Picks and Pans Review: Ricky Skaggs Live in London

updated 04/14/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 04/14/1986 AT 01:00 AM EST

Ricky Skaggs

Like Clapton, Skaggs is a great musician who doesn't need a lot of video tricks. The less he fools around and the more he sings and plays, in fact, the better. This tape includes Skaggs's introduction to the concert at the Dominion theater in London and brief footage of him touring the city. At the end are two silly concept videos, of Country Boy and Honey (Open That Door). Put up with that for the concert itself. It was obviously heavily edited—the tape runs only 39 minutes—but what's left includes a long, rousing version of Cajun Moon, a rockabilly duet with Elvis Costello on Don't Get Above Your Raising and Skaggs's lovely, mournful solo turn on Waitin' for the Sun To Shine. (CBS/Fox, $19.98)

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