Three Crosses - Live At Flevo

Tuesday 1st June 1999
Three Crosses - Live At Flevo

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Spark SK7107
RELEASE DATE: 1999-06-18
RRP: £14.67

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

American rockers Three Crosses have already gathered a reputation for straight ahead live performances of Springsteen proportions. The band frequently play for three hours with no opening act and you get a taste of this on this live album recorded at the Dutch festival. Drawing from material across their three studio recordings, this turns out to be a greatest hits recorded live and the band are in full throttle. Singer Steve Pasch is the ideal frontman, cajoling the crowd to jump up and join in, it's clear that the Three Crosses live experience is fully participatory. But that doesn't take into account those quieter moments when songs like the newish "I Have Never Seen The Wind" come over so well. For me, I just love it when the band get into a groove and boogie so "Get Down" and "Getting Ready" both do it for me. Especially the latter's extended guitar frenzy! You also get a couple of Three Crosses classics with a slightly more upbeat version of "The Stone Was Rolled Away" and the rock'n'roll thrill of "Michelangelo". Old fashioned? Yes! But then these guys cite a pile of British '70s rockers as influences so what do you expect, apart from a rollicking rock'n'roll time with guitars cranked high and plenty of bluesy feel! You've got to catch Three Crosses live!

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Posted by Chris in Tampa, Florida @ 00:32 on Mar 6 2010

My friend Jason and I back in the mid 90's followed three crosses all over NJ. I remember the Seton Hall College show. We were playing frisbee with Steve nad barrientos while waiting for some college kids to show up. It was amazing they came out and actually stayed. Surpised even the band. Rumor has it according to steve's website that he is considering a tour for 2010. Starting in NJ. The whole band? I don't know but you guys seriously could come back huge. I am a youth pastor and this generation more today then in the nineties is hungry for down to earth, real life passion for faith that rocks. Think about it..almost 15 years later and people are still searching for you guys music. Your calling ended too early.

Posted by marnix in holland @ 13:26 on Aug 27 2007

i was @ the flevo concert and it was so awsome! its a shame you don't hear so much about three crosses anymore.. gbu marnix

Reply by barrientos in nj @ 03:09 on Nov 26 2007

i had one of the best experiences ever in holland...thanks so mush for keeping three crosses music alive

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Posted by Joey in Connecticut @ 05:39 on Jun 18 2007

I saw them live at a church when I was younger around 98-99, I meant the band, got autographs and all. and to this day almost 9 or so years later I still play this CD when I can. The lead singer touched my heart when he started talking about his past because it reminded me of someone with similar past in my family. All in all great band worth taking a listen to!


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