Furthur Live at Fox Theater on 2011-04-03
02. Hell in a Bucket
03. Cold Rain and Snow
04. West LA Fadeaway
05. To Lay Me Down*
07. Ramble On Rose
08. Samson and Delilah
Set II (111:56)
02. Iko Iko
03. Last Time*
04. Wharf Rat
05. Born Cross-Eyed
06. Dark Star
07. Time > Breath Reprise
08. Dear Prudence
09. The Eleven
10. Lady with a Fan
12. At the Siding
13. Terrapin Flyer
14. Phil Donor Rap
15. Brokedown Palace
* First time played
Notes: Team FInd Recording / AOTJ Release
Source: Schoeps mk4(din) > kcy > m222 > nt222 > Busman Mod R4 Pro
Linage: Edirol R4 Pro @ 24/48 > HD > Wavelab 6 > SoundForge 10 > CDWave > Foobar Tagger > TLH
Tape and Transfer: Jeff Hatcher (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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|Lady with a Fan|
|Hell in a Bucket|
|Cold Rain and Snow|
|Samson and Delilah|
|Time > Breath Reprise|
|West LA Fadeaway|
|At the Siding|
|Phil Donor Rap|
|Ramble On Rose|
|To Lay Me Down*|
- 2011-04-04 08:35:32
- Edirol R4 Pro @ 24/48 > HD > Wavelab 6 > SoundForge 10 > CDWave > Foobar Tagger > TLH
- Atlanta, GA
- Run time
- Taped by
- Jeff Hatcher
- Transferred by
- Jeff Hatcher
- Fox Theater
Subject: Good recording of an awesome show
Subject: dead lives forever
Subject: Up there
Subject: sweet sounds...
Subject: just as good
second set was not a snoozer it was a fantastic psychedelic ride. Dark star a bit faster than I have ever heard it was amazing.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with this show.
Russo kills it. Dont miss B and M at all.
what is not to like?
Subject: Not as good
Subject: Furthur More
Subject: not my thing
Subject: locked it and rocked it
Subject: Bad reviews??
I agree with Rippleish20 - i went to lots of dead shows and lots of post jerry shows - i am a big bobby head so i enjoyed rat dog - saw lots of Phil & Friends, other ones, etc.
I saw Bobby @ the greek in 2001 before moving to HI - hadn't been to a show since then and got an invitation to see Furthur @ Red Rocks last September. Of course it was a magical show for me because it had been so long and because it was at Red Rocks . . .
I was blown away - the music sounded soooo good - it excited me and breathed new life into my outlook - haven't been able to catch another show but am blessed to be connected and able to hear shows here and follow the set lists . . .
The magic is back. It took a while for it to come together and click but it did and I am so happy to be in tune with it, filled with that happiness and magic that I missed so much it made my hear ache since Jerry left us.
Who can stop what must arrive now, something new is waiting to be born.
And the best part is I got to take my 9 year old son to see the boys @ Red Rocks and will take him to dance with all my peeps who will reunite, inspired by this magic, in June.
Believe it if you need it. I believe.
Subject: Great Fox sound and imaging!
I wish I could have been there for this.
I saw my first GD show in this very building, in 1978, where the bus came by and I got on, and to have a recording this good that puts me back in this room with Phil still vibrating the hall with these warming bass notes - well I got off listening on my system (with speakers custom-built by one of the great GD audience recordists)so much I just had to post.
The quality of the jamming in the Dark Star, just how much John has stepped out and up, the improved vocal treatments, all show the improvement in this band over the year before.
I agree with those who say John knows the tunes and the jamming styles that Phil and Bob need to do what they do, and just makes this music sound and feel right. Way better for me than any Phil and Friends with guitarists who just have not lived in this music like he has.
5 stars! Hope this band goes for awhile longer!
First, I just wanted to apoligize for being a little harsh with you. That attitude does not fit in with the whole GD scene and vibe. I just happen to be very passionate with GD and subsequent versions. Second, if you could please enlighten us with why you feel dissatisfied. What about JK and the jams he and the boys create leaves you wanting more? Do you feel it is too rehearsed? Is it fake (in you humble opinion) in some way? Do you like what Ratdog, PL&F, The Other Ones or The Dead has done post Jerry? What do they do what Furthur does not? Im just trying to get an understanding on this. I have DL'ed just about every show since their inception and listen to them alomst exclusively every single day. Am I missing something that you've caught on to? Am I deceived in some way? Please help me/us out.
