A unique setting: with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, and Steve Kimock!This show was a week before Here Come the Noisemakers’ release, and features an orchestral take on several of Bruce’s songs, thanks to the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
Bruce laughs that they’ve taken the songs so far away from the original that they have to remember how the record went – there is no leeway for winging it with an orchestra of fifty plus people! It’s one of the very few times ever that the band play with a setlist… except for Bonny Bonaparte on drums, which makes for a funny moment before Night on the Town (a song Bonny learnt that day).
Filed under the “wish we’d had video” section, Bruce is apparently conducting Mozart at one point, to the crowd’s great amusement.
(Since uploading this recording we’ve identified the “unknown classical piece as Gustav Holst’s “Mars” from “The Planets” – since it’s mentioned in the recording!)
The full band is Bruce Hornsby, Bobby Read (saxophone), Bonny Bonaparte (drums), J.V. Collier (bass), Doug Derryberry (guitar), Steve Kimock (also guitar), J.T. Thomas (keyboards), David Wiley conducting and the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
Enjoy this special show from Salem, Virginia!
10/18/00 Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
Harbor Lights, Long Tall Cool One, Lost Soul, Mandolin Rain, Night on the Town, (Knock on Wood), I’m in Love, End of the Innocence, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik > Great Divide, The Way It Is, Song A > The Road Not Taken, White-Wheeled Limousine, Red Plains
Comments: w/Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
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By popular request, you can download all songs from this concert in one Zip file here:
October 18 2000 whole show ZIP file (154.8 MiB)
(If you need them, here are some instructions on opening a Zip file).
Otherwise, here is each song for individual download:
01. Candide Overture (5.6 MiB)
02. (unknown classical) (10.0 MiB)
03. Harbor Lights (10.2 MiB)
04. Crowd (4.0 MiB)
06. Lost Soul (10.4 MiB)
07. Mandolin Rain (12.0 MiB)
08. Crowd (4.3 MiB)
09. Night on the Town (7.1 MiB)
10. (Knock on Wood) (2.7 MiB)
11. I'm in Love (6.4 MiB)
12. End of the Innocence (8.5 MiB)
13. Great Divide (13.5 MiB)
14. The Way It Is (11.6 MiB)
15. Song A (5.3 MiB)
16. The Road Not Taken (8.8 MiB)
17. Crowd (4.7 MiB)
18. White-Wheeled Limousine (11.4 MiB)
19. Red Plains (8.9 MiB)
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