This in-concert collection is an ambitious affair recorded during one performance at the Dominion Theatre in London. Along with a rock & roll symphony, McLean
steps out once, providing evidence that he has been seriously underrated. He moves easily between styles and sings with a fluid level of expression one would be hard pressed to imagine from his mainstrem hits. He's not afraid to switch from the child's song "Wonderful Baby" to Bobby Darin
's "Dream Lover," or to standards ("The Very Thought of You"). McLean
knows a great deal about American music and respects the demands of each style. He may not be Sinatra
, but he makes this music live.