Subject: To glsean
It is perfectly OK to not enjoy the music or have a contrary opinion, but to say that someone who so clearly gives his heart to his playing is not a musician is an ignorant thing to say. I do not care much for David Bowie's music, for example, but I would never say that he was not a musician. Just go easy on the bashing and you might get better treatment.
"If you plant ice you're gonna harvest wind."
Subject: They're Heeeerreee....
We got to Atlanta, parked (prepaid parking was the shiznit!) and sat down in our seats about 2 minutes before showtime (which started on time!). The Hell in a Bucket opener is one of my fav's (and probably my most quoted). The first set was all Jerry tunes except the Sampson (which was HOT!) but all played with fire and passion. The sound that far up was not great but not bad. Hard to hear Phil and Bob individually and at times the vocals were a little soft, or drowned out by instrumentation. The set break was normal length (and the Fox flashes the lights to announce the beginning of each set!) and the second set HOT! Iko Iko opened, another fav, and just it just got better and better. They kept raising the energy and we kept throwing it right back atem. A beatuful thing to see happen when it happens. By Dark Star the place was just one big groove factory... THEN they pull a Floyd tune out of their ass THEN a Beattles tune! First time for both of those. Terrapin will not be forgotten. I would have liked to see a different E only because I've seen it well over half the time, but it was fitting. My bro JT and I were praying for a US Blues since he has never seen one in over 250 shows!! Always next time...
Still, a 5 star show, the energy was there, the magic is being teased, the musicians on point and the music beautiful... I think they have finally found what they were looking for and hopefully they'll stay together and just get better and better, like they've already been doing... Thanks soooo much Furthur (and Co.) for a real good time...again.... (i'll let ya know the next show me and JT are to go, hopefully we'll get to wave that flag!)
Subject: DARK STAR!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S. Hey NYC Jeff why throw jabs at Phish? I know you problably went to 800 Dead shows and are no doubt the coolest head in the universe but for some of us Phish was and is our band. My boys can bring it all day, everyday. Why don't you give it a shot? Oh wait you might ruin your street cred. Apples and Oranges Jeffery thats all it is.
Subject: Very Good
Subject: The Magic is Back
Subject: wow - I take back what I said
This show smokes the Pittsburgh show IMO.
Everyone had been telling me that these guys were into some heavy stuff and this show demonstrates that. Pick it up at Peggy O through Ramble On Rose, and then pick up the second set at Born Cross Eyed at let it play. Nice show guys. Wow.
Subject: Atlanta Show
Subject: Great Show/Thanks Furthur!/Thanks Jeff!
Subject: Last time
I forced myself to listen to quite a few furthur shows on here and have not often been able make it through a full show before i lose intrest.
I've listened to this show and it's basicly on par with all the others i've herd, a bit more up tempo but not much, with very nice sound.
I can understand why some will not like this. I can also understand why some will love it.
I'll still go to a show, i love the scene and the people.
Subject: Dissing John and Joe?
Of course every band has their moments! And people need to realize that the actual experience of being at show is much different than listening to it! For example the RatDog show in SLO county at Pozo Saloon September 6, 2009 was fucking awesome! Maybe because San Luis Obispo is just sick!
Phil and Friends 10/20/07 at Glens Falls. WOW! Trey Anastasio played whole show. Only show with Trey b/c he was on Probation in that county. For Phish haters listen to Plasma solo Trey Album, and check out The Divided Sky and Run Like An Antelope. Definitely influenced by Epic Dead Saga-esque Jams i.e. Darkstar
Point is if you weren't there and make some judgement about the band sucking... Well anyway I didn't go to this show... But really like the up-tempo Peggy-O, real good, and the Eleven is very good, I like it with the Back up singers add a lot.
If anyone happens to have a tape of the Furthur Golden Gate Show 2010 please post it! It was the Best Furthur show I saw, and Joe Russo was amazing that night! Some the best drumming I have seen period.
Subject: More distant in degree, time, or space
I have not listened to this recording because I was fortunate enough to get a CD at the show (Thanks Roderick80), but I will stream it while working this week. It's hard to put into words what the band did last night but to leave a crowd euphorically pleased while feeling that time hadn't slowed down long enough is not something done easily. It is very clear the band has indeed started to go Furthur. No typical setlists, no guaranteed who will carry the jam, lyrics, or lead. Phil and Bobby look like little kids on the stage and that can only be due to the incredible members around them. Let's not forget that this band is many different members who all bring their influence. Everyone has a specific part on stage and it's not to recreate a GD show, it is to create a unique Furthur show that people will talk about like they talk about Cornell University or the May of '77. One day we can only hope we can all look back at Spring of 2011 and tell the stories as we look over the edge of our glasses and end of our noses.
