Unique show set-up as tracks 1-17 were a (mostly full band) acoustic set, followed by a rock set.
Show #18 of the Vultures Japan Tour.
Show #90 of the Midnite Vultures Tour.
Tour debut of "Ella Speed" and "Feel Like Makin' Love To You."
Noisy, tinny audience recording, though still fairly clear.; The show had two parts: a "country" half and a "rock" half. "We're gonna pull a long one tonight," Beck warns everyone early on.; Beck reminisces about the famous Amsterdam concert in 1996.; Only full band "We Live Again" on the Vultures tour.; Normally, Beck's "country" sets are inspired, but this one feels to me to be a little distracted. Halfway through the first set, Beck scolds the audience for talking, reminding them how special acoustic sets are and how the band never gets to play these songs and to "shut the fuck up." The songs which follow the scolding are riveting (esp. "Nobody's Fault").; Beck completely screws up the lyrics to "Sing It Again," singing the "exit signs are flashing" lines three times, even ending the song with it.; The "rock" half is a little Midnite Vultures heavy, as 8 of the 12 songs are from that record.; Beck introduces each band member while they play a funky instrumental right before "Mixed Bizness." Beck's own greeting is, "My name is Surrealius. I need room service."; "Feel Like Makin' Love To You" is an improvised soul jam. It sounds a little like "Debra."; Beck actually sings a little of "Billie Jean" when Justin is grooving on the bassline.
[people and bands
Bass: Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Drums: Victor Indrizzo
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen, Lyle Workman
Harmonica: Beck Hansen
Keyboard / Synthesizer: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Saxophone (Alto): David Brown
Trombone: David Ralicke
Trumpet: Jon Birdsong
Turntables: DJ Swamp
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Vocals (Background): Glenys Rogers, Johari Funches-Penny