Sexiest Australian Vegetarian. Environmental activist. Campaigner for Indigenous rights. Xavier Rudd is all of those things. But most of all, he’s a potent performer, and this live set – recorded on the final night of his 2016 European tour – shows him in his natural habitat.
This is a big album in more ways than one, with 18 tracks and nearly two hours of music, spread over two CDs or triple vinyl. “Feel the love vibration,” Rudd urges the obliging crowd. Live albums don’t have a lot of currency these days, but this is a great live album, with a compelling artist in complete command. A career highpoint.
Live In The Netherlands is out now via Salt X Records/Universal.