Here is a great review of 'Live at the Troubadour', not least as regards the quality of the recording:
"The key to a great live album is always capturing the energy and atmosphere of a regular night with an artist. For the Horrible Crowes, this was only their second show promoting their debut Elsie and from the start, the difference between this and a Gaslight show is obvious. The Troubadour is famous for hosting some great live moments, and from hearing the vibrant atmosphere over the Crowes’ music, you can see why. Unlike a loud concert venue, you can hear every last detail from the crowd. From clanging glasses and dirty dishes, to the gentle murmurs of the patrons’ casual conversations, it all adds to the notion of a dimly lit room with a soft cloud of cigarette smoke encompassing the band and their eager fans. [...] When you hear a song like “Ladykiller” and hear every note plucked on a guitar, every snare hit, you appreciate not only great live recordings, but the effectiveness of a small live audience."