Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread ><<  1    2  >>Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: Best of the Beacon

Zen Peach





Posts: 20943
(20942 all sites)
Registered: 6/15/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 12:46 PM
I would like everyone's opinion:

Best Show


Best surprise





For me the best show would have to be the final 4/8. Transcendent from start to finish.
For me the best surprise was not any guest or any new cover but the changes to the existing numbers. Let me give a few examples:

1. The change to the drums/bass. For years it was placed in the middle of a number which sometimes diminished the power and force of the number. Two examples that come to mind are Leave My Blues at Home and Blackhearted Woman. This year these songs were able to stand on their own at different parts of the show and were a great treat, the addition of the Other One Jam to BW was a great treat.

2. The extended versions of No One to Run With, Statesboro Blues and others. Taking songs that are pretty much done the same way and greatly expanding them.

3. Seeing Derek play bass, Oteil play drums.

4. Gregg's singing which is getting better and better.

Doug

 

____________________

 
Replies:

Ultimate Peach



Karma:
Posts: 3105
(3105 all sites)
Registered: 3/21/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 12:54 PM
In my opinion, 3/24 was the best show. Now, I didn't see 4/8 or 4/6, but 3/24 the playing was just so perfect and the setlist - wow:

1. Statesboro Blues
2. Revival
3. Leave My Blues at Home
4. Rocking Horse
5. Soulshine
with Ron Holloway, sax
6. The High Cost Of Low Living
7. One Way Out
Set II
8. Come On In My Kitchen
with Luther Dickinson, guitar
9. Dreams
with Ron Holloway, sax
10. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Oteil & Derek bass duo; Ron Holloway, sax; Kofi Burbridge; flute
11. Mountain Jam >
12. Dazed And Confused >
13. Mountain Jam
Encore
14. Whipping Post

Nothing against any of the new songs, but that is one solid classic show. They also played my two favorite new ones (Rocking Horse and High Cost) and they were both incredible versions.

Biggest surprises to me would probably be:
1. Dazed & Confused and Manic Depression - who could've EVER predicted these songs would be covered and so well?
2. Drum solos completely changing shape - completely different every single night unlike the past when they were largely similar.

 

____________________
"Derek Trucks's playing was stunning, like nothing I had ever heard before. He has clearly grown up listening to many different forms of music, and all of them come through in his expression. He seems to have no limit." - Clapton

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 16491
(16491 all sites)
Registered: 6/4/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 01:07 PM
Since I only saw 5 shows I would have to say the best two were 3/27 and 4/7.

 

____________________


R.I.P. Hugh Duty


 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 18593
(18594 all sites)
Registered: 11/20/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 01:09 PM
Best Show
4/2 ... the one I was at!

Best Surprise
finally seeing ABB at the Beacon!

 

____________________
"Come on down to the Mermaid Cafe and I will buy you a bottle of wine, and we'll laugh and toast to nothing and smash our empty glasses down..."

 

Peach Master



Karma:
Posts: 522
(524 all sites)
Registered: 10/30/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 01:19 PM
they were all good
best I was at 3-24 dazed and confused
also 4-8 grand style finaly w/johnny winter WOW

 

Peach Pro



Karma:
Posts: 337
(337 all sites)
Registered: 2/16/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 01:39 PM
I went to the last 4, so my experience is based on those..Best show for me was April 5th..There was the Jessica opener..Classic versions of Statesboro, and One Way Out with Vince Esquire, who rocked..There was Dave Mason, The Other One Jam out of Black Hearted Woman..Luther Dickinson on Done Somebody Wrong, Leslie West..And, of course, my first, and definitly not last, experience at Yogi's..WOW!!

Biggest surprise had to be Bernie Williams, or Taylor Hicks..

 

____________________
Ain't no time to hate...

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5395
(5395 all sites)
Registered: 9/8/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 01:41 PM
3/24--didn't go,but heard it & love it...of those i attended:4/5,3/22,3/30--haven't heard the lst weekend yet....so who knows!!

