Lack of Limits: Live Too

This is the fifth album release by this German folk-rock outfit and the second live CD since 2000. Overall they perform in the classic Celtic-rock configuration of drums, bass and guitar augmented regularly by accordion and fiddle. On rare occasion saxophone and didgeridoo color their arrangements – and not always for the best. Their rendition of “16 Tons” takes on a dubious identity with the heavy saxophone and overwrought lead vocals. Of the eight tracks included here, five are traditional while two are borrowed from Pressgang’s FIRE album – “Take a Jump” and “Merrily Merrily.” Although Lack of Limits’ thick German accent may cloud one’s impression of this band, they are an extremely competent band, instrumentally speaking, who might benefit from a more natural, English speaking vocalist.

February 2005

Dave Sleger

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