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BEST OF THE DOOBIE BROTHERS LIVE is an Enhanced CD containing both a full audio program as well as multimedia computer files, including free unlimited Internet access.
Doobie Brothers: Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, John McFee (vocals, guitar); Danny Hull (vocals, harmonica, saxophone, keyboards); Michael McDonald (vocals, keyboards); Keith Knudsen (vocals, drums); Skylark (bass); Mike Hossack (drums).
Additional personnel: Cornelius Bumpus (saxophone, keyboards); Guy Allison (keyboards); Carlos Guaico, Buck Johnson (background vocals).
Producers: The Doobie Brothers, Charlie Midnight.
The Best of the Doobie Brothers Live distills the 1996 double-disc set Rockin' Down the Highway into a budget-priced single disc. Rockin' Down the Highway was culled from three 1996 concerts, all of which featured all three of the band's lead vocalists: Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and Michael McDonald. Where that set contained a bunch of fan favorites, this pretty much concentrates on the hits ("Jesus Is Just Alright" through "What a Fool Believes" through "The Doctor"), adding "Without You," which didn't appear on the previous set. It's a fairly entertaining nostalgia trip. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine