When you listen to Caught in the Act: Live for the first time, Eric Church wants you to know that the CD is just what the name implies — a spontaneous musical event.
“We made this set list for this live record an hour before show time with a pencil and a piece of paper,” he recalls of the recording last October. “I just went out and looked at the band. I said, ‘What do you guys want to play tonight?’ There was no rhyme. There was no reason. It was about the music. We left the lights up so that people, I could see ’em. They could interact with me.”
In addition to hits like “Smoke a Little Smoke,” the 17-song CD also includes concert favorites like “These Boots” and “Before She Does.”
After it was done, Eric says he was anxious to listen to the recording of his show at Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre.
“I’m always nervous about live records because I have some that I adore, and I have some that I’d just rather buy the regular record,” he admits. “So, for me, it was a sigh of relief when I heard it, and I realized that that energy was there and that feeling was there that we wanted to capture.”
Eric’s first live album makes it debut in stores and online today.
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