My buddy and I showed up early, got checked into the hotel across the street and got our fill of Shakedown. It was the first time for both of us to the Fox, and it did not disappoint. After visiting Red Rocks for the first time last year I don't know what I could do next year to keep this string of incredible venues going.
The first set for me was right on point. Personally I'll never forget the Peggy-O that was made extra special after losing a friend to cancer a few weeks ago named Peggy. I'm sure she was smiling down last night as was Jerry.
The second set was pure energy and a display of fresh ideas. In all Furthur covered 4 bands during the second set. The Beatles, Pnk Floyd, Rolling Stones, and Grateful Dead. With each one of them they made them Furthur songs that were more distant in degree, time, and space.
Thanks for the incredible show guys. I can't wait to tell the story of my birthday at the Fox theatre to my grandchildren when they ask "who's Peggy-O?"
Do yourself a favor and get out to see a show before it's too late. There are so many good bands, but Furthur has set the standard.
Subject: Still can't believe what I heard
Subject: Oh Yeah!!!
Subject: to the naysayers
Subject: The grass ain't greener, the whine ain't meaner. . .
Subject: HOLY FREAKING SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Subject: Arguing over john k??
Peace, Anjoy this music will the original band members are playing. The GD is gone and aint coming back. But there is tons of GREAT young musicians out there just killing it in their own way. (check out Heavy Pets, The Native Sway, Mantras to start.)
Subject: Sick!!!..plain Sick!!!!!!
It's a real shame that Bob and Phil can't hire an actual musician to play guitar with them, because they are both sounding about the best they have in a long time
are you serious? JK not only plays well he has put his own feel into the music. This ISNT GD this is FURTHUR. the keyboards, JK & background vocals are all a part of what they are doing musically. Russo is a monster. I love GD and got on board in 77. These guys are fantastic at what they do. Bob & Phil are having a great time. Enjoy it while it lasts. They just like GD will have good nights & bad nights. I still cant believe that statement.
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Subject: re: Reviewer: glsean
"Reviewer: glsean - - April 4, 2011
It's a real shame that Bob and Phil can't hire an actual musician to play guitar with them, because they are both sounding about the best they have in a long time."
It's a real shame that you wouldn't know a real musician if your life depended on it. JK is nothing short of fabulous. You, simply, do not have a clue as to what you are talking about. This whole band is fabulous. Clearly you either aren't listening or just have a massive chip on your shoulder. You're better off with the easily amused children that go to Phish shows.
Subject: Absolutely amazing show!
Subject: Rockem, Sockem, Scrape Em Off The Ceiling.....
A few quick words about the Fox. If you've never been there, it is an architectural smorgasbord - I love the Moorish elements. The place drips a magic that is hard to describe. I've never been anywhere with a vibe anything like it. This is the kind of venue where magical shows more easily occur... anyway.....great place to see a show!
So, the lights went down about 7:10 and the band went on. Opened strong with Hell In A Bucket - love this song when Bob doesn't go Velveeta at the end. Thankfully, he used little cheese and this rocked the opener slot of the show. It was a sign of things to come, as it turned out. Cold Rain & Snow came next - JK handled very nicely, was strong on vox and guitar and Phil opened a small bombing run, to warm up for later.
Backup vocals are as welcomed as a springtime rain on these arrangements. These two add SO much to the mix and ability to REALLY deliver. The band went almost directly into West LA Fadeaway next. Weir has changed up the timing but in a way that gives a slightly different feel to a familiar friend. This change is not something I'm wild about; then again, I don't despise it either. It worked well enough, and if this was the low point of the first set (it may have been) it said a lot for the rest of the set, less about this tune. Bob's singing tonight is top notch; he's emotive, clear and really carrying his weight both on guitar and vox. Great to see cause last few times I've seen him, let's just say he could have been better.
The pace was still moving along fairly significantly, but JK and the band took it down low, and dropped a sweet, slow and easy To Lay Me Down on the unsuspecting crowd. It was tender, it was heartfelt and it was well played. Who can ask for more? From there, they took things right into Peggy O with Phil singing which worked well on this one. More great group playing on the jams and the energy was starting to go through the roof. Ramble On Rose, I think, was the highlight of set I for me. Yes, I normally LOVE this song anyway, but when the band just crushes it, it gets that much better. Kudos to the band for growing with Chimenti - he really had a great sound on the keys tonight with some wicked solos and runs that just worked really well. At one point in Ramble I thought he might break his keys as he was pounding them so hard. WOW! He's really progressed as a player since I first saw him.
