September 4, 2014 – 4:59 am

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Redmond 2014 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA; August 20, 2014. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Beck has long outworn his slacker and “loser” comparisons but it is still a bit ironical that, currently, it is his cover of Rod Stewart’s Da Ya Think I’m Sexy (with Jenny Lewis) that is getting the buzz. His latest release, Morning Phase, is said to be a companion piece to his 2002 album, Sea Change. Given this “retrospective” look on Morning Phase, has Beck reached a critical juncture in his music?

As Stephen Troussé wrote in Uncut magazine: “If the second act of his career is to be as arresting as the first, his problem is not so much to synthesise the poles of authenticity and audacity as to arrange them once more in some deliciously precarious balance - the way that the lonesome hobos of Derelict and Ramshackle haunted the stoned soul picnic of Odelay.”

Live, Beck still has the ability to toss out quips at will: “Thanks for coming out tonight. This is one of the most picturesque gigs of the year that we’ve done…” “If you wanna open up that window on the side of your head, say ‘Hell yes!’” And if you thought the Bee Gees (circa Lying Eyes) went away, give Blue Moon a spin.

There must be a certain sense of achievement when Beck spoke towards the end of Loser: “The first time I ever played this song in Seattle, I didn’t even have a band, I just had a boombox, and I just sang the song with a boombox…”

Thanks to toolshirt who recorded and shared the show at Dime.

toolshirt noted:

This was my 12th time seeing Beck but first proper headlining show since he played the Fillmore in San Francisco in ‘06 (strangely, a recording of that show just recently appeared on Dime in the last few days). This was a lot of fun. I started noticing in ‘05 that his mood and energy at shows dropped quite a bit, but old Beck is very much back. Huge energy and he seemed to be having a bunch of fun. He played some songs I didn’t expect, including the Rod Stewart cover with Jenny Lewis that’s been getting a lot of attention.

Picture by Sunita Martini, posted at - Thanks!

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Front row, left corner right in front of the speakers.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Devils Haircut 4:38 (7.8MB)
Track 102. Black Tambourine 3:13 (5.4MB)
Track 103. Soul Of A Man 2:37 (4.4MB)
Track 104. Loser 3:54 (6.5MB)
Track 105. Think I’m In Love/I Feel Love (Donna Summer cover) 5:02 (8.5MB)
Track 106. Blue Moon 3:58 (6.7MB)
Track 107. Lost Cause 3:25 (5.7MB)
Track 108. The New Pollution 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 109. Novacane/One Foot In The Grave 6:49 (11.5MB)
Track 110. Hell Yes (Ghettochip Malfunction) 3:17 (5.5MB)
Track 111. Soldier Jane 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 112. Unforgiven 4:13 (7.1MB)
Track 113. Heart Is A Drum 4:16 (7.2MB)
54 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Wave 4:04 (6.8MB)
Track 202. Waking Light 3:32 (5.9MB)
Track 203. Girl 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 204. E-Pro 6:36 (11.1MB)
Track 205. encore break 3:21 (5.6MB)
Track 206. Sexx Laws 3:11 (5.3MB)
Track 207. Debra 7:29 (12.6MB)
Track 208. Da Ya Think I’m Sexy (with Jenny Lewis) 4:21 (7.3MB)
Track 209. Where It’s At (with Jenny Lewis) 15:51 (26.6MB)
52 mins

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  1. 4 Responses to “BECK - REDMOND 2014”

  2. Thanks for the Beck…

    By Evil Blizzard on Sep 4, 2014

  3. Looking VERY forward to this. Beck is an iconoclast and his 90s recordings helped define that decade. Here’s hoping he works his way south this fall; about time we had some music with complexity and meaning.

    By Tony on Sep 4, 2014

  4. Here is a bizarre recording of a Beck song called “Just Noise” that was published straight to sheet music, being performed by the Academy Blues Project in the style of Tom Jones. Enjoy.

    By walter on Sep 5, 2014

  5. with the amount of promotion that he is doing for this tour id be very surprised if there isnt going to be at least one fm or tv brdcst of one show or more. perhaps from a festival or studio.

    By darth on Sep 9, 2014

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