The Doobie Brothers: Live at the Greek Theatre 1982 Farewell Tour
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The concert is 74 minutes + (16 songs - Listen to the music starts and ends the show), plus there are 5 more concert songs from the same show (22 minutes) as a bonus. Also, there are some bonus musician interviews (Not during the concert, but as a bonus).
All the songs are great and very well done. There are a few surprise guests form the Doobies past on stage for the last few songs too.
This concert video will remain close to the DVD player and not end up at the bottom of the pile as a memory. NOTE: Check out the CD version for the track listing and sound samples - The CD sound samples do not do the concert justice - The concert sound is sensational.
The 2 extra songs on the DVD are I keep forgettin' and No stoppin' us now.
Hope this helps, j.
What the concert makes clear is just how much the band changed when singer Michael McDonald joined. When the Doobie Brothers began recording in the early '70s under the direction of original singer/songwriter Tom Johnston, they were a pleasant guitar-boogie band, as heard in hits like "Listen to the Music" and "Black Water." Johnston left in 1976, however, and was replaced by McDonald, who changed the band's sound to reflect his affection for jazz and R&B. McDonald expanded the Doobies' audience substantially with hits like "Minute By Minute," "Takin' It to the Streets," and "What a Fool Believes," the latter of which scored the band a Grammy Award and was a multiplatinum smash. The band plays both sides of their music with equal skill but the difference is clearly evident in the audience's response.Read more ›
The only reason I was interested in this show was the return of Tom Johnston to the Doobie lineup, and he doesn't disappoint - although he sings only one of his signature songs with the band.
I can only add, here, that his permanent return to the band (in 1987) marked one of the happiest days of my life.
This DVD will really please Michael McDonald fans. It marks the end of his "top dog" status with the band. He plays once in awhile with the band these days, but the original incarnation of the band can't be beat in my opinin.
I was fortunate to catch the Doobie Brothers live in 1975 or 1976. I'm not really sure. I caught them with a friend of mine, Daniel Timothy Moore, who passed away a few years back.
The Doobies had just added Michael McDonald to the mix and released one of their best albums Takin' It to the Streets, which launched two singles "Wheels of Fortune"'and the title cut.
I was especially impressed with the stage presence of Tom Johnston, who sang lead on "Wheels" and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter who was ablaze with energy.
The Doobie Brothers got their name from, not a band member, but a housemate Keith "Dyno" Rosen. The guys originally called the band Pud. Johnson would say later they got the name "because Dyno had a fondness for `doobies' (slang for marijuana cigarettes)."
My friends at Eagle Rock recently released Doobie Brothers: "Live at the Greek Theatre 1982" on DVD and on a two-CD set.
The two hour DVD'has all their greatest hits including "Rokin' Down the Highway,"'"Long Train Runnin,'" "Black Water,"'"Minute by Minute," "China Gove" and many more. Even my personal favorites turn up -- "Jesus Is Just Alright," "Out On the Streets" and "Listen To the Music."
This would not be just the final tour, but final show of the tour so you can feel the hometown heroes feed off the audience and visa versa.
Of course, if you're a true fan you know the Doobies are still rockin' with two of the original members, Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons and have a new CD out, World Gone Crazy.
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Great concert.....I have one by them when they are much older...it was great to see them young and perfectly on key...these guys play awesome together... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paradox
Thank goodness for the Doobies. Their uniqueness cannot be copied or duplicated. Have a rollicking good time with them!Published 4 months ago by Nancy Kostyk
Essential dvd of Michael McDonald and the Doobie Brothers.If you buy One only,get this one.Pretty much 1st rate songs and top notch performances of all these. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer