"Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes made a handful of very good records (and at least one great one, Hearts of Stone), but their greatest strength was always as a live act -- the Jukes were a show band first and foremost, and the brisk trade among fans for Epic's promo-only live LP of the group at the Bottom Line testified to the fact their listeners wanted to hear this band tearing it up the way they did in front of an audience. In 1981, Mercury closed out the Jukes' deal with the label by releasing a double-live set, Reach Up & Touch the Sky, and while some might wish that a four-sided concert set had been released when Steve Van Zandt was still working with the the Jukes, this is still a storming document of a great act in their prime, with Johnny Lyon a superb frontman. Reach Up & Touch the Sky isn't quite as good as the Jukes in person, but it sure beats just remembering that great gig in, say, 1979, and it rocks strong and proud throughout; this is what rock & roll party music is all about." - AMG.
A 1st pressing.
Mastered by Masterdisk.
The records are NM.
The jacket is VG.
The LP's play/sound Mint.
Absolutely Great Sound! Full, warm and 'alive'. The Live 2LP set captures the ambiance and 'feel', as well as the acoustics, of being up front at a large live concert. Unlike many other 'Live' recordings, the Bass is full and deep, voices are clear and have 'body' and the instruments sound real. 2 Superb LP's.
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