ALBUM REVIEW : Goodbye Mr MacKenzie – Live A Night in the Windy City

Goodbye Mr MacKenzie – Live A Night in the Windy City

Goodbye Mr MacKenzie return to the Famous Glasgow Barrowland for A Reunion show for the 30th Anniversary of the bands debut album “Good Deeds and Dirty Rags”, and a Special night for the band and Fans. 

This is a live recording of the show, that features the hits from their pervious albums. You can feel the emotion of Martin Metcalfe vocals, taken the songs to a different level. The beauty of the album is this really captures a wonderful night in the old Barrowland venue. If you close your eyes you would think you were standing there listening to the band perform.

During this last year of lockdowns and no live music this really brings back the feeling of a live event, with a audience and the band at their best. An album full of the bands classic featuring Goodwill City, Good Deeds, Here Comes Deacon Brodie, Goodbye Mr Mackenzie and The Rattler.

This is not just a album for the fans but it really introduces someone to the music of Goodbye Mr MacKenzie, and the passion of the music live.

Shirley Manson is still mightily busy with Garbage but the two other members of the original 6-piece, guitarist Big John Duncan and Rona Scobie (keyboards), are back in earnest. Big John (Exploited/Blood Uncles and one-time Nirvana affiliate) needs little introduction. This behemoth of the guitar has managed to return despite battling MS. From his home in Amsterdam, he reckoned playing live again was beyond him but, like Lazarus, he has risen.

Live albums are hard to compare as every song is not like the original but it captures the moment and makes a magical moment in the fans and bands to crate memories.

Track listing

Open Your Arms

Wake It Up

His Masters Voice

Goodwill City

Candlestick Park

Dust

You Generous Thing You

Good Deeds Are Like Dirty Rags

Green Turn Red

Here Comes Deacon Brodie

Goodbye Mr Mackenzie

The Rattler

Now We Are Married

You can purchase the album direct from the band Here

Reviewed by James Edmond