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2007-10-06 Phiadelphia PA (Philadelphia Magic-Ev2)   
Title: Philadelphia Magic
'Label': Ev2
Format: 2CD
Source: Audience
Date: October 6, 2007.
Location: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA.

Travitz recording -
Schoeps MK4V's->
Schoeps VMS5U->
Edirol R-1

Disc One:
01 Intro Music
02 Night
03 Radio Nowhere
04 Prove It All Night
05 Gypsy Biker
06 Intro
07 Magic
08 Reason To Believe
09 The Ties That Bind
10 She's The One
11 Livin' In The Future
12 The Promised Land
13 Town Called Heartbreak (Patti)
14 Incident On 57th Street
15 Cadillac Ranch
16 Devil's Arcade

Disc Two:
01 The Rising
02 Last to Die
03 Long Walk Home
04 Badlands
05 Foodbank Intro
06 Girls In Their Summer Clothes
07 Thundercrack
08 Born To Run
09 Dancing In The Dark
10 American Land

11 No Surrender
12 Lonesome Day
13 Candy's Room
14 Brilliant Disguise
15 Waitin' On A Sunny Day

- D2 Tracks 11-15: October 5, 2007. Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, PA.


- Thanks to "Travitz" for recording these shows and sharing them unbelievably fast!
- Tour premieres of "Incident On 57th Street", "Cadillac Ranch" (audible) and "Dancing In The Dark".
- First time "Town Called Heartbreak" is played full-band.


"Only three shows into the tour, and Bruce and the band have found that next level. Chalk it up to the locale, to it being the second show of a stand, to their determination to rise up to a challenge, whatever -- Philly 2 was an electric show. That was signified right out of the the gate with "Night," a real shot in the arm as the opener, bumping "Radio Nowhere" to the second slot for the first time. In all there were seven songs not played the previous night, most of which served to elevate this very high-energy show.

"Town Called Heartbreak" was suddenly transformed, with a full-band treatment and a particularly happening organ intro. That song went right into a true Philly special, "Incident on 57th Street" -- which they nailed. Odds would have seemed against such a thing this early in a tour.... but hey, it's Magic. (And "incidentally," that'll teach anyone who decided to hit the bathroom during the Patti song.) Next up was the wildest one of the night, a completely spontaneous "Cadillac Ranch." A true audible, Bruce impulsively called for solos left and right, catching Steve in particular off guard, and pushing Soozie to center stage to countrify the song a bit. In the encore, "Dancing in the Dark" was also ramshackle but right, working really, really well as a replacement for "Sunny Day."

For all our talk about rehearsals honing the new songs, chops, transitions, pacing, yadda yadda yadda... all those things have to be there, sure, that's the foundation (and you don't think "Incident" sounds that good without practice, right?), but this one demonstrated that what really makes for a powerful show is spontaneity, energy, and a venture or two off the map. Keep keepin' 'em on their toes, Bruce. If Friday was a bit wobbly, they fixed all those wheels for tonight, clearly the best Magic show yet." - backstreets