. Classic rock done right by the pioneers.
-Ragman is takin' care of business.