T Bone Burnett Presents The Speaking Clock Revue Live From The Beacon Theatre
Recording this live set for an arts education fundraiser at Boston's Beacon Theatre, the Speaking Clock Revue consists of a who's who of artists and session musicians with whom T Bone has worked in the past few years (some of the most productive of his career). The lineup -- from Elton John and Jeff Bridges to Ralph Stanley and Gregg Allman -- is diverse and talented. Burnett also roped in some indie talent, including Neko Case and My Morning Jacket's Jim James. There are several highlights here, but the mandolin-tinged version of the Allman Brothers classic "Midnight Rider" is the peak.