Furthur Live at Convention Hall on 2009-12-13
Box of Rain
I Need A Miracle
Wang Dang Doodle
They Love Each Other
Beat It On Down The Line
Saint of Circumstance
Help on the Way>Slipknot
U. S. Blues
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|Wang Dang Doodle|
|Box of Rain|
|Beat It On Down The Line|
|They Love Each Other|
|Help on the Way>Slipknot|
|I Need A Miracle|
|Saint of Circumstance|
- 2009-12-14 23:50:37
- SD722>Adobe Aud>16bit>cdwav>flac16
- Asbury Park, New Jersey
- Run time
- Taped by
- Tony Suraci
- Transferred by
- Tony Suraci
- Convention Hall
This second set really is something else, though - the entire thing just *cooks*. And I have no problem at all with how Bobby sings Jerry's songs - he's been doing it for almost twenty years now this way. Listen to how deliberately he hides and busts out the "to get to Terrapin" line.
Like the Dead, Furthur has some nights that are truly better than others, and this is one of those nights. Absolutely smashing.
Subject: QUALITY STUFF!
Subject: A 26 MINUTE TERRAPIN - LONGEST EVER IN DEAD HISTORY
Longest performance of this classic was back in 79 Richmond Va.
A killer gig and what a setlist.
Perefectly captured by Tony Suraci. If you want audience recordings on the archive - look no further. Tony is the man. Posted within 18 hours of the show ending. Awesome stuff. You deserve a knighthood, dude!
Subject: fabulous show
thanks tony and lma!
Subject: Nice Recording
Subject: Woo Hoo
Subject: Long Live The Dead
Subject: Keep up the memories
Every single person that attends a show has a different experience and junction in their life or age so try not to do your phony polls on what was worst or best because it can differ for everybody's taste in music for every different show.
As a musician myself I really have to voice my opinion when I hear the props given to John K as being the best Dead guitarist since Jerry and his chosen and annointed replacement. John is nowhere near the skill level and timing of Jerry and his voice tone isn't as good. He is also from a Dead cover band and isn't a pioneer of a sound, musically speaking. John K. really captures the early energetic spirit of the GD well during the country music type material and has a real nice pedal steel style guitar method on his six string. He doesn't paint Jerry's psycadelic murals of sound during the epic GD jams though and kind of does a loud cat in heat sound sometimes or uses too much gain instead of adding soul and sweetness to the mix. I would like to hear him turn down his volume at times and give Jeff Chimenti more soloing space for longer as well as to let Bobby's jazzy riffs shine through or let Phil's rolls be heard. Jay Lane sounds excellent on this December's tour on drums as well as backing vocals. Russo keeps a perfect tempo going, needs to lay off the crash cymbals a bit and do more rolls at the end of the measures. I loved the steel drum sound on Rubin and Cherise at the Hammerstein show. Real nice Carribean spirit. I would like to someday see a country blues skilled figure join up for the Pigpen songs and play the harmonica to bring a more down home country feeling to the music.
I personally come to Furthur or Dead shows hoping to hear Bobby and Phil sing Jerry's songs. I love Ratdog so that is no surprise. Furthur is good music, I'm not trying to take away from it, but the music and scene somehow miss a lot of the root feeling of the 60's and early 70's Grateful Dead and their looseness and groove that Warren Haynes was picking back up on. Like a cajun rhythm on the flatcar of a freight train going over the high mountain passes sound.
My favorite Dead tour since Jerry passed on, musically and by highness of the experience was The Other Ones in '98. Steve Kimock was on fire at Shoreline Amp, especially on Saint Stephen>Eleven and Mark Karan was weaving in and out of his scales like a winsor stitch. Bobby sounded great, the drums were full of strength, Phil thumped it out and played some power leads, and Bruce Hornsby brought the crowds to their feet with his sweet rolls.
I also keep thinking back to the tour with Joan Osbourne and how I miss the female vocalist position these days and the earthy warmth a woman brings to the stage and the sound.
