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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 12:16 PM
Why not play "Hittin' the Note" in it's entirety one night? After all, this is the line-up that gave us one fine album. I stress "one" here, but I think that would be great. Thoughts?

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 01:33 PM
Mike I was thinking the same thing the other day,it makes sense. Throw in a smoking version of Egypt in there too. I love Firing line so much.

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 01:37 PM
Does this still feel like a special event for bands and their fans? I feel like it's kind of lost its luster over time. The band played those albums on the 40th anniversary show, plus they replayed At Fillmore East on two anniversaries and they've "recreated" Eat a Peach, too. If they're going to do it, sure, they could add a new album to the mix - or they could find a different way to shake things up.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 01:41 PM
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Does this still feel like a special event for bands and their fans? I feel like it's kind of lost its luster over time. The band played those albums on the 40th anniversary show, plus they replayed At Fillmore East on two anniversaries and they've "recreated" Eat a Peach, too. If they're going to do it, sure, they could add a new album to the mix - or they could find a different way to shake things up.


Exactly,I have Listened to Eat a peach and Idlewild south so much. Awesome albums!!! but guys give it a break... how about Nobody knows,get on with your life,leavin,firing line ,blues at midnight...too just name a few.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 01:45 PM
I don't think the ABB audience is clamoring for some of those.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 01:52 PM
The, AT MINIMUM, 50% or more of the people in the crowd who are casual ABB fans, would be confused and probably pretty pissed. Justifiably so, imho.
 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 01:58 PM
Most oldies acts recreate their popular stuff. since that's what their fans want.,

 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 03:05 PM
It bums me out a little when my favorite band has to resort to gimmicks to sell tix. I did have fun at the '11 Beacon AFE anniv show, freaking out an unaware audience member song after song w/ my setlist prescience! Still, I like the surprise of not knowing what's coming.
 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 03:19 PM
I don't think they're doing it to sell tickets. They sell out Beacon shows regardless, and they're only one act among many at Mountain Jam. This is their way of making a show "an event," I think, but it's too bad they can't find some other ways.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 03:46 PM
I would think that this set at MJ is to promote the new DVD that will be out shortly before that event and will be played in front of an audience considerably younger than your standard Allman crowd.
 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 03:57 PM
Really good idea...good doesn't = popular.
 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 03:59 PM
I won't complain if they play "Hittin' the Note" complete on one of the two nights I'm attending.

I've enjoyed the four albums I've watched Steely Dan perform. I saw the Van Morrison performance of "Astral Weeks". In theory that would have been great but Van was having one of many off nights.

I don't consider it a gimmick. I think I saw Rush play "2112" all the way through in the far off dim days of the mid 70's. I think Blue Oyster Cult might have played all of "Agents of Fortune".

In those days I don't think it was a gimmick. I don't think Steely Dan playing their albums is a gimmick.

Was Roger Waters' "The Wall" a gimmick?

 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 04:03 PM
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I won't complain if they play "Hittin' the Note" complete on one of the two nights I'm attending.

I've enjoyed the four albums I've watched Steely Dan perform. I saw the Van Morrison performance of "Astral Weeks". In theory that would have been great but Van was having one of many off nights.

I don't consider it a gimmick. I think I saw Rush play "2112" all the way through in the far off dim days of the mid 70's. I think Blue Oyster Cult might have played all of "Agents of Fortune".

In those days I don't think it was a gimmick. I don't think Steely Dan playing their albums is a gimmick.

Was Roger Waters' "The Wall" a gimmick?



Excellent point made..it's no gimmick!

 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 04:15 PM
That's a different deal. Roger Waters and Steely Dan aren't in the improv-heavy jamband world, and Waters does entire Wall tours. That's different from announcing you're going to play a classic album one night only, especially on an occasion like an anniversary.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 04:24 PM
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That's a different deal. Roger Waters and Steely Dan aren't in the improv-heavy jamband world, and Waters does entire Wall tours. That's different from announcing you're going to play a classic album one night only, especially on an occasion like an anniversary.


