, attached to 2014-12-12

Review by MOstGhoSt

MOstGhoSt this concert was a good one. the first set was very straightforward - great unity within the band, no surprises, well played, most professional. however, set one included sixteen songs and therefore the songs were short and there seemed no space for improvisations.

the second set turned a corner with Night Speaks to a Woman and the beacon theatre came alive friday night NYc.

trey anastasio played very intense and sustained guitar dominated moments with unhindered freedom. this was my impression of the second set - trey took control of the time and the moment without apologies or democracy as absolute leader.

if my memory was correct ( i don't have the benefit of the live recording to relisten and write purely on impressions after the live concert ) i heard the familiar guitar riff reminiscent of the most excellent Simple - from 8-29-2014 colorado - dick's. i think i heard this during Mr Completely and noted that this riff shifted from the dominent melody to the support framework behind the horn section as the horn section took their respective golden moments.

Plasma - Shine - Mr Completely completely rocked the house with the trey sound people know and love - confident and true. Ether Sunday was a welcome calm and Sand was a gift, more and more of the guitar taking unapologetic lead. the guitar moments stretched throughout the second set in these compositions.

i hope somehow a recording of this night becomes available because i would like to revisit that second set. TAB really brought it friday night - very new york.


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