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Live albums, longtime staples of a golden age in rock and roll, are rare nowadays. But the Mavericks have validated the concept once again, launching their new record label with a long, loud landmark project entitled All Night Live Volume 1, set for release October 14, 2016. The Mavericks are considered by many to be one of the greatest live bands of our time, and this masterfully sequenced and mixed collection of curated performances from 2015’s Mono Mundo Tour captures a transcendent musical experience as if from the center of the fifth row at a venue of your dreams.
Besides the standard CD and digital issues, the album will be released in a gatefold double LP with high-impact, highly touchable design and original typography by Dresser Johnson. The die-cut LP jacket and swappable background images on the record sleeves make for an engaging and emotional experience. Because that’s what a Mavericks show is. A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reviewer wrote recently that he was “out of superlatives” after the show: “The cult of Mavs fans walked out knowing they surely just saw the only band in the world that can do all this stuff at once, and this brilliantly.” The L.A. Times put it even more crisply: “This is why human beings make music."