Caught in the Act: Live

Caught in the Act: Live

by Eric ChurchEric Church


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As he preps his fourth album, Eric Church pays tribute to the time-honored tradition of releasing a live album while the iron is hot. And so there's Caught in the Act: Live, a 17-track set recorded at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, Tennessee as he supported his career-making 2011 record Chief. In concert, Church is brawnier than he is in the studio -- witness "Creepin," where such subtle production tricks as backward guitars are stripped away so it just barrels by on drums and guitars -- but this isn't a bad thing, as macho swagger is integral to his appeal. He makes no bones about his debt to Waylon or allegiance to Hag but Church knows this isn't the '70s, and he cranks up the amplifiers so they fill an arena and let his rhythms hit hard, so much so that when "Smoke a Little Smoke" ends with a quotation from Black Sabbath's "Sweet Leaf," it doesn't feel out of place. Curiously, Caught in the Act concludes with Church's sweetest moments -- "These Boots" and "Springsteen" -- which means apart from the brief respite of "Sinners Like Me," this is as intense and heavy a country concert album as has ever been released. It may not convey some of the subtleties and shading of Church's music, but this is an easy way to mainline the neo-outlaw singer at his hardest.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/09/2013
Label: Capitol Nashville
UPC: 5099940474724
catalogNumber: 047472
Rank: 162167

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Church   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Keyboards
Jeff Cease   Electric Guitar,Shaker
Craig Wright   Drums,Background Vocals
Lee Hendricks   Bass
Joanna Cotten   Background Vocals
Driver Williams   Electric Guitar
Jeff Hyde   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Brett Beavers   Composer
Jay Joyce   Producer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Jason Hall   Engineer
Joanna Carter   Art Direction
Trent Willmon   Composer
Eric Church   Composer
Brandon Church   Composer
John Peets   Management
Jeremy Spillman   Composer
Lynn Hutton   Composer
Marv Green   Composer
Luke Laird   Composer
Driver Williams   Composer
Jeff Hyde   Composer
Michael Heeney   Composer
Ryan Tyndell   Composer
Jeremy Crady   Composer

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