The album is accompanied by a twenty page booklet, with photographs and blog entries of and about the tour, and it sets off the whole experience remarkably well. Nell says that some people were impressed with her plans to play in a war-zone; others were not. The ones that disapproved mistaking her actions as political. However, she sees it as taking a risk to bring music to people who need it most – kids that are far from home, seeing horrible inhuman events, battling boredom in-between, and having no way of expressing their emotions.
"Live From Iraq" is a fabulous album, not just because of its provenance, but because Nell and her last-minute, pick up band of Bryan Bisordi, Mark Stewart, and Eric Lindberg, are so obviously trying to bring something special to their performances. This is a rare experience, and one you really ought to have.