Kansas City, Missouri, January 26, 2000
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The Jason First and Last Gonulsen Review
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The show details.
A Kansas City Star review.
- Carry On
- Southern Man
- Pre-Road Downs
- Stand And Be Counted
- 49 Bye-Byes
- Marrakesh Express
- Faith In Me
- Almost Cut My Hair
- Cinnamon Girl
- Helplessly Hoping
- Our House
- Only Love Can Break Your Heart
- Dream For Him
- Someday Soon
- Looking Forward
- After The Goldrush
- Out Of Control
- Seen Enough
- Teach Your Children
[7th Inning Stretch]
- Long Time Gone
- For What It's Worth
- Southern Cross
- Rockin' In The Free World
- Love The One You're With
- Long May You Run
review by Jason First and Last Gonulsen
Kansas City, Missouri, January 26, 2000
They came out on stage at about 8:05. Everyone basically came out on
together... Stills in a Hawaiian shirt, Neil in a flannel, T-shirt and
jeans, Nash with a black shirt and jeans (I think), and Crosby in some
kind of denim if I do remember right. Anyway...
The first electric set was very hesitant, but still had some fire thanks
to Neil wandering all around the stage. Many times you could see CSN
just staring at him! Here's the breakdown on the set:
Overall, the 1st set seemed much like a warm-up to the rest of the
show. You could tell that they were just getting the feel of the music
and the audience. Highlights from the first set:
Southern Man (Great vocals by Neil and long jam at the end)
Marrakesh Express (looked like they were having fun)
Neil urging everybody on.
- Carry On -- Needs a lot of work.... The sound wasn't the greatest
in Kemper Arena, so maybe that had something to do with it.
Southern Man -- Neil's vocals were right on target. He showed his
enthusiasm very early, and it didn't stop the rest of the night.
Pre-Road Downs -- The vocals seemed a little rattled. Again, the sound
system seemed a little loud. But a good effort by Nash.
Stand And Be Counted -- Crosby kinda stumbled on this...they were still
finding their way.
Heartland -- You can tell that Nash REALLY wants people to like this
one. They played it solid, although most of the crowd appeared not to
appreciate the new stuff.
49 Bye-Byes -- Probably needs some more work, but the crowd loved it.
Stills voice will probably get better throughout the tour.
Slowpoke -- A better version than the solo tour. This is a spotlight
for Neil all the way.
Marrakesh Express -- Very impressive; a nice selection. Nash said
something about how they were flying in and Neil noticed the railroads
and said how beautiful the sight was. Nash said he didn't give a shit
about that kind of stuff and Neil got fired up and got the crowd into
it... A good moment of the night.
Faith In Me -- Better than I expected it to sound. Neil's guitar might
have been a little off.
Almost Cut My Hair -- VERY LOUD!!!!!!! You could tell Crosby was into
this one....screaming the lyrics.
Cinnamon Girl -- Crosby was playing air guitar and in awe of Neil
during the whole song.
On to the second set:
"7th Inning Stretch" was a little weird. Enough said.
- Helplessly Hoping -- Stills voice needs some tuning. Good acoustic
Our House -- Nash on the piano. Neil was staring at him the whole
time. At the end of the song, Neil said "That's
just a beautiful song".
Only Love Can Break Your Heart -- extended piano introduction. Crosby
seemed to be motioning for the audience to be quiet so the harmonies
would be nice and clear. Great to hear this one.
Dream For Him -- I liked the album version better. This one will
probably get better as the tour progresses.
Someday Soon -- The best new song that was played. Nash's vocals were
nice and clear.
Looking Forward -- They could have done it better....seemed a little
hesitant. I like the solo version better.
After The Goldrush -- Awesome. The crowd gave Neil a BIG standing
Guinnevere -- C and N hit this one right on the nose. Very good
performance, did it justice.
Out Of Control -- Good effort, but I don't think this one will last
throughout the whole tour. It is not as touching as the solo version.
Seen Enough -- Stills said that he hoped everyone would understand the
lyrics so that they would know where he is coming from. He looked down
at the lyrics a lot. Near the end he started to sing, interrupting
Neil's guitar solo. I thought I saw an irritated look on Neil's
face...but I could be wrong.
Teach Your Children -- Stills introduced this as a similar type of song
as Seen Enough. Neil quickly followed with "Oh
yeah. It's the same. It's all the same song!" A solid performance.
- Woodstock -- Good intro by Stills and Neil. Strong vocals throughout.
Long Time Gone -- The best Crosby song of the night. The crowd was into
it and Croz seemed to feel the energy.
Ohio -- How many more? Harmonies very at their best form.
For What It's Worth -- Neil's guitar... Nice and sweet.
Mr.Soul -- Neil cut to this one from FWIW by saying
"While we're back there..."
Very fast and powerful version. One of the best I've ever heard.
Southern Cross -- Needs some work...but clearly a crowd favorite.
Rockin' In The Free World -- My favorite song of the night. Neil's
guitar solos very just awesome. Crosby was playing air guitar and
encouraging Neil to keep on jammin. It was a great sight. They
couldn't have done it any better.
Overall, the show was impressive, especially towards the end. It took
them a while to loosen up, but they showed they can still play. I
really enjoyed Neil's energy on stage and the enjoyment that all four of
them seemed to feel. See ya in St. Louis!
- Love The One You're With -- Kinda weird version. The "doo doo doo
doo doos" seemed shaky. Neil introduced this one as an "extra".
Long May You Run -- I doubt that this will be the closer for every show.
I would rather have the show end on a rockin' note, but it still was
performed great. I think that most of the crowd thought they would play
something else though.
(more reviews coming soon... --RE*AC*TOR)