Thu, 31 January 2008
There has been a few times where I have heard a new artist and immediately wanted to go see them live. Then shortly later I find out that I had missed the tour by a couple weeks. Well this happened about a year ago when a friend told me about someone he had been listening to named Regina Spektor.
Fortunately I was able to make up for my lateness to Regina's music by seeing her performance at the Uptown theater in Kansas City last November. Her singing was absolutely amazing and lived up to everything that I had been hoping for the entire year of waiting. I had expected her vocal range to blow me away so that was no surprise, but what amazed me was how she pulls off the entire show solo. Her talents alternate between grand piano, electric guitar, percussion, and then percussion while playing the piano. I wouldn't be surprised if she plays piano and guitar during the next show I see. Her lyrics are also very clever and sometimes quite funny.
The concert that I am featuring was from the same tour as the one I missed and is an excellent sounding recording. I am very thankful to the audience in San Francisco who are for the most part unnoticeable during the songs, but definitely let Regina hear it in between. All concerts are not the same in this respect and for the style of music that Regina plays a mellow crow really makes the concert more enjoyable for everyone.
Follow the link below to listen to the full concert
Regina Spektor - San Francisco, CA - 05/13/06
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1) Eight Miles High
2) Baby Jesus
3) That Time
4) Apres Moi
6) Human of the Year
7) Poor Little Rich Boy
10) On the Radio
11) Ghost of Corporate Future
13) Summer in the City
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