I really enjoyed Warren Haynes on lead guitar and vocals in the Spring of 2009. I had many feelings of hearing Brent Mydland shine through his singing and hard edged playing technique. You got to admit he shreds it up on the slide guitar, my word. I could understand why Warren doesn't appeal in some idealistic fashion with what a lot of the fans want to hear because he isn't soft enough and can't do the pretend Jerry thing very well. It seems like the Dark Star Orchestra fans have really hit the comments sections to prop up John K and put down Warren and even 1995 Jerry playing. All I can say is I'm sorry you missed Jerry in '95 because he was as hot and soulful as ever, especially at RFK, DC with Hornsby on the grand piano.
I'll just have to keep grooving to these superb high quality audience recordings and listen to the evolution of sound continue. Amazing sound quality. Incredible set up with the pole mounted mics. Good job Tony and thank you for the tunes! God bless.
Subject: Left on shelves collecting dust, not knowing what they mean
Subject: Believe it if you need it
This first set is easily the best they have played. It was raining all day long and it only seem appropiate to open with a beautiful Box of Rain and then to go right into a full blown rocked out Miracle. Wow! Incredible.I thought we might get Bertha, that might have been too much, and it is clear we would not but they jam into a stand up version of Wangdang Doodle.The band is so tight this set it is almost too good.
They jump right into TLEO and this one is truley special. John does a great job on vocals and his solos are inspired. Phil was so happy at the end he gave John a big smile and pointed right at him.Then the wheels start to come off the bus big time and Bobby flats out delivers the best BIODTL line since the 90's. It smokes and they even extend the jam too. Candyman is poetic and sweet. This band can do no wrong this set.
The Estimated is HUGE and EPIC. It is easliy one of the best ones played post Jerry and Bob's vocals and the entire band soar.This is easily one of the best moments of the 5 show run.
The jam out of it is heavy and alive, it is clear they don't want to end the set and then right out of thin air. Cumberland Blues. The band rages on this one, it is simply one of the best in a long time and it is clear that this band having the time of their life.
So were we.
Set II begins with the duet of Lost Sailor> Saint which is excellent and the endings in both songs are right on. Mason's suffers from some poor vocals harmonies but musically the band continues to soar. Sugaree is very good, although everyone wanted John to sing it. John delivers some amazing solo runs in it.
To follow up with Terrapin was EPIC! They extends the intro and it has such a flow and fragile sway to it and John sings the first part. The bridge is beautiful and then Bobby does the inspiration verse, which he does quite well. By now the place is on the verge of exploding. By the ending chorus we all arrive there. Truely a magical moment.
They then go into an amazing jam, which I will call the Jam for Jerry, which goes on for over 5 minutes before arriving at Help on the Way. Man was this awesome. It is a slower tempo, like the original, but the band is at the top of their powers and when they explode into SlipKnot! we are once again off chasing greatness. This jam is so incredible, the band and John soar and delight.Phil is a monster. It is one for the ages and ofcoarse we know EXACLY where we are going and Phil delivers a passionate heartfelt reading of Franklin's Tower. John and Jeff deliver some hefty solos and we are all in dancin' nirvanna.
The cheers when Phil comes back for the donor wrap our so loud, he brought the entire band out first to soak up all the love in that room.
Wow it was that good.
US Blues is cranking and Bobby does blow a verse, but after this weekend, who would complain?
See you all in February.
Subject: Great Show...
BTW, WHERE'S the WALLINGFORD SHOW?? Everyone who had been to all 3 shows prior to Asbury Park said it was HOT, and the setlist looks AMAZING!
Subject: Great stuff
Subject: Furthur thoughts on Asbury Park
Thank you again Mr Suraci..good to know I actually saw the taper...not sure which one you were but there were not many of you so I could pick you out of a lineup...lol
Subject: Wallingford CT
Subject: Oakdale Theatre
Subject: A few thoughts...
Subject: beautiful sound
Subject: Terrapin>help on the way>slipknot>franklins
Subject: on fire in NJ!
MAJOR Regrets for not staying in town for Sunday night - Sounds as equally electrifying as the previous show.
26minute Terrapin! c'mon these guys are really smokin'!!
setlist, performance, recording, and my envy of all who attended both shows = 5.
just may have to get on the bus in February :)
Subject: Playing FLAC files
Subject: no streaming?
Subject: Links Don't Work
Subject: It does work
Subject: Last tape from this taper was great!
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