Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Zombies - 2015-10-09 - New York City, NY (AUD/FLAC)



(Audience FLAC)

The Zombies 
Society for Ethical Culture 
New York, New York 
Ocotober 9, 2015 

Lineage: Sound Professionals SP-TFB-2 in ear binaurals > ZoomH2 > Tracks split using Sound Studio > to FLAC using xACT 

Recording Location: close to center of 2nd row of mezzanine level (actually on the floor, but where it starts to slope up. This place is a very old auditorium with a weird layout!) 

artwork included 

Set 1: 
01 intro 
02 I Love You 
03 Can't Nobody Love You 
04 I Want You Back Again 
05 Moving On 
06 Edge of the Rainbow 
07 Tell Her No 
08 You Really Got a Hold On Me_Bring it on Home to Me 
09 Rod Argent talks 
10 Maybe Tomorrow 
11 New York 
12 Caroline Goodbye 
13 Chasing the Past 
14 Rod Argent talks 
15 Hold Your Head Up 
16 She's Not There 

set2: 
01 intro 
02 Care of Cell 44 
03 A Song For Emily 
04 Maybe After He's Gone 
05 Beechwood Park 
06 Brief Candles 
07 Hung up on a Dream 
08 Changes 
09 I Want Her She Wants Me 
10 This Will Be Our Year 
11 Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914) 
12 Friends of Mine 
13 Time of the Season 
14 band intros 
15 She's Not There 

Lineup: 
Set 1: 
Rod Argent - keys, vocals 
Colin Blunstone- vocals 
Jim Rodford - Bass, B.vocals 
Steve Rodford - Drums 
Tom Toomey - Guitar, b. vocals 

Set 2: 
Rod Argent - keys, vocals 
Colin Blunstone- vocals 
Chris White - Bass, vocals 
Hugh Grundy - Drums 
Tom Toomey - Guitar, b. vocals 
Jim Rodford - B.vocals 
Viv Boucherat - B. Vocals 
Darian Sahanaja - Additional keyboards (to re-create overdubs) 

(Everyone performs on last song) 

How do I even begin to describe how great this show was? So great that the moment I got home I bought tickets to tuesday's show in Connecticut. This show was performed on the release date of the new Zombies album "Still Got That Hunger." Go out and buy it!!! (Yeah, right, like there's a record store near you anymore. I guess you'll have to order it online.) I heard it for the first time as I drove to the concert and it is great. I have seen (and recorded ) the current lineup of the Zombies and was very impressed with their performance. They have recorded several excellent albums of new material in the last few years. The first set featured the current touring and recording lineup and included a number of songs from their new album, an Argent track, a Colin Blunstone solo song, and several Zombies classics. They played for an hour and then took a half hour break. That seemed like a long time, but the extremely long bathroom line used up the half hour nicely. Colin Blunstone described set 2 as a celebration of the "48th and a half" anniversary of Odessey and Oracle. The surviving members of the original lineup were brought out. Jim Rodford was relegated to backing vocals and Steve Rodford occasionally appeared on stage to bang a drum but was mostly absent for set 2. From their performance, you would have no inkling that with the exception of a 40th anniversary concert in 2008, this band has not played together in over 40 years. Staggeringly brilliant. Just do yourself a favor and listen. I was literally in tears. The recording came out great. Small, intimate venue with good acoustics; respectful but enthusiastic crowd. woman to my left claps a bit loud, but only between songs, and honestly, who can blame her. I can't wait for Tuesday to see them again!!

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