SELDOM SCENE '20th Anniversary (2-CD)'

SELDOM SCENE '20th Anniversary (2-CD)'

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Seems like only recently that we welcomed the Seldom Scene's 15th Anniversary double disc recorded in concert at the Kennedy Center in DC with Ricky Slaggs, Tony Rice, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt etc. Here, 5 years later we have a super double CD set that was also a reunion recorded in concert, but this time in the more cozy and informal setting of The Birchmere that club where the group has performed each Thursday night for many years. The 28 cuts offered are broken into 3 sections: the first 9 feature the original band with John Starling singing lead and Tom Gray on bass, which for me are the highlight of the set, representing the smoothest and coolest of the three configurations of the band. There is also a fine guest appearance by Emmylou Harris. The 2nd grouping feature Phil Rosenthal as lead singer and the 7 songs in this selection include his fine compositions MUDDY WATER, LEAVIN HARLAN and OPEN UP THE WINDOW NOAH. The final 12 tracks, the entire 2nd disc, is devoted to the 1986-1992 band with Lou Reid the singer and T. Michael Coleman on bass. The only drawback if any is the lack of new material. The recording quality(Bill Wolf) is excellent and there is a booklet of photos and notes by Bill Vernon. A wonderful souvenir by this legendary group that has maintained an amazing level of quality for 20 years now. WAIT A MINUTE, GARDENS & MEMORIES, MEAN MOTHER BLUES, WAERY PILGRIM, WERE YOU THERE, GYPSY MOON, ANOTHER LONESOME DAY, OLD TRAIN TAKE HIM IN.

    Artists:

    • JOHN DUFFY
    • JOHN STARLING
    • MIKE AULDRIDGE
    • LOU REID
    • PHIL ROSENTHAL
    • BEN ELDRIDGE
    • T. MICHAEL COLEMAN
    • TOM GRAY

    Track Listing:

      DISC 1
    • INTRODUCTION
    • I HAVEN'T GOT THE RIGH TO LOVE YOU
    • GARDENS & MEMORIES
    • HOUSE OF GOLD
    • PICTURES FROM LIFE'S OTHER SIDE
    • SATAN'S JEWELED CROWN
    • WILL YOU BE READY TO GO HOME
    • MEAN MOTHER BLUES
    • WERE YOU THERE
    • THE WEARY PILGRIM
    • LEAVIN' HARLAN
    • TAKE HIM IN
    • STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY
    • SOMETHING IN THE WIND
    • MUDDY WATER
    • OPEN UP THE WINDOW, NOAH

    • DISC 2
    • BREAKIN' NEW GROUND
    • OLD TRAIN
    • WAIT A MINUTE
    • BLUE RIDGE CABIN HOME
    • GYPSY MOON
    • WALK THROUGH THE WORLD WITH ME
    • IN THE PINES
    • AND ON BASS
    • ANOTHER LONESOME DAY
    • HAVE MERCY ON MY SOUL
    • HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN/WALK DON'T RUN
    • IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR