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The Outlaws - Legacy Live album review

Still on the run

The Outlaws Legacy Live album cover

Dubbed the ‘Florida guitar army’ by their fans – and for very good reason – The Outlaws are among the legends of southern rock, based mainly on the mid-70s trio of their eponymous debut, Lady In Waiting and Hurry Sundown. Unsurprisingly, Legacy Live leans heavily on this output from 1975 to ’77, bulked out with a solid fistful of tracks from 2012’s It’s About Pride.

It’s all about the scintillating triple-guitar interplay between Henry Paul, Steve Grisham and Chris Anderson, and soaring vocal harmonies that call to mind the Eagles, not least on cornerstone tunes There Goes Another Love Song, Green Grass & High Tides and closer (Ghost) Riders In The Sky. A southern rock masterclass, no question.

Whether it’s magazines, books or online, Essi has been writing about rock ’n’ metal for around thirty years. He has been reviews editor for Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, rock reviews editor for lads mag Front and worked for Kerrang!. He has also written the Rough Guide to Heavy Metal and contributed to the Rough Guide to Rock and Rough Guide Book of Playlists, and the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (13th edition). Most fun interview? Tenacious D – Jack Black and Kyle Gass – for The Pick of Destiny movie book. An avid record/CD/tape collector, he’s amassed more music than he could ever possibly listen to, which annoys his wife no end.