Carved In Stone: Live At Red Rocks Vol. 2
Despite the presence of big names such as U2, Coldplay, Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, this benefit collection of exclusive and familiar live performances from the renowned Colorado concert venue feels slapdash and mostly second-rate. The Roots and Tori Amos contribute intricate, studioworthy performances, but R.E.M.'s rendition of "Pretty Persuasion" is raw and ragged, in a bad way.