I, for one, have never been into cover bands. I don’t mind seeing someone do an occasional cover but as far as bands that focus on one group and play their music all night to me is cheese central. I thought that this show would fall into that category, and believe me, on some songs it certainly did (Twist & Shout, Yellow Submarine). What set this afternoon apart was the fantastic sound of the orchestra behind it. On most numbers it seemed that it was used sparingly with most of the members not doing anything besides sitting still. On the other hand, there were some tunes that blew me away with the accompaniment that I will never experience again(A Day In The Life, Penny Lane). Well worth venturing into town on a Sunday afternoon.
What did they play you ask?
YESTERDAYELEANOR RIGBYSOMETHINGI AM THE WALRUSLIVE AND LET DIEIMAGINEHEY JUDEPENNY LANEA DAY IN THE LIFEHERE COMES THE SUNSHE’S LEAVING HOMEALL YOU NEED IS LOVETHE LONG AND WINDING ROADGOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFEGOLDEN SLUMBERSCARRY THAT WEIGHTTHE ENDMAGICAL MYSTERY TOURSGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BANDWITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDSHARD DAY’S NIGHT I SAW HER STANDING THERETWIST AND SHOUTYELLOW SUBMARINEOB-LA-DI, OB-LA-DAGOOD NIGHTCOME TOGETHER
What they didn’t play in Pittsburgh(bummer)?
STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVERLADY MADONNASAVOY TRUFFLEMARTHA MY DEARMAYBE I’M AMAZEDMY LOVELET ‘EM INSILLY LOVE SONGSYOU’VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAYHELLO, GOODBYE