 

____________________
dadof2

 

Peach Master



Karma:
Posts: 825
(825 all sites)
Registered: 3/16/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 02:24 PM
i thought 3/22 was the best..i also agree completely that the reworking of a few old favorites was great...the extended jam at the end of statesboro...the jam in nltrw and several others...ive seen so many shows and have so many recordings of the old warhorses that i look forward to any reworkings and of course new covers and if ever new songs from the band
 

Peach Pro



Karma:
Posts: 202
(202 all sites)
Registered: 2/5/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 03:30 PM
Of the two shows i went to, 4/6 and 4/7, the 7th was definitely better. It was just unbelievable.


Best surprise? I would say In A Silent Way but come ON - Bernie Williams!

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5658
(5662 all sites)
Registered: 7/21/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 03:42 PM
Best show: 4/8 -->no drums(haha not the only reason but a HUGE part)
Favorite show of Mine that I attended: 3/23
Best surprise: Backstage on 4/6

I personally thought that the "vibe" of Dazed and confused was to eeeeeerie for me. When I saw the video it was kidna weird and it looked like Oteil and Gregg were WAY out of place. Sure it was great to hear it, but I would have like a tease or just an instrumental out of it.

Favorite Guest: Leslie West
Least Favorite Guest: Taylor Hicks

Favorite part of whole run: 4/8 Gregg saying" see ya'll next year"

I thought this run was amazing, and so much better than last year. Last year there were too many guests. This year the playing was over the top. More than 100 times I thought Warren was going to set himself ablaze, while Derek watched floating from the heavens. I know that Gregg's voice is getting stronger each year, and I'm very happy that Gregg is really starting to take care of himself and worry about his health.

My only real rant is Oteil's scats. I love Oteil, and think that his bass playing is amazing, but I don't understand why he does this. I know it's some funky jazz thing, and it takes talent, but I really can't take it seriously. (Don't kill me for this, I know a lot of people like this, its just my HO.)

And ooo yeah Bernie was really cool! I watched the video and loved seeing them on NBC yesterday. I didn't think that he seemed nervous like other people, and I knew he was amazed by Derek, you could see it in his eyes.

Jeff--Kirk let me in on Warren's Birthday--I think he felt bad. AMAZING experience!!! You should try it sometime

[Edited on 4/10/2007 by 77ABBhaynes]

 

____________________
"The best damn band were ever gunna hear........THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND"

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5395
(5395 all sites)
Registered: 9/8/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 03:44 PM
the funky intro to done somebody wrong was cool

 

____________________
dadof2

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2403
(2404 all sites)
Registered: 2/3/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 04:07 PM
quote:
In my opinion, 3/24 was the best show. Now, I didn't see 4/8 or 4/6, but 3/24 the playing was just so perfect and the setlist - wow:

1. Statesboro Blues
2. Revival
3. Leave My Blues at Home
4. Rocking Horse
5. Soulshine
with Ron Holloway, sax
6. The High Cost Of Low Living
7. One Way Out
Set II
8. Come On In My Kitchen
with Luther Dickinson, guitar
9. Dreams
with Ron Holloway, sax
10. In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Oteil & Derek bass duo; Ron Holloway, sax; Kofi Burbridge; flute
11. Mountain Jam >
12. Dazed And Confused >
13. Mountain Jam
Encore
14. Whipping Post

Nothing against any of the new songs, but that is one solid classic show. They also played my two favorite new ones (Rocking Horse and High Cost) and they were both incredible versions.

Biggest surprises to me would probably be:
1. Dazed & Confused and Manic Depression - who could've EVER predicted these songs would be covered and so well?
2. Drum solos completely changing shape - completely different every single night unlike the past when they were largely similar.

i saw 5 shows and 3/24 was the best of the best. i got down on the floor for the snd set and i am glad i did

 

Peach Head



Karma:
Posts: 52
(52 all sites)
Registered: 3/19/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 04:10 PM
Best Show: 4/7 ----> Dreams into Mountain Jam into Dazed back into MJ blew my mind away not to mention Bernie freakin Williams, Mule, and Robert "Not as good as DereK" Randolph.....PLUS PLUS derek played with the most intensity i've ever seen him play with...and it was scary and awe inspiring at the same time.

