Tuesday, January 06, 2009

What a New Year! My Morning Jacket at Madison Square Garden

An awful lot of people consider My Morning Jacket to be the best live band on the planet. They spent this New Year evening at Madison Square Garden (in New York, if you were in doubt). And what a party it was!! And you can listen to the entire spectacle right here! (If the player doesn't show, try this).

My Morning Jacket provides an extensive 2-set show, including some unusual and very well-chosen covers of Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield etc. But most of all it is the explosive versions of their own songs that really kicks. The Jackets cancelled a show here in Copenhagen last fall to much frustration among the Indie Laundry crew. I would suggest that their New Year resolution would be to reschedule a new date a.s.a.p. What about Roskilde Festival, eh? MMJ would suit the orange main stage perfectly.  

Set 1:
1. intro music - What Are You Doing New Years Eve
2. Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield)
3. Evil Urges
4. Off The Record
5. Gideon
6. The Way That He Sings
7. Thank You Too
8. I'm Amazed
9. Golden
10. Librarian
11. You're All I Need (marvin gaye)
12. Express Yourself (charles wright)
13. Wonderful Man
14. Lay Low
15. Phone Went West
16. Look At You
17. Dondante
18. Smoking from Shootin->
19. Touch Me Part 2->
20. Run Thru
21. The Wanderer (Dion)
22. Dancefloors
23. Magheeta

Set 2:
1. new years' countdown
2. Celebration (kool & the gang)
3. Get Down On It (kool & the gang)
4. Wordless Chorus
5. Highly Suspicious
6. Cobra
7. Islands in the Stream (Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers)
8. Bring It on Home to Me (Sam Cooke)
9. Cold Sweat (James Brown)
10. Anytime
11. One Big Holiday
12. Auld Lang Syne (sung by Jim James over a prerecorded backing track)
13. outro music - We'll Meet Again

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