Church will release a 17-track live album, Caught In The Act: Live, on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 featuring songs from Sinners Like Me, Carolina, and his CMA Award-winning 2011 release, CHIEF. Act will be available for purchase on iTunes and in stores nationwide. The album was recorded at Chattanooga's Tivoli Theatre in October 2012 and is Church’s first live recording.
A double gatefold vinyl version of the
record will also be made available on National Record Store Day,
Saturday, April 20. The package will include four additional tracks and a
special whiskey-infused 7-inch.
Caught In The Act: Live
features raw, electric performances of songs like “Pledge Allegiance To
The Hag,” “Smoke A Little Smoke,” “How ‘Bout You,” “Creepin’” and more.
American Songwriter noted
of the live taping, “[The] rendition of the soulful hit ‘Springsteen’
is one of his best, slipping into the first verse of Springsteen’s ‘Born
to Run’ towards to end.” The writer adds, “[Church] sang and played
just differently enough to create variety from his studio versions and
his performance confirmed that his voice is easily just as good as how
it sounds on a produced record.”
The release of Caught In The Act: Live is
fans’ first chance to take home a copy of Church’s live show -- the
only of the country genre to be named "Best Concerts Of 2012" by The New York Times who
calls it, “A mean show,” and adds, “Mr. Church has clawed his way into
the country mainstream with a series of post-outlaw anthems, and
delivered them with verve and tension, as if he might not be allowed to
for much longer.”