Best Surprise: probably bernie williams, but thats just cause i don't think anyone expected it. also dazed and manic covers.

 

Peach Master



Karma:
Posts: 754
(754 all sites)
Registered: 3/13/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 04:19 PM
Best show I saw was 4/8 (Only other show I saw was 4/3).

Best surprise was how good Gregg sounded (and looked)

Next best surprise was Daved posting to us.

Next best surprise was Bernie Williams.

 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1547
(1547 all sites)
Registered: 3/26/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 04:20 PM
3/24's setlist was just amazing. But the best show I saw out of the six that I went to was theApril 7th show. Dreams>Mountain Jam>Dazed and Confused> Mountain Jam with the Lovelight encore was amazing. Thank you for the great run ABB!

 

____________________
Drew Smithers

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 14567
(14567 all sites)
Registered: 3/28/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 04:36 PM
Best show 4-7 IMO. I don't really think you can get a definitive answer here though, unless someone went to all 15 shows.

Biggest surprise for me was the Mountain Jam (Dazed and Confused) Mountain Jam sandwich. Yummy, yummy, yummy !!!!!

Pete


[Edited on 4/10/2007 by sixty8]

 

____________________
Pete

 

Peach Master



Karma:
Posts: 999
(999 all sites)
Registered: 10/7/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 04:54 PM
Best Show - 4/7/07 (only comparison 4/2)

Best Surprise - Robert Randolph coming out for the Lovelight encore when I wasn't expecting any more guests. Best version (by any band) I've ever heard and there have been many. Gregg's vocals were amazing.

Runner-up Best Surprise - Oteil on drums

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 11675
(12118 all sites)
Registered: 1/8/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 05:30 PM
I only went to 3/30 and 3/31. The defining moments in those shows for me were Susan on Lost Lover Blues on 3/30, and Derek's solo on Whipping Post on 3/31. Both were great shows, but completely different from each other due to Warren's illness on 3/31.

 

____________________
We'd all like to vote for the best man, but he's never a candidate.

 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1083
(1097 all sites)
Registered: 2/22/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 06:10 PM
I took a vote and everyone here agreed 4/8 was the show that was over the top. Jessica started out fine but went off with Dereks solo. A quick save with Done Somebody Wrong brought the show back and it escalated from there. Greggs singing and playing was loud, strong and clear, the setlist flowed well, plenty of jamming, Johnny Winter blew me away, more smokers than drinkers, Vivino & Warren tearing it up like they did 12/29, singing, dancing, plenty of people hanging out near the shroom afterwards discussing the show

I wouldn't have minded catching Bernie though. Saw the clip someone put up on youtube. I've seen him play classical guitar but playing with ABB was sweet surprise for NY'ers .. or maybe just Yankee fans.

 

____________________

Not a bro - I'm a girl lol !

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 8487
(8512 all sites)
Registered: 4/27/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 07:57 PM
Nobody's answers can be wrong in this discussion. Atleast in terms of favorite rather than best, if there is a difference.

I'll speak of the shows I saw, 10 straight from 3/22 to 4/3.

It is so so hard to really pick a favorite. I offer this imperfect and up for debate list. This list isn't meant for a best to worst comparison, but rather identifies my favorite shows.

I have a 4-way tie for 1st although this order isn't exact - sorry for the indecisiveness.
3/31
3/23
3/27
4/3

There was just a little something in each of these shows that kept it from emerging ahead of the other 3. But at the same time there was stuff in each of them that kept them ahead of all the others I list below. If I started going into detail this post would be way too long and nobody would probably read it.

These shows come somewhwere behind the first group, although not necessarily in this order:
3/24
3/22
3/26
4/2

I liked 3/24 alot, and loved the high points it offered, but the whole show isn't enough for me to put it in my first group. I don't think anyone who says 3/24 was the best is wrong, just for my taste it might be just a little overrated. All in all I really didn't think it was better than 3/22, 3/26 or 4/2. All of these shows were excellent.

