Doobie Brothers “Live At The Greek Theatre 1982” released

Doobie Brothers

Live At The Greek Theatre 1982

 

On 27 June 2011, Eagle Rock Entertainment release “Live At The Greek Theatre 1982” by the Doobie Brothers.  This is a simultaneous release on DVD and CD formats [Cat No: EREDV887 and EAGCD446 respectively].  “Live At The Greek Theatre 1982” features all their classics including: “Listen To The Music”, “Rockin’ Down The Highway”, “Long Train Runnin’”, “Black Water”, “Minute By Minute”, “What A Fool Believes”, “Takin’ It To the Streets”, “China Grove” and many more.

 

Recorded at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California in 1982, this concert was the last date on “Farewell Tour”. It was an emotional night and would be the last gig for 5 years. The set contained all their best loved hits and they were joined by founder member Tom Johnston for the last two tracks, with former members John Hartman (also from the original line-up), Tiran Porter and Michael Hossack coming on stage for the celebratory finale of “Listen To The Music”. The band are in fantastic form and rise to the occasion magnificently, they can rarely have delivered a better performance throughout their distinguished career. An album called “Farewell Tour” was released by Warners in 1983 but this featured tracks recorded at several different concerts across the tour. This is the first time the audio of their actual final concert has been available.

 

On CD format, four additional tracks from the concert have also been reinstated as bonus tracks.  On the DVD format, the Bonus Features offer  five tracks from the concert that were cut from the original 1982 film: “Little Darling (I Need You)”, “One Step Closer”, “Dependin’ On You”, “Real Love” and “No Stoppin’ Us Now” plus interviews with the band members and manager.

 

TRACKLISTING – DVD

1) Listen To The Music   2) Sweet Maxine   3) Rockin’ Down The Highway   4) You Belong To Me         5) Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)   6) Long Train Runnin’   7) Black Water   8) Minute By Minute      9) Slat Key Soquel Rag   10) I Keep Forgettin’   11) Out On The Streets   12) What A Fool Believes        13) Jesus Is Just Alright   14) Takin’ It To The Streets   15) China Grove   16) Listen To The Music

TRACKLISTING – CD

1) Listen To The Music   2) Sweet Maxine   3) Rockin’ Down The Highway   4) You Belong To Me         5) Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)   6) Long Train Runnin’   7) Black Water   8) Minute By Minute     9) Slat Key Soquel Rag   10) Out On The Streets   11) What A Fool Believes   12) Jesus Is Just Alright   13) Takin’ It To The Streets   14) China Grove   15) Listen To The Music

BONUS TRACKS: 16) Little Darling (I Need You)   17) One Step Closer   18) Dependin’ On You         19) Real Love

 

“Live At The Greek Theatre 1982” is, simply, classic Doobie Brothers at the peak of their powers -with guest appearances by several former members.  Not to be missed!

 

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