Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Santa Barbara County Bowl on 2007-09-22
- Phil Lesh and Friends
Set 1/ 01:Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion, 02:Loose Lucy, 03:So Hard to Find My Way, 04:Bird Song, 05:Jam, 06:Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down, 07:Walkin Away, 08:Sugaree, 09:I'm So Gone
Set 2/ 10:Cold Rain and Snow > 11:Gotta Serve Somebody, 12: Prayer For Spanish Harlem, 13:New Speedway Boogie > 14:The Other One > 15:Cryptical Envelopment > 16:Casey Jones, 17:Brown Sugar > 18:Franklin's Tower, 19:Phil's Donor Talk /Band Intros 20:E: Brokedown Palace
Lineup: Phil Lesh, Jackie Greene, Larry Campbell, John Molo, Steve Molitz
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|Cold Rain and Snow >|
|Gotta Serve Somebody|
|Cryptical Envelopment >|
|New Speedway Boogie>|
|E: Brokedown Palace|
|Phil's Donor Talk /Intros|
|The Other One >|
|So Hard to Find My Way|
|Brown Sugar >|
|Golden Road To Unlimited Devotion|
|Prayer For Spanish Harlem|
|Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down|
|I'm So Gone|
Thanks to Chris Kershaw ,Dan Stein and Rhino for helping make this happen
- 2007-10-04 06:22:22
- SD744T>Audacity>Soundforge 8.0(fades,tracked,normalized,resampled 96>44.1khz,bit depth converter 24>16bit)>Flac Frontend
- Santa Barbara,CA
- Neumann USM69i(hypercards-X/Y)>Sound Device 744T(line 1,2)+Neumann M147Tube>Presonus TubePre>SD 744T(line 3)+Neumann U89i(hypercard)>Presonus TubePre>SD 744T(line 4)Recorded 24/96
- Taped by
- Steve Schneider
- Transferred by
- Steve Schneider
Subject: Grateful Dead
Subject: If not for living in Seoul...
Back to the gig - the amiable tune ends, someone requests 'Operator' instead we're going to soar with the "Bird." Poor Philip - his voice is past the expiration date. Not one of the all-time floats but the guitars have some keen interplay. Likewise - the main jam is more bluesy than ethereal - it's a jutter and stutterer - "Dixie" is alright, dig the organ if it could be louder in the sparse AUD mix - this band requires some musical leadership - a stirring stringed presence. Crowd definitely behind it gettin played. Things stay mellow during the poignant if skippable "Walking Away" it needs an emotional peak - something "Sugaree" hopefully will offer during one of its jammy extended sections. Mellow beginning - it really starts cookin' during the second break - around the eight minute mark. This tune was dead-set made for Haynes who could wail this out - Molo adds excitement. The boy should be straining his voice at its end - overall it's decent. A moody tune Brent would have participated in creating "I'm So Gone" concludes the average set. It's not a phone-in - but they haven't found their united groove yet.
2nd Set: Apparently June gloom was in September as we're feelin' the "Cold Rain & Snow" Like many of the tunes - rehearsals have provided the band with structured arrangements to dent the bat - it'll get there. I wonder at what point I could have recognized "Gotta Serve." Impassioned delivery/sticky groove - a good funky time. Around six I thought and it would have been mad cool if there were some prog boards. Plainitive notes start another Jackie reflective bleh "Prayer." One of the hi-lites of the 2008 gig at the LA Greek was "New Speedway." And the groove they achieve here shows it's no fluke. Someone's mic ain't workin! Directionless rudder at the end - Ahhh...but the force propels us further into "TOO." Phil's reading of the verses is amusing. Its ambition is not space and beyond so its tempered later stages easily melt into "Cryptical." Phil's nothing if not an idiosyncratic entertainer. It wanders pleasantly. Gosh - there's a melody stuck upstairs that the jam's leading to and it ain't the following "Casey Jones." Of course it rollicks around 4:00 - little too short of a period.
Now it gets goofy - sure, the opening chords sound like Keith - but how rare is it that any "Brown Sugar" can be found boogeying at a Dead show?! More importantly - it kinda undermines whatever the GD and Phil wanted to stand for... keen loose breakdown into the light bounce that appears to end too many S. Cali shows, "Franklin." Smiley moment when the chords are struck at :06. Of course it's quite danceable. Like many tunes - little short on exploration - The warmth of Phil comes out and does his earnest speech. Some cuteness from a dude :56 who stridently screams out "I"m an organ donor!" First show of the tour - odd time for a "Brokedown." It's pretty sweet though.
Who would have thunk that "Cold Rain" and "Loose Lucy" would contain the longest jams of the night?!
Subject: It flows
It was the jazz-like improvisation that I liked most about Dead shows, and that is what you'll find here.
As my cousin Larry noted, the first two songs were OK, but a little ......................................... hesitant, maybe. But, being Phil Lesh (of the Grateful Dead) and enlisting skilled musicians, the band was able to get in the groove not after 2 weeks on the road, but after two songs (or thereabouts). Then they whaled.
True, the skinny kid on guitar is no.....................you know. But he's a young man w/ an edge. That is just ONE of the reasons that makes this band a compelling outfit playing excellent music, and not another tired tribute band. Many of t he songs are old (which I like), but the music is new, engaging, hip-swayin', and outstanding.
PS-I have the card in my wallet, Phil; they're getting any organs that still work. So next time, how 'bout 3 minutes of old tour stories!
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