Sunday, November 17, 2019

Jack Johnson - 2008-08-30 - Cricket Wireless Pavilion, San Diego, CA

Jack Johnson
Cricket Wireless Pavilion   
San Diego, CA

Audience recording, very good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

How about some Jack Johnson? I was listening to him recently for the first time in quite awhile and realized how much I really like a lot of his music. It's just really ... nice. Clever, fun, enjoyable, satisfying, with his laidback style and breezy delivery making it seem so effortless, yet nonchalantly expressing some surprisingly meaningful lyrics and sophisticated songs. And since I have not featured him here before, figured it was about time. Jack Johnson, born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii, is the son of surfer Jeff Johnson, and was an award-winning professional surfer himself, as well as filmmaker (of surfing films), before turning to music full-time. His band in college at UCSB, Soil, opened for early gigs by bands such as Sublime and Dave Matthews Band. A demo of Johnson as a solo act caught the attention of Ben Harper's producer in 2000, which led to the recording of Johnson's first album, Brushfire Fairytales (2001), as well as an opening spot gig with Ben Harper on his Innocent Criminals Tour. By his second album, On and On (2003), Johnson was recording in his own home studio and had his own record label, Brushfire Records. An avid environmentalist and sustainability advocate, Johnson transformed his recording and business with solar power, recyclable packaging, and eco-friendly practices, and frequently donates the proceeds from his concerts to environmental charities and causes. His next album, In Between Dreams (2005) became his mainstream breakthrough, going multi-platinum, and with such as 'Good People', 'Sitting, Waiting, Wishing', and 'Breakdown'. Johnson followed that success with an album of songs (made with his various musician friends) for a children's animated film, Sing-A-Long Songs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George (2006), also to great success, and the hit single 'Upside Down'. Following his next album, Sleep Through the Static (2008), he embarked on his biggest and most ambitious world tour. Featured here is a show from that big World tour, a wonderful audience recording from his San Diego show. I specifically chose this tour to feature because it was the only tour that included the song 'Sleep through the Static', which is one of my favorites, an underrated classic, as well as so many other memorable songs in a great show.  FYI: Johnson is another artist who supports audience taping and sharing and whose shows are featured and collected in the Live Music Archive, where literally hundreds of his shows have been preserved (mainly audience recordings) and are available for listening, downloading.

01. Hope
02. Taylor
03. Flake
04. Symbol
05. Sitting, Waiting, Wishing > You're Just What I Needed > Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
06. Sleep Through the Static
07. Go On
08. Upside Down
09. Do You Remember
10. Bubble Toes
11. Wasting Time
12. Eyes *
13. Constellations
14. Breakdown
15. Girl I Want to Lay You Down
16. Banana Pancakes
17. Jack Talking
18. Same Girl
19. Country Road #
20. Give Voice #$
21. Staple it Together
22. If I Had Eyes > Time is on My Side
23. Good People
24. All At Once
25. A Pirate Looks at 40
26. Gone
27. Angel
28. Better Together

Jack Johnson - vocals and guitar
Zach Gill - keyboards and vocals
Merlo Podlewski - bass
Adam Topol - drums
* - with Zach Rogue from Rogue Wave
# - with Paula Fuga
$ - with Culver City Dub Collective

FLAC - Jack Johnson_2008-08-30_SanDiego_FLAC.rar

mp3 - Jack Johnson_2008-08-30_SanDiego_mp3.rar

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