RLP2184 - Hedvig Mollestad Trio: Evil In Oslo (2LP)
Classic double live album in a great gatefold sleeve courtesy of Kim Hiorthøy.
The initial white vinyl edition was a one off pressing limited to only 100 copies.
Sold out for a long time, finally available again on black vinyl and limited clear vinyl.
If "Black Stabat Mater" can be seen as moving into new terrains, then "Evil In Oslo" can serve as a summing up of the previous years, although there is also a clear link between the albums. While the nine live performances presented here all come from their first three studio albums, most are lenghty workouts again showing Hedvig as a very confident and accomplished solo guitarist. Recorded at Oslo clubs John Dee and Buckley´s, "Evil In Oslo" is simply a kick ass live album (never thought we´d ever use that expression, but there you go), with a very high level of musicianship and a perfect balance between freedom and discipline. These hi-res recordings capture both the energy level and all the details in a marvellous way, and this is simply a must have for all HMT fans! Alternatively, it´s the perfect introduction for the curious newcomer. Liner notes by the Richard Williams.