That's one opinion.

The genre of music may be less the issue than the concept.

Either way...no matter....I think it would be cool to hear HTN done live.

That's another opinion!

 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 04:34 PM
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I don't think they're doing it to sell tickets. They sell out Beacon shows regardless, and they're only one act among many at Mountain Jam. This is their way of making a show "an event," I think, but it's too bad they can't find some other ways.


I don't recall them ever announcing particular albums, or guests, or anything else at the Beacon. Sure, I had a pretty good idea they were going to do AFE at the Beacon on that night in '11.

I was thinking more of the pre-announced EAP at Peachfest and the 1st two at Mtn Jam (and the 2011 Boston shows of EAP and AFE). When it's announced up front, there is marketing behind it. When it's a surprise playing, it's just as much an event (if not more so).

 

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I don't recall them ever announcing particular albums, or guests, or anything else at the Beacon. Sure, I had a pretty good idea they were going to do AFE at the Beacon on that night in '11.

Things at the Beacon never really get announced, but word gets out a large percentage of the time.
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I was thinking more of the pre-announced EAP at Peachfest and the 1st two at Mtn Jam (and the 2011 Boston shows of EAP and AFE). When it's announced up front, there is marketing behind it.

That makes sense.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 05:28 PM
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Most oldies acts recreate their popular stuff. since that's what their fans want.,


Exactly.

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AT MINIMUM, 50% or more of the people in the crowd who are casual ABB fans, would be confused and probably pretty pissed. Justifiably so, imho.


So, the fans want to hear the "popular" stuff, the band plays the old hits so these fans won't get pissed, .....but they are not an oldies band.

It might make an interesting little film project....asking fans outside the Beacon about the songs they would like to hear....

 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 05:33 PM
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I don't consider it a gimmick.


Gimmick, treat...No matter what you call it, the fan has a chance to hear a rarely played favorite.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 05:34 PM
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That's a different deal. Roger Waters and Steely Dan aren't in the improv-heavy jamband world, and Waters does entire Wall tours. That's different from announcing you're going to play a classic album one night only, especially on an occasion like an anniversary.


I don't think ABB playing an album would curtail the improvisation.

Either way, I'm sure I'm going to enjoy the shows. At this point I don't think there is much ABB could announce that will exceptionally alter ticket sales.

 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 05:55 PM
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Mike I was thinking the same thing the other day,it makes sense. Throw in a smoking version of Egypt in there too. I love Firing line so much.

[Edited on 3/5/2014 by fender31]


I always thought Firing Line would make a great opener.


 

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  posted on 3/5/2014 at 06:38 PM
I said that about HTN too but I know that it won't happen. Gregg has struggled with the songs since Day 1. He can't remember the lyrics or cues. I think that is why they haven't been playing much off it for a few years now.

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 10:06 AM
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Most oldies acts recreate their popular stuff. since that's what their fans want.,


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AT MINIMUM, 50% or more of the people in the crowd who are casual ABB fans, would be confused and probably pretty pissed. Justifiably so, imho.


So, the fans want to hear the "popular" stuff, the band plays the old hits so these fans won't get pissed, .....but they are not an oldies band.

It might make an interesting little film project....asking fans outside the Beacon about the songs they would like to hear....



How many copies did Hittin The Note sell? I'd venture that most of the concert-going crowd doesn't even know that it, or any of its songs, exists.

Maybe it would make sense to play the record if they held a special concert where only people registered for this website could be in the crowd. That's about it.

[Edited on 3/6/2014 by cmgst34]

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 11:34 AM
It is one of my favorite CD's its all killer and no filler so would be great live start to finish.

 

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  posted on 3/6/2014 at 11:51 AM
I think they should play the entire Brothers of the Road album , and if Gregg can't
remember all the words to these classic songs , he could use cue cards or a
teleprompter..........

 
 


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