Thursday, September 18, 2014

Steely Dan - 2014-08-19 - Appleton, WI

Steely Dan
2014-08-19
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, WI 

Audience recording, very good quality
Mp3 @ 320 kbps

Another excellent show I saw this summer was Steely Dan, on their 2014 Jamalot Ever After Tour. They sounded great, with a fantastic backing band and singers (stand-outs were drummer Keith Carlock and guitarist Jon Herington). They did a nice selection of songs from throughout their career, some with updated arrangements. They've been doing this sort of 'Big Band' version of their songs for quite awhile now, but they have really manged to perfect it now and still keep things fresh and exciting. So, in honor of that show (which I don't have a recording of), here is a good quality recording from another show on the same tour from a couple weeks earlier, with a very similar setlist (only songs different were that the show I saw included 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number' and 'Godwhacker' instead of 'Two Against Nature' and 'Green Earrings'). A fine show, and one that enables me to update the Steely Dan included here to the current year and tour.

Pictures included are not from the posted Appleton show, but are my own pics from the show I saw (2014-08-29 - Bangor, ME).

Tracklist:
1. Cubano Chant (Ray Bryant cover [Instr.] - Band only)
2. Black Cow
3. Aja
4. Hey Nineteen
5. Black Friday
6. Show Biz Kids
7. Two Against Nature
8. Time Out of Mind
9. Green Earrings
10. Razor Boy (Female vocals)
11. Bodhisattva
12. Everyone's Gone to the Movies
13. Daddy Don't Live in That New York City No More (Becker vocals)
14. I Want To (Do Everything for You) (Joe Tex cover) (Female vocals - w/Band Introductions)
15. Josie
16. Peg
17. My Old School
18. Reelin' in the Years
19. Kid Charlemagne
20. The Untouchables (Nelson Riddle cover [Instr.] - Band only)


The Band:
Donald Fagen: Keyboards, Vocals
Walter Becker: Electric guitar, talk

Carolyn Leonhart-Escoffery: Vocals
Cindy Mizelle: Vocals
La Tanya Hall: Vocals
Freddie Washington: Electric bass (finger)
Jim Beard: Keyboards
Jim Pugh: Trombone
Jon Herington: Electric guitar
Keith Carlock: Drums
Michael Leonhart: Trumpet
Roger Rosenberg: Baritone saxophone
Walt Weiskopf: Saxophone

Steely Dan_2014-08-19_Appleton.part1.rar
Steely Dan_2014-08-19_Appleton.part2.rar



2 comments:

vilstef said...

Many thanks! This is one of the best audience tapes I've heard in some time. Usually I give a pass to audience, but for the Steely boys it's at the very least worth a listen. This is a keeper!

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