Sean Costello | At His Best – Live
3 Blue Shadows
4 T-Bone Boogie
5 All Your Love
6 I Get A Feeling
7 Check It Out
8 Can I Change My Mind
9 You're Killing My Love
10 Reconsider Baby
11 Doing My Own Thing
12 The Hucklebuck
13 Motor Head Baby
14 Hold On This Time
15 The Battle Is Over But The War Goes On
16 Peace Of Mind
Before his tragic death in 2008, Sean Costello had garnered a well-earned reputation as both a dynamic live performer as well as a consummate studio professional. Sadly, Costello left behind a sparse catalog of albums, and little that illustrated his electrifying live performance style save for a handful of random tracks on 2009’s Sean’s Blues compilation album.
On November 15, 2011 Landslide Records will release the much-anticipated Sean Costello: At His Best – Live, a sixteen-song collection of live performances culled from across his too-brief career, 2000 to 2007. The album features material taken from both U.S. and European performances, and includes eleven previously unreleased songs from the beloved blues guitarist. Better yet, proceeds from the album will benefit the Sean Costello Memorial Fund for Bi-Polar Research, a non-profit organization started by Sean’s mother, Debbie Costello Smith.
The tracklist for Sean Costello: At His Best – Live showcases the guitarist’s enormous versatility and ability to master any style, from traditional Chicago blues and soulful R&B to rock ‘n’ roll and jazz. Among the performances documented by the album are inspired Costello covers of classic songs from Freddie King (“San-Ho-Zay”), Magic Sam (“All Your Love”), Johnny “Guitar” Watson (“Motor Head Baby”), and Michael Bloomfield (“You’re Killing My Love”), among others.
“This CD release intends to share the incomparable power and magic of Sean Costello’s shows,” says writer and blues historian Tom Hyslop in the album’s liner notes. “Drawing from clean soundboard recordings and warts-and-all, you-are-there audience tapes alike, it offers a fair representation of Costello’s ever-evolving musical reach, including serious blues, sultry soul and R&B, and rock ‘n’ roll.”
– Reverend Keith A. Gordon, About.com Guide