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yes, i know...
never told anyone we were going.
didn't know, m'self until a few days beforehand.
but, it had to be done...
the prospect of a setlist to salivate over
and we'd not been able to get to the west coast,
so, hey - new york, here we are! 

the beacon, we've been here before
(no carrie and dave along with us tonight).
a fabulous, glitzy venue
and the sound in the loge was fine
(a bit drum heavy, but instruments and voices  nicely separated)
ttkts bought t box office 24 hrs before,
sidestepping 40+$ booking fee!

pleased, as always, to meet mr p gregory beforehand
and a few other chatty people, but no one we recognised
(we were alongside siblings the lemontwigs,
but didn't interlope on probyn's greet).

the zombies
- a couple of oldies, a couple of new songs
(including an immediate, fresh, as yet unrecorded number)
befre the album recital.
and, yep, it still works beautifully as a live outing,
with darian on mellotron and vocals,
and an appearance on trumpet by probyn, no less.
new york audience were so into it,
(even thought rod's didactic intros)
and colin b, rod a & co were visibly lapping it up.
what a parallel career move reforming this band, dusting out this lineup
and presenting this album has proved.

and so, mr wilson.
mr wilson, stroller and helper placing him in his rightful spot behind his white grand piano.
paul m moving across at one point with a whisper and gentle arm to the shoulder,.
an example of just how these musician chaps care for mr wilson. 
lit'd be facile to say mayve he oughtn't to be there.
brian looking inwards, not outwards a lot of the time.
that's introspective, not turned away,
occasional, far off shuttered down expression.
but arms animated, outstretched in emphasis,
hands fluttering over the keys.
but mostly in that self-contained bubble
and i'd not want to try to analyse just where he's at inside
(totally presumptious, unknowing and unfair to do so).

so, here he is and it's his musical world that unveils.
with a fantabulous repertoire of songs.
a well judged, adventurous set (next to no surf'n'car songs!).
al j mc'ing the show.

blondie providing added energy, the stuttering stagger (or is it staggering swagger?),
calling out to nicky and carl, keening guitar and that sweet-as-sandpaper vocal!
darian, in as good a voice as i've ever heard him.
rpb bonfiglio figlios a spanish guitar like no other
and he and probyn handle that missing electric guitar part.
i was sat wondering who'd the 'you're under arrest' line
- well, it's jim l (with brief white spot on him!).
matt j's falsetto really reached heights in this room.
none of the smooth glide from bw's voice to his now.
as ever, his earpiece was mainly left dangilng as he took all those lines
and did full justice to 'em.

a distinct maritime theme washes through the set,
'diamondhead' proves to be a great addition
(who needs 'kokomo' when this exists?).
not the hedonistic innocence of surfin',
but the maturity of songs that the bb's were able to produce
before the lowest common denominator commercial needs kicked into that band.
this tour really showcases repertoire that should not  be forgot.

bw's frail presence was more than made up by the performance of the band
and the palpable love emanating from the crowd.
and, if disengaged some of the time, bw's lapping up the music and
visibly and audibly perks up when his lead vocals appear.

so, an odd missed cue and a cough - plenty of water taken onboard through the set - phrasing not wayward if the voice is definitely showing its age. but, as we know, it's the ensemble, with mr wilson at its core,.

anyway,
enough rambling.
i began writing this on the bus down to philadelphia
and was going to post this day after the show, but got carried away).
there's a few (well a few more than a few) on my faceachebook page
if anyone want to see.

very very well pleased we nipped over.
tower theatre just outside philadelphia next, so we head over to buy tkts at the box office.
only, it doesn't open until day of the concert.
bugger!
and, hey - it's lost its tower!
what happened there?
drastic iconodestruction!
must find out why...
cheers




anyway
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here's an online review with (ssshhh...) lots of diveo clips of the beacon show.
(i've not had chance to watch 'em yet):.
obviously a bit of a fan:
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/brian-wilson-played-lots-of-rare-songs-with-the-zombies-at-the-beacon-videos-setlists/
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Originally Posted by paul g adsett
yes, i know...
never told anyone we were going.
didn't know, m'self until a few days beforehand.
but, it had to be done...
the prospect of a setlist to salivate over
and we'd not been able to get to the west coast,
so, hey - new york, here we are! 

