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Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« on: Sep 17, 2015, 10:20 PM »
$27 CAD. The price for the highest quality mp3 version of the latest Red Rocks show.

And worth it just for that recording of Phone Went West alone.

I have never listened to a live version of that song online, and hardly remember it from Echo Beach in 2012 since I was just getting into the band at that time. But, I'll be damned; this version of Phone Went West is one of the best MMJ recordings I have ever heard. It takes the song to a whole new level and no track on this album even comes close (although I'm a fan of combining Steam and Only Memories).

5:55 into the song gets me every time. It just throws me in a trance I can't get out of no matter where I am.

Not to mention, it's incredible how Jim James has a whole new sound in songs like Spring and Tropics, then on a dime can sound like the 22-year-old from 2001 all over again.

I don't know if I can ever choose to listen to the studio version over this ever again.

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Thoughts? What's your favourite version of this song?

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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #1 on: Sep 17, 2015, 10:42 PM »
i totally agree. people didnt love the whole Steam/Memories thing, and i get why (not messing with a masterpiece), but i absolutely couldnt get enough of the second half of steams -> phone. that jam with the sax and jim teasing PWW until it finally came in was rediculous

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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #2 on: Sep 17, 2015, 10:47 PM »
PWW RR 2012>PWW RR 2015

(I wasn't at either, just my .02)

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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #3 on: Sep 17, 2015, 10:52 PM »

PWW RR 2012>PWW RR 2015

(I wasn't at either, just my .02)

was about to say this might be better!!

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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #4 on: Sep 18, 2015, 02:47 AM »
$27 for MP3? Say it ain't so...

I'm afraid to ask how much the HD-FLAC is in CAD.

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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #5 on: Sep 18, 2015, 04:03 AM »
$27 for MP3? Say it ain't so...

I'm afraid to ask how much the HD-FLAC is in CAD.

Oh damn, that's what I got haha I'm not tech-saavy. I thought HD-FLAC was still considered an "mp3". Just meant to say I got it digitally lol

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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #6 on: Sep 18, 2015, 12:09 PM »
$27 for MP3? Say it ain't so...

I'm afraid to ask how much the HD-FLAC is in CAD.

Oh damn, that's what I got haha I'm not tech-saavy. I thought HD-FLAC was still considered an "mp3". Just meant to say I got it digitally lol

That's reassuring...I've heard the Canadian dollar has taken a hit lately, but I didn't think it was that bad! lol

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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #7 on: Sep 18, 2015, 04:14 PM »
Steam - Memories - Steam - Phone is probably my favorite run I've ever heard.

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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #8 on: Sep 19, 2015, 12:02 PM »
I'm going to have to agree that steamy memories went west is one of the best things I've heard the boys do! I probably listen to that whole sequence once a day. Has MMJ ever played phone went west like that before??

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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #9 on: Sep 19, 2015, 09:11 PM »
One Big Holiday 2015 Night 2

PHONE WENT WEST >
STIR IT UP (Bob Marley cover) >
PHONE WENT WEST
COULD YOU BE LOVED (Bob Marley cover)
oh! this feeling it is wonderful! don't you ever turn it off!

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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #10 on: Sep 19, 2015, 09:51 PM »
One Big Holiday 2015 Night 2

PHONE WENT WEST >
STIR IT UP (Bob Marley cover) >
PHONE WENT WEST
COULD YOU BE LOVED (Bob Marley cover)

This indeed, is my jam.  I have some friends who are into a lot of the same bands as me, but for some reason they never dug MMJ.  After I played this for them (one drug induced night), they immediately bought tickets to both nights in Austin.
"The music is killing me, the high and low fidelities are attacking my brain, and it's terrific."

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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #11 on: Sep 23, 2015, 04:32 PM »
i'll pass on those Bob Marley covers.  Give me something that's not on Legend and I'd be ok with it. 
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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #12 on: Sep 24, 2015, 10:38 AM »
i'll pass on those Bob Marley covers.  Give me something that's not on Legend and I'd be ok with it. 

In most other settings, I would agree. But with the vibe of the playa and the flow of the sets, it was perfection!
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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #13 on: Sep 25, 2015, 10:37 AM »
i'll pass on those Bob Marley covers.  Give me something that's not on Legend and I'd be ok with it. 

In most other settings, I would agree. But with the vibe of the playa and the flow of the sets, it was perfection!

Agree 1000%! 
oh! this feeling it is wonderful! don't you ever turn it off!

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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #14 on: Sep 25, 2015, 07:33 PM »
I prefer the Red Rocks 2012 but that one a month ago was BLISS
8/2/2012 + 10/07/2015

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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #15 on: Mar 26, 2017, 01:19 AM »
Steam>Only Memories>Steam>Phone remains my favorite 25 minutes in music I think
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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #16 on: Mar 26, 2017, 08:56 AM »
The PWW at the Beacon was other wordly and remains the best version of it I've ever seen or heard. RR was great too but not Beacon great,IMO.

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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #17 on: Mar 26, 2017, 06:11 PM »
RR2012 WAS DEFINITIVE ;) IMHO
8/2/2012 + 10/07/2015

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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #18 on: Mar 26, 2017, 09:37 PM »
it doesn't get any better than this right here.   :beer:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kB4t_6sTaL4
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Re: Phone Went West - Red Rocks
« Reply #19 on: Mar 27, 2017, 10:44 AM »
it doesn't get any better than this right here.   :beer:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kB4t_6sTaL4

it does not.
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