SPOCK'S BEARD: THE X TOUR LIVE
Prog-rock band, Spock’s Beard appeared for one night only in Downey, CA ON September 12, 2010, the one and only U.S. show of the band’s “X” Tour (promoting their CD release, oddly enough entitled X).
The band had not appeared on these shores since since 2007, and band members Nick D’Virgilio, Alan Morse, Ryo Okumoto, Dave Meros, and Jimmy Keegan, reminded fans what they had been missing, slamming down tracks from the new CD from the moment they mounted the stage.
SB’s time away from live performances had been well spent, as the performance was great. The band performed “X” in its entirety and then treated fans to a few tried and true oldies, including “On A Perfect Day”, “Thoughts”, and finished up with “June”.
The CD sound is excellent, and the picture quality on the DVD does not disappoint. The performance was simply amazing. Sadly, it would be the last US show with Nick as frontman.
But what really makes this release stand out is that Arlee Bird (of Tossing It Out fame) and I were fortunate enough to be at the show. And when I listen to the CD through headphones, I believe they brought our applause to the forefront in the final mix!
Okay, so I may be making that last part up, but we were there! Want proof? Check out Arlee's post or my own post.
Even if you were not fortunate enough to hear and see it live, buy the deluve edition CD/DVD and experience an exceptional moment in music history.