Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sting & Peter Gabriel - 2016-06-26 - Camden, NJ

Sting & Peter Gabriel
BB&T Pavilion, Camden, NJ
June 26, 2016
Audience Recording, Good Quality


Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions
Recording location: Section 104, row M.
Recorded by: Tapehead2

Here's another current collaborative tour, featuring two solo rock icons playing some of their greatest hits together, Sting & Peter Gabriel. And what makes this collaborative show (tour) something more special than the usual double headliner show (each performer does their own set, then maybe perform together for a few songs at the end) is that this is a truly collaborative show throughout with both performers (and their bands) playing together on each others songs through the entire concert. Most of the time this means singing background or harmony vocals on each others songs, but also several songs featuring co-lead vocals, and even some where the other artist takes the lead instead the original vocalist, sometimes even completely re-arranging the song into their own style. For example, Gabriel does a decidedly different version of  Sting's 'If You Love Somebody Set Them Free', giving it a complete Gabriel-ized makeover, with very interesting results. Sting takes lead on Gabriel's Shock the Monkey and a snippet of Dancing with the Moonlight King, among others, and the two exchange vocals and harmonies on a number of songs. The two bands also merge and interact on several songs as well, resulting in some new twists on the old classics, and a very interesting show. I believe the tour is continuing for a couple more weeks, so if it comes your way, be sure to check it out. If it missed your area, at least you can check out a representative show here to hear this unique combination of talents and great songs.

Tracklist:
01 The Rhythm of the Heat
02 If I Ever Lose My Faith in You
03 No Self Control
04 Invisible Sun
05 Games Without Frontiers
06 Shock the Monkey
07 Secret World
08 Driven to Tears
09 Fragile
10 Red Rain
11 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight (excerpt)
12 Message in the Bottle
13 Darkness
14 Walking in Your Footsteps
15 Kiss that Frog
16 Don't Give Up
17 The Hounds of Winter
18 Big Time
19 Englishman in New York
20 Solsbury Hill
21 Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
22 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
23 Roxanne/Ain't No Sunshine
24 Love Can Heal
25 Desert Rose
26 In Your Eyes
Encore:
27 Every Breath You Take
28 Sledgehammer

Length:  2:39:00

mp3 - Sting & Peter Gabriel_2016-06-26_CamdenNJ_mp3.part1.rar
Sting & Peter Gabriel_2016-06-26_CamdenNJ_mp3.part2.rar

FLAC - Sting & Peter Gabriel_2016-06-26_CamdenNJ_FLAC.part1.rar
 Sting & Peter Gabriel_2016-06-26_CamdenNJ_FLAC.part2.rar

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle - 2016-06-13 - Union Chapel, London

 Shawn Colvin & Steve Earle
 2016-06-13
Union Chapel, London, UK

Audience recording, good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC)
and Mp3 (320 kbps) versions
A Soledriver Recording


Here's Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle in a recent show from their current joint 'Colvin & Earle' Tour, promoting their just-released new album together. Here are 2 renowned singer-songwriters, from seemingly very different styles and backgrounds joining forces to produce an album of new songs (some jointly written, some covers). The album has received a somewhat mixed reception so far, mainly by fans of each of these veteran songwriter-performers concerned that this combined effort does not sound like or is as good as their respective solo work. But that is missing the point of the collaboration completely, in that it isn't supposed to be a Shawn Colvin album or a Steve Earle album, this is Colvin & Earle, a whole different entity, and it is a delight to hear the two of them singing together on their new shared songs and the selected covers they do. And this show is a good intro to the album, as they perform all the songs from the album, some additional covers, but only a select few of their own solo songs they are most known for (So, those wanting a normal Colvin OR Earle show, may be disappointed). To me, what is great about this collaboration (and this show) is its very simplicity. The new songs are good basic 'Americana' songs. There are no fancy arrangements or intricate harmony workings here, just the song basics and the both of them singing together on all the songs. It has the feel of two old friends just getting together and playing some songs, joining in where they feel like it, and it all working out seamlessly. It's like you're witnessing these 2 old musical pros just casually playing and singing together in their living room, just for the fun of it. Certainly a very nice way to spend an evening. Check it out.   

Tracklist:
01 - Wake Up Little Susie
02 - Come What May
03 - You Were On My Mind
04 - Raise The Dead
05 - Ruby Tuesday
06 - Tobacco Road
07 - That Don't Worry Me Now
08 - Someday
09 - The Way That We Do
10 - You're Right (I'm Wrong)
11 - Burnin' It Down
12 - Sunny Came Home
13 - The Galway Girl
14 - Happy And Free
15 - Tell Moses
16 - You're Still Gone
Encores:
17 - Intro...
18 - Baby's In Black
19 - Diamond In The Rough
20 - Copperhead Road

mp3 - Shawn Colvin&Steve Earle_2016-06-13_London_mp3.part1.rar
Shawn Colvin&Steve Earle_2016-06-13_London_mp3.part2.rar


FLAC -Shawn Colvin&Steve Earle_2016-06-13_London_FLAC.rar