Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Doobie Brothers Live at Wolf Trap|
Actors: The Doobie Brothers, Tom Johnston, M. B. Gordy, Pat Simmons, Keith Knudsen
Director: Michael Drumm
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
The Doobie Brothers Still Have It!!!
Louie Bourland | Garden Grove CA | 11/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Doobie Brothers' new live disc "Live at Wolf Trap" captures the band in a top-notch performance recorded on July 25th 2004 at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Even after 35 years, this delightful concert proves that the Doobie Brothers have not lost their spark one bit.
Included in this disc are the immortal Doobie hits "Rockin' Down The Highway", "Jesus is Just Alright", "Long Train Runnin'", "China Grove" and of course "Listen To The Music" and "Black Water". In addition to these classics, the band reaches back into its catalog for songs that have rarely been performed live in recent years including "Another Park Another Sunday", "Steamer Lane Breakdown" and the blues-driven "Snake Man", "Rainy Day Crossroad Blues" and "Don't Start Me To Talkin'" which features a superb extended jam.
Hands down, this is a great album full of great music. While all the band members are up there in years, that still doesn't stop them from cranking out these timeless hits and making them sound like new all over again. If you're a Doobie Brothers fan, this CD is definitely a must."
Amazing Doobie Brothers Recording!
Maximillian T. Shemesh | Eagan, MN | 11/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I own every Doobie Brothers studio recording CD, and I have about six or seven different live concert recording CD's of the Doobie Brothers (including some bootlegs and rare concert performances). With this said, I have to say that the Doobie Brothers' new live CD "Live at Wolf Trap" is probably the finest live Doobie Brothers performance recording I have ever heard. It includes the classics, such as "Rockin' Down The Highway", "China Grove," "Listen To The Music" and "Black Water". But this performance also includes songs rarely performed live, including "Steamer Lane Breakdown," "Snake Man," and "Rainy Day Crossroad Blues." And it also has great newer songs, including the Slack Key style acoustic guitar performance of "Five Corners" and the crowd favorite "Little Bitty Pretty One."
The band's performance, musicianship and harmony singing is at its peak on this CD. And the band is a power house, with a 3-piece horn section led by Marc Russo, a great keyboard player (Guy Alison), an outstanding bass player (Skylark), two drummers (Keith Knudsen and Big Mike Hossack), a percussionist (M.B. Gordy), and the power guitar trio of Pat Simmons, Tom Johnston and John McFee. This is truly a great recording of an absolutely superb Doobie Brothers performance. I would give it 100 stars if I could. I can't wait to see the DVD of the same performance."
James A. Dean | Arlington, TX United States | 01/21/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I like both incarnations of the Doobies, the original line-up and the Michael McDonald line-up. This is almost a big band Doobies, or the Doobies Play Vegas. The musicianship is fine, but none of these versions are anywhere near as good as the originals. I would rather hear a live album from the 70's before they had McDonald. These guys can still play and sing, don't get me wrong. One other note: The cd cover says this release includes "Takin' It To The Streets", which it does not--the DVD does. Very homogenized release, even my favorite Doobie tune "Jesus Is Just Alright" didn't rock. Not a bad cd by any means, but not one track stands out to my ears."
This smokes but......
Thomas Clark | Makawao, Hi. USA | 11/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I wish they would've just made it a 2 cd set. After seeing the DVD it's clear that SOME tunes are edited a tad (Dangerous and Black Water for starters)....without the DVD you'd hardly notice. However the CD rocks and The Doobs sound better than ever...tight....and having a blast! Buy it...better yet...get the DVD also....Nobody...Spirit...Neals Fandango...Without You..and Takin It To The Streets are a few NOT on the cd that kick tail on the DVD. Great to see the Doobies interacting with a fired up crowd too...Wolf Trap ate it up!"