Next up, the "holy hannah does that one ever work well in the new arrangement" number for the set - Samson & Delilah. Bob did a sort of solo sing out of the opening lyrics with mostly drums and bass under him. Really well done, and it rocked the house. Wasn't really long, but was really powerful. Deal closed the set, and the band reminded me of JGB due to the background vocals and John's playing, which was much more a JBG than Dead style of playing. The song rocked, but it was hard to top the Ramble, and the pounding pulsing Samson. Overall, stunning first set and wonderful time. Had some fun dancing neighbors from about Ramble onwards. That continued right into set II, which came after almost a 55 min break.
Set II kicked off with a nicely played, but not over the top, Iko Iko. From there the band did a rockin The Last Time, far better than I've ever heard it - this one oozed energy and drive. Next, they drove into Wharf Rat which is where set II really began to take off. This one was exquisite. JK and Phil played this to a frenzy and ridiculous building jam to get to "I'll get up and fly away" - and then the jam went interstellar, and the headlines in the AJC tomorrow could read "Phil Lesh strafe bombs Atlanta's Fox Theater and concert goers" This insane jamming eventually becoming Born Cross Eyed which led to another jam, which sounded like it might become China Doll, but soon became Dark Star, verse one. Phil handled this and he did quite well, thank you very much.
Another Jam drove on out of verse one and things got a little Carribean and Jamaican in the jam - before falling somewhat seamlessly back into Dark Star. From there, we had a little jam, some power chords, and this segued into Time (Floyd) - which was epic - delicious - if audio here was food, this would have been rich decadent chocolate melted over a spongy cream filling. Simply tasty - had never heard them do Time that I can recall but found out it was not at all a first. If Time surprised me and took us to the far planets in the galaxy, the Dear Prudence that they eventually ended up with after a long trip down Spacey Jamming Highway was quite as much so. They NAILED the changes and the vocals were almost perfect (including Bobby - again! YEAH!) I was perhaps as blown away by this as by any of the other Beatles covers these guys are putting down.
Next up, Phil laid down some primal bass thundering as he kicked it into overdrive and they just exploded The Eleven which was smoking hot and really sung well, again, with a new arrangement. I have never enjoyed The Eleven live like this before. I've seen it, but this version was so much better than the other 2 times. Phil playing like Zeus on a thunderkit after slamming some Red Bull. They upshift, scream into the corner marked for 30 at 65 and keep the car on the road, but barely. Did I mention they are jamming so hard I'm using car analogies? LOL! From there, they did Lady With A Fan > into the entire Terrapin Suite. Seriously, I had chills the whole way through this - it went on for quite awhile and really hit some great places in the jams. The transitions were high, tight and just exactly perfect. Bob sang "inspiration, move me brightly" onwards amazingly well. The band took it out during the suite and brought it back again enough times they almost ran out of elastic - but just before the bounce went bye-bye, they brought it in one more time and ended the song.
Phil came out, and did his Donor Rap and had some nice things to say about the town, the venue and the vibe at the show. He was nothing but correct, in my opinion. E was Brokedown Palace, which they did very well and was a fitting ending to the show, although they coulda picked it back up with a double encore, but who am I to complain? Priceless show, and more than I expected it to be.
Left by the side doors, saw Phil head between theater and the bus while a bunch of us yelled "thank you Phil" - he waved. Then off into Shakedown, where I found, waiting at my truck, a friend who needed a ride home asap. So, off we went. Dropped her off and came home and wrote this review out. A few final thoughts...from this morning's reflections....
As I said earlier, many different vibes with this band than any other incarnation. Backup singers bring a very JGB feel to many songs and really change the effectiveness of many songs in a very positive direction. I would happily drive 100's of miles to see this band again - something I haven't said in a very long time. Wow - nice work here by the Furthur members. Thanks for a great show, and for those reading, thanks for your feedback, if you care to. Thanks also to the tapers who allow us to recollect these shows the freaking morning after! WOW!
Peace, Hugs and Live Music!
Subject: The Fox is probably still smoldering
Great ambience. Nice clear recording. Thanks for uploading it so quickly.
Subject: aces back to back
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