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New York, NY 5/25

  • May 25, 2013
    New York, NY 5/25

    Beacon Theatre

    New York, NY

    May 25, 2013

    The fourth night of the Beacon residency began as all the previous nights have, exploding out of the gates to raucous cheers with "So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star." 

    As Rolling Stone rock critic David Fricke commented in one of his extensive reviews of the first few Beacon shows, The Byrds cover has evolved night in and night out, especially Mike Campbell's guitar solo, which went from bouncy at the beginning of the week to a note-bending mind warp by Saturday. Saturday saw Tom and the guys' first stab at Into The Great Wide Open with a stellar "Two Gunslingers," along with selections from Hard Promises ("Woman In Love"), Wildflowers ("You Wreck Me," "Wildflowers"), You're Gonna Get It ("Listen To Her Heart"), Mojo ("I Should Have Known It," "Takin' My Time"), Damn the Torpedoes ("Refugee"), as well as from two of Tom's solo albums, Highway Companion ("Saving Grace ") and Full Moon Fever ("Love Is A Long Road," "Runnin' Down A Dream"). "Melinda" re-appeared, this time with Benmont Tench playing a much more staccato piano solo than the jazzy drums-and-keys fusion thing from earlier in the week.

    Saturday night was a big covers night though, and the crowd seemed to love watching the band dig deep into their bag of tricks. Tom and the band dipping back into the blues on "Baby Please Don't Go," a song written by Big Joe Williams and popularized by Van Morrison and Them. "We came out of a garage in Gainesville, FL and were listening to bands who came out of garages, too," Tom said before launching into a fuzzed out version of Paul Revere & the Raiders' "Steppin' Stone." "Friend of the Devil" made its second appearance of this run, and the Grateful Dead classic continues to evolve as well, with Tom playing more and more harmonica. Country music even got a nod with a cover of Conway Twitty's "The Image of Me," a song Tom said the band used to listen to on the radio riding back from gigs in FL in the early days.

     

    Last night at the Beacon tonight! Keep checking back for more!

     

    Set List

    Rock & Roll Star

    Love Is A Long Road

    Listen To Her Heart

    Baby Please Don't Go

    The Damage You've Done

    Takin' My Time

    Steppin' Stone

    Woman In Love

    Saving Grace

    Like To Love You Baby

    Tweeter And The Monkey Man

    Rebels

    Two Gunslingers

    Wildflowers

    The Image of Me

    Friend of the Devil

    Melinda

    I Should Have Known It

    Refugee

    Runnin' Down A Dream

     

    E: You Wreck Me

    American Girl

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on May 25, 2013

Beacon Theatre

New York, NY

May 25, 2013

The fourth night of the Beacon residency began as all the previous nights have, exploding out of the gates to raucous cheers with "So You Want To Be A Rock & Roll Star." 

As Rolling Stone rock critic David Fricke commented in one of his extensive reviews of the first few Beacon shows, The Byrds cover has evolved night in and night out, especially Mike Campbell's guitar solo, which went from bouncy at the beginning of the week to a note-bending mind warp by Saturday. Saturday saw Tom and the guys' first stab at Into The Great Wide Open with a stellar "Two Gunslingers," along with selections from Hard Promises ("Woman In Love"), Wildflowers ("You Wreck Me," "Wildflowers"), You're Gonna Get It ("Listen To Her Heart"), Mojo ("I Should Have Known It," "Takin' My Time"), Damn the Torpedoes ("Refugee"), as well as from two of Tom's solo albums, Highway Companion ("Saving Grace ") and Full Moon Fever ("Love Is A Long Road," "Runnin' Down A Dream"). "Melinda" re-appeared, this time with Benmont Tench playing a much more staccato piano solo than the jazzy drums-and-keys fusion thing from earlier in the week.

Saturday night was a big covers night though, and the crowd seemed to love watching the band dig deep into their bag of tricks. Tom and the band dipping back into the blues on "Baby Please Don't Go," a song written by Big Joe Williams and popularized by Van Morrison and Them. "We came out of a garage in Gainesville, FL and were listening to bands who came out of garages, too," Tom said before launching into a fuzzed out version of Paul Revere & the Raiders' "Steppin' Stone." "Friend of the Devil" made its second appearance of this run, and the Grateful Dead classic continues to evolve as well, with Tom playing more and more harmonica. Country music even got a nod with a cover of Conway Twitty's "The Image of Me," a song Tom said the band used to listen to on the radio riding back from gigs in FL in the early days.

 

Last night at the Beacon tonight! Keep checking back for more!

 

Set List

Rock & Roll Star

Love Is A Long Road

Listen To Her Heart

Baby Please Don't Go

The Damage You've Done

Takin' My Time

Steppin' Stone

Woman In Love

Saving Grace

Like To Love You Baby

Tweeter And The Monkey Man

Rebels

Two Gunslingers

Wildflowers

The Image of Me

Friend of the Devil

Melinda

I Should Have Known It

Refugee

Runnin' Down A Dream

 

E: You Wreck Me

American Girl

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