Thursday, May 25, 2017

54-40 2015-10-10 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC

54-40
Saturday October 10th 2015
Commodore Ballroom
868 Granville St
Vancouver BC Canada

Taper:  LeifH
Source:  CA-11 (cardioid) > CA-Bat2B > Sony PCM M10 @ 24/48 > Sony 16GB microSD card
Transfer:  Memory card > PC via USB > Wavepad Master's Edition (edits, amplify, tracking, downsample to 16/44.1) > flac (8) via Frontend

Setlist:  1:38:58
01 She La ^
02 One Gun ^
03 One Day In Your Life ^
04 Easy To Love
05 Lies To Me
06 Crossing A Canyon
07 Nice to Luv You
08 Waiting
09 Baby Ran
10 Radio Luv Song
11 Since When
12 Casual Viewin' ^
13 Ocean Pearl

14 Keep On Walking ^
15 I Go Blind ^
16 Love You All > Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) ^

^ = with Daniel Lapp

This was my 7th time seeing 54-40 (I think).  Tom Wilson's latest project, Lee Harvey Osmond, opened up.  I don't think it was 100% sold out, but the venue was well sold. 

The band came out in front of a closed curtain to play the first 3 songs semi-unplugged.  Dave was on piano, guest Daniel Lapp on violin, Neil on acoustic guitar, Brad on bass and Matt on a mini drum kit.  The whole crowd was singing along nicely.  Daniel would join them again later in the set on trumpet and more violin.  Seeing 54-40 with trumpet again reminded me of seeing them years ago with Phil.  Their new album, which was for sale at this show 2 months ahead of the release date, is all re-worked versions of their hits with a new song or two.  So the beginning of this show was a little taste of what's to come.  Neil threw two of the CDs into the crowd. 

It would be nice to hear some of their lesser known material, but the re-worked stuff was really good.  After Keep On Walking, Daniel did a violin solo.

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