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Maria Craft's Review
(more reviews coming)
The show details.
A Seattle Times review.
A Post-Intelligencer review.
What a night-definitely one of the best if not the best concert I have ever seen. (Neil Young with Crazy Horse at The Gorge in 96 in the pouring down rain is second.) They all seemed to really enjoy being there -- they were not just going through the motions. There was a lot of banter between songs along with plenty of laughing and genuine camaraderie.
Neil was amazing-hopping around, stomping, laughing and smiling often. He doesn't smile if he doesn't mean it, and a couple times I caught him in the binoculars with this huge grin on his face. We had good seats (row 18) so the binoculars were not a necessity, but I like to see their facial expressions!
Crosby was equally amazing. His voice is crystal clear even after all these years, and he tore down the house on Almost Cut My Hair. When Crosby wasn't singing or playing, he just stood there looking around at his bandmates or at the crowd with this look of total contentment. It was very cool. Graham looked great, and it was hard to believe he broke both legs in October. I usually think of him as the "quiet one" but you should have seen him working the crowd into a frenzy putting his arms in the air and getting everyone to shout along with Rockin' In The Free World.
Stills got into the dueling guitar thing with Neil and even did a little hopping and dancing of his own. Two of his songs from the new album, Faith In Me and Seen Enough turned out great live. I liked the songs on the album well enough, but live was excellent, and they went over really well with the crowd. On Seen Enough, you could tell Neil was really into it -- he smiled a lot during this one.
Favorites included the hard rocking Cinnamon Girl, Almost Cut My Hair, Woodstock, and Rockin' In the Free World and the acoustic Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Helplessly Hoping, Looking Forward, and Guinnevere. I was checking out the binoculars again on Helplessly Hoping, and noticed how they each sang a line on the part where it goes:
"We are one . . ." [sung by Stills]I can't quote the exact lyrics right now, but you get the idea. Crosby and Nash sang alone together on Guinnevere, and it was amazing. I have never heard it sound so good.
"We are two together . . ." [sung by Nash]
"We are three . . ." [sung by Crosby]
"We are four . . ." [sung by Young]
I think they had the same outfits on as was previously reported from the other shows. Stills: Hawaiian print shirt, jeans, tennis shoes; Nash: jeans, black t-shirt, black jacket, brown slip on type shoes; Crosby: black jeans, red plaid flannel shirt, brown vest, brown boat shoes; Young: jeans, "This Note's for You" shirt that was so old and faded you could barely tell what it was, red plaid flannel shirt for the first half, green and blue plaid flannel shirt for the second half, brown hiking type boots. Stills walked on stage wearing a jacket, but took it off and handed it to someone before the first song.
A few other tidbits...
(reviews coming soon... --RE*AC*TOR)