the beacon, we've been here before
(no carrie and dave along with us tonight).
a fabulous, glitzy venue
and the sound in the loge was fine
(a bit drum heavy, but instruments and voices  nicely separated)
ttkts bought t box office 24 hrs before,
sidestepping 40+$ booking fee!

pleased, as always, to meet mr p gregory beforehand
and a few other chatty people, but no one we recognised
(we were alongside siblings the lemontwigs,
but didn't interlope on probyn's greet).

the zombies
- a couple of oldies, a couple of new songs
(including an immediate, fresh, as yet unrecorded number)
befre the album recital.
and, yep, it still works beautifully as a live outing,
with darian on mellotron and vocals,
and an appearance on trumpet by probyn, no less.
new york audience were so into it,
(even thought rod's didactic intros)
and colin b, rod a & co were visibly lapping it up.
what a parallel career move reforming this band, dusting out this lineup
and presenting this album has proved.

and so, mr wilson.
mr wilson, stroller and helper placing him in his rightful spot behind his white grand piano.
paul m moving across at one point with a whisper and gentle arm to the shoulder,.
an example of just how these musician chaps care for mr wilson. 
lit'd be facile to say mayve he oughtn't to be there.
brian looking inwards, not outwards a lot of the time.
that's introspective, not turned away,
occasional, far off shuttered down expression.
but arms animated, outstretched in emphasis,
hands fluttering over the keys.
but mostly in that self-contained bubble
and i'd not want to try to analyse just where he's at inside
(totally presumptious, unknowing and unfair to do so).

so, here he is and it's his musical world that unveils.
with a fantabulous repertoire of songs.
a well judged, adventurous set (next to no surf'n'car songs!).
al j mc'ing the show.

blondie providing added energy, the stuttering stagger (or is it staggering swagger?),
calling out to nicky and carl, keening guitar and that sweet-as-sandpaper vocal!
darian, in as good a voice as i've ever heard him.
rpb bonfiglio figlios a spanish guitar like no other
and he and probyn handle that missing electric guitar part.
i was sat wondering who'd the 'you're under arrest' line
- well, it's jim l (with brief white spot on him!).
matt j's falsetto really reached heights in this room.
none of the smooth glide from bw's voice to his now.
as ever, his earpiece was mainly left dangilng as he took all those lines
and did full justice to 'em.

a distinct maritime theme washes through the set,
'diamondhead' proves to be a great addition
(who needs 'kokomo' when this exists?).
not the hedonistic innocence of surfin',
but the maturity of songs that the bb's were able to produce
before the lowest common denominator commercial needs kicked into that band.
this tour really showcases repertoire that should not  be forgot.

bw's frail presence was more than made up by the performance of the band
and the palpable love emanating from the crowd.
and, if disengaged some of the time, bw's lapping up the music and
visibly and audibly perks up when his lead vocals appear.

so, an odd missed cue and a cough - plenty of water taken onboard through the set - phrasing not wayward if the voice is definitely showing its age. but, as we know, it's the ensemble, with mr wilson at its core,.

anyway,
enough rambling.
i began writing this on the bus down to philadelphia
and was going to post this day after the show, but got carried away).
there's a few (well a few more than a few) on my faceachebook page
if anyone want to see.

very very well pleased we nipped over.
tower theatre just outside philadelphia next, so we head over to buy tkts at the box office.
only, it doesn't open until day of the concert.
bugger!
and, hey - it's lost its tower!
what happened there?
drastic iconodestruction!
must find out why...
cheers




anyway


Hello Paul,

We were in NY as well. Sorry not to have had the chance to meet you. Here is the Live Nation site for tix to Tower Theater in case you've not yet purchased.
https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/020056BDA06B8DB2

Cheers!
Stephanie
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thanks
- did you get to say hello to probyn?
he's always out front to mix before the show,
what a luvverly chap.

i know there's still plenty of tkts for philly tonight.
we're taking nephew and his girlfriend as a treat.
buy at box office,
avoiding the excessive online booking fee.

cheers
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not the hedonistic innocence of surfin',
but the maturity of songs that the bb's were able to produce
before the lowest common denominator commercial needs kicked into that band.
this tour really showcases repertoire that should not  be forgot.
…..
That's really the beauty of this tour, isn't it Paul? - aside from the visits and experience.  Now...only wish to see a similar 'Sunflower/Holland' tour.

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