Mr Johnson Meets NYC
29 June 2004
"Mr Johnson Meets New York
Recorded at MSG, New York, New York - 29th June 2004 - ? - AUD6
Comments from Geetarz : An
absolutely stunning audience recording, this is one of those happy occasions
where an audience recording is preferable even to many soundboard recordings.
This might even be confused for a soundboard by those who for example listen in
the car or in other higher noise environments. Source / sp-cmc-8 minimic
>spsb6s-24>NEUROS 30 GB HD HANDHELD>ADOBE AUDITION>FLAC frontend>FLAC.
Time: 1:57:19. Taper: Rider. Taken from a STG Download. An essential part of any core collection. Highly Recommended.
|Let It Rain||5:51|
|Hoochie Coochie Man||5:48|
|Walk Out In The Rain||6:07|
|I Want A Little Girl||5:20|
|I Shot The Sheriff||9:54|
|Me And The Devil Blues||3:31|
|They're Red Hot||3:25|
|Milkcow's Calf Blues||3:53|
|If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day||3:28|
|Got To Get Better In A Little While||9:17|
|Have You Ever Loved A Woman||16:33|
|Sunshine Of Your Love||7:30|
|Got My Mojo Working||5:52|
Rating : 9/10
9 November 2006
The recording is fantastic, no complaints with the sound quality, I have however made some small comments regarding the songs. There is a great cross section of oldies, crowd pleasers and a few Robert Johnson tracks. Enough to keep most people happy! Well worth a look.
Hoochie Choocie Man - a slow burning version that creeps along allowing plenty of room to move for both the piano and guitar in their respective solos
Walk out in the Rain - a more souped up bluesier version with some tasty slide work balanced out with a nice Hammond solo thrown in for good measure.
I Wanna Little Girl is much more stripped back and bare bones with the addition of a Honky tonk piano
Me And The Devil & They're Red Hot see Clapton moving into the acoustic section of the evening, both competent versions.
Milk cow Calf Blues see Clapton plugging back in (and picking back up the slide) as well as adding a more 'chugging' feel to the song especially through the chorus.
Disc 1 closes with a relaxed version of Kind Hearted Woman
Got To Get Better In A Little While opens with the drummer setting up a great groove allowing the band to gradually come in and hang off the beat.
Have You Ever Loved A Woman allows for some extended soloing with the guitarists teasing out a thorough examination of the 'blues scale' all over the fret board.
From here Badge, Wonderful Tonight and Layla offer no real surprises in their execution (other than good solid playing) However the last beat of Layla acts as the intro to Cocaine
Cocaine lacks a little life. Although the open hi hats on the drums give it more punch, the addition of the keyboards here, gives the song a more 'cocktail feel' (especially the solo which sounds like a kettle boiling! Sorry!) which is a little disappointing because there really is some fine guitar playing here but it just seems to be a little hidden underneath all of the instruments.
Sunshine Of Your Love chugs along with a less fluid approach to the solo and the riff actually makes the song a little more revamped. As the song moves towards the end, the fact that there is a 'guest guitarist' on stage allows for a classic duelling guitar lesson for the crowd. This sounds fantastic, neither letting each other get away from the main riff, but still with enough scope to really cut loose
Got my Mojo is a great study of building up a song to a climax. This being mirrored by the keyboard players (the 'piano' and the 'hammond').
3 October 2006
An absolutely stunning audience recording, this is one of those happy occasions where an audience recording is preferable even to many soundboard recordings. This might even be confused for a soundboard by those who for example listen in the car or in other higher noise environments.
An essential part of any core collection. Highly Recommended.
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