Fun from the Casino in Hampton Beach, 1995.
One month after Hot House was released, Bruce Hornsby and his band came to Hampton Beach. It was less than two weeks after Jerry Garcia had passed, and you’ll hear a lot of the Dead throughout (“Gone but never forgotten”, Bruce says before Scarlet Begonias).
Valley Road sounds for all the world like it’s Walk in the Sun when it starts out (and we get some Coltrane in the middle!).
Talk of the Town includes Dark Star, where Bruce is sure to throw in a joke line about people not liking when he plays that.
Stranded on Easy Street begins with an unrehearsed rap, not for the last time.
Personal highlight for me was Bobby Read on End of the Innocence. He was just tremendous here. (I did enjoy his impression of a train to close out Mystery Train also!)
The band in Hampton Beach for this night was Bruce Hornsby, John D’earth, Bobby Read, Debbie Henry, John Molo, J.V. Collier and J.T. Thomas.
08/22/95 The Casino – Hampton Beach, NH
Valley Road, That Would Be Something, Talk of the Town, Tango King, Stranded on Easy Street, End of the Innocence, Scarlet Begonias, Rainbow’s Cadillac, Western Skyline, Iko Iko, White-Wheeled Limousine, Big Rumble, Mystery Train, What a Time, Fields of Gray, Road Not Taken > Jack Straw, Hot House Ball, The Way It Is, Look Out Any Window, Mandolin Rain, Spider Fingers, Cruise Control
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By popular request, you can download all songs from this concert in one Zip file here:
August 22 1995 whole show ZIP file (194.1 MiB)
(If you need them, here are some instructions on opening a Zip file).
Otherwise, here is each song for individual download:
01. Valley Road (14.1 MiB)
02. Talk of the Town (10.0 MiB)
03. Tango King (8.8 MiB)
04. Stranded on Easy Street (6.3 MiB)
05. End of the Innocence (10.0 MiB)
06. Scarlet Begonias (8.9 MiB)
07. Rainbow's Cadillac (9.4 MiB)
08. On the Western Skyline (6.5 MiB)
09. Iko Iko (5.3 MiB)
10. White-Wheeled Limousine (8.9 MiB)
11. Big Rumble (6.8 MiB)
12. Mystery Train (7.6 MiB)
13. What a Time (9.3 MiB)
14. Fields of Gray (8.0 MiB)
15. The Road Not Taken (8.0 MiB)
16. Working in a Coalmine (2.7 MiB)
17. Jack Straw (7.0 MiB)
18. Hot House Ball (7.4 MiB)
19. The Way It Is (11.5 MiB)
20. Look Out Any Window (9.8 MiB)
21. Mandolin Rain (9.3 MiB)
22. Spider Fingers (11.6 MiB)
23. Cruise Control (7.7 MiB)
01. Jacob's Ladder (10.2 MiB)
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