Bela Fleck sits in for the whole show, and we get some of his songs to boot!
Please note: I’ve mislabeled this in the recordings as a band show – it is solely Bruce and Bela. Apologies for the error.
The Ives Sonata to open serves as a timely reminder that dissonant harmonies are not new to Bruce’s playbook!
We’re gifted Bela Fleck and a few of his pieces throughout this show. (For those unfamiliar, Bela’s Over Grown Waltz is a treat).
The conversations between banjo and piano are truly unique and make for a standout show, as Bela and Bruce keep up with each other throughout this two and a half hour show.
The tease of Crown of Jewels marked the first time that song had ever been played live.
They also pull off a seventeen-minute(!) version of Bob Dylan’s Tangled Up in Blue.
08/21/99 Charles Ives Center, Danbury, CT
(Charles Ives Sonata), On the Western Skyline > When I Paint My Masterpiece, Cheeseballs in Cowtown, Crown of Jewels, White-Wheeled Limousine > When the Casons Come Rolling Along > White-Wheeled Limousine, Across the River > I Know You Rider, Talk of the Town, Big Boss Man, Dixie Chicken, Every Little Kiss, Tangled up in Blue, China Doll, In the Wee Small Hours, Valley Road > Keep On Rockin’ Me Baby > (Spider Fingers) > Valley Road, Mandolin Rain > Fortunate Son, King of the Hill > Tempus Fugit > King of the Hill
Comments: w/Bela Fleck
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By popular request, you can download all songs from this concert in one Zip file here:
August 21 1999 whole show ZIP file (166.9 MiB)
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Otherwise, here is each song for individual download:
01. Crowd (2.3 MiB)
02. Charles Ives Sonata (3.6 MiB)
03. On the Western Skyline (15.4 MiB)
04. Cheeseballs in Cowtown (10.5 MiB)
05. Crown of Jewels (3.6 MiB)
06. White-Wheeled Limousine (13.4 MiB)
07. Across the River > I Know You Rider (14.0 MiB)
08. Talk of the Town (16.5 MiB)
09. Over Grown Waltz (10.1 MiB)
10. Every Little Kiss (8.4 MiB)
11. Tangled Up in Blue (17.9 MiB)
12. China Doll (11.1 MiB)
13. In the Wee Small Hours (5.2 MiB)
14. Valley Road > Spider Fingers (11.9 MiB)
15. Mandolin Rain (12.9 MiB)
16. King of the Hill (10.8 MiB)
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