There are my least favorites, but that does not mean they were bad or that I did not like them:
3/30
3/29

3/30 was unique with Warren being sick, but some great music still happened that evening. Warren still was able to kick some ass at times too. The show is still a real good one, but I liked others better. For some reason 3/29 didn't do much for me, but had it been the only Beacon show I attended all year, with nothing else to compare it to, I would have been pretty satisfied with it.

Perhaps some of my indecision is that none of these 10 shows really reached that epic level. Without attending 4/5, 4/6, 4/7, 4/8 I really don't know, but on paper a couple of those ones seem out of this world, but of course without being there I really don't know.


Biggest surprise:

Was probably that in the first 11 shows they didn't have any of those big name unexpected guests. Frampton, Mason, Johnny Winter were all after I left. I did not need any big name guests at my shows, just the ABB every night would be cool. However, history had me expecting some special guests so it was a surprise that it didn't happen. I know that Purdie and Jermont are pretty legendary, as is Bruce Hampton - I guess those aren't the kind of guys I was referring too. And please don't get me wrong, because I saw some great guests that really added to the enjoyment of the music. The surprise was that there were no big names until the end of the run, but ultimately that isn't too big of a deal for me.

 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1803
(1803 all sites)
Registered: 10/29/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 08:25 PM
I havent listened to 3/24 but i have to say that 4/8 is probably THE best concert i have ever been to. Guests were over the top and the setlist was incredible too. In a silent way with Ravi coltrane?? I was hoping theyd play this song, but with John Coltrane's son?? over the top.. and those unexpected jams in middle of songs like No One to run With and black hearted woman, also Dazed and confused in the middle of mountain jam? wasnt expecting any of them..

 

____________________
Music is a memory bank for finding one's way about the world.

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2614
(2614 all sites)
Registered: 1/5/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 08:35 PM
went to my usual 2 shows 3/27 and 4/5-both were amazing, wouldnt even opine on which show of run was the best. many highlights in only two shows-favorite moment was leslie west and warren singing the sky is crying and then breaking out into crossroads.

loved the kid on OWO and of course dave mason.

Derek was his usual amazing self but overall the most memorable band moment was Greg's singing this year which was totally off the charts and better than i can recall in a real long time.

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 11437
(11442 all sites)
Registered: 8/21/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 08:39 PM
This question has confounded me all day, even limited to my last 4 shows. And even if just my favorite, not the best. But my favorite 2d set was 4-7, 1st set, 4-6. But how can my best show not include the most transcendant Dreams/ Mtn Jam? It can't. But 4-8 may have been the most complete show. But I would never trade 4-5's Les Brers for anything. I don't know. All I do know is that each night was incredible and I would not put more than a 10% difference between all of them. Any little inconvenience I had took nothing away from complete enjoyment every night.

Best surprise, R Randolph followed by In a Silent Way. Best guest: Leslie West, but my sentimental favorite was J Winter, for the joy he brought Derek and some able singing and playing from a feeble but respected man.

 

____________________

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20943
(20942 all sites)
Registered: 6/15/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 08:41 PM
I have to say that I strongly felt that the last show was unique but I thought it may have been because I was in orch. row K and the night before in upper balcony row H. But, although 4/7 was mind blowing, I am now convinced that 4/8 was the best, at least of the ones I attended. Not only was the energy high and the performances brilliant, we got at least another 45 minutes of serious music because of the length and the absence of drums. But most of all, the set list just seemed to ebb and flow perfectly. It was a very intense night of jamming with just enough come down to not be too much.

Doug

 

____________________

 

Ultimate Peach



Karma:
Posts: 3866
(3866 all sites)
Registered: 3/18/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 4/10/2007 at 08:43 PM
My favorite show was Saturday 4/7. It flat out smoked, and that was one of the best Dreams I ever heard.

Biggest surprise was that Bernie Williams showed up, and Phil Lesh didn't.
The other big surprise was when they went into Dazed and Confused the first time on 3/24, that was insane.

 

____________________


Bringin' It All Back Home, 1969 - 2009 ... and the road goes on forever ...

 
<<  1    2  >>  


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software


Privacy | Terms of Service
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com