Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sheryl Crow & Carlos Santana Bercy June 24th

UPDATED JUNE 27th NEW VIDEO " Soul Sacrifice "




Santana with guest Idrissa Diop

Hi Guys ,
Very nice package this evening as Sheryl Crow is opening for Santana in Paris Bercy .
I thought Bercy was completely destroyed as KISS blew the arena last week with their show full of pyrothecnics.
Different band and different audience tonight .
Sheryl Crow ( before playing on June 25 th at La Cigale as a headliner ) has a real challenge : to please all these old geezers who don't seem to care , very hard task, Bercy is sleeping, the fact that it's an all seated concert that help either .
She's trying hard but doesn't get any response at all. Sad because she's really good . Her voice is crystal clear, she's in her late forties but believe me she's very very hot.

Setlist :
CHANGE
CAN'T CRY
ALL I WANNA DO
RUN BABY RUN
GASOLINE
OUT OF OUR HEADS
HAPPY
WINDING ROAD

Make your own opinion :



After a short intermission Santana and his band ( 8 musicians included monster drummer Dennis Chambers ) are taking Bercy by storm , well sort of .
It's hard to sit down with the kind of music that Santana is playing but Bercy has done it .
Some fans tried to stand up down the front but after people in the first rows complained the tight security asked everyone to go back to their seat . Shame .
Even if the Band is smoking the atmosphere in the pit is DEAD . Both Carlos ' singers are trying hard to get people clap their hands , they barely get a response .
A huge screen is in the back and the lightshow is bright ( "a photographer's dream" dixit our mate Guino Patrice ).
Santana's lead guitar is perfect and as usual there is a special guest : Idrissa Diop for 2 songs ( Where's Sheryl ? ).
Finally after 90 min Bercy is standing up . ' Ouf ! '
Dennis Chambers shows us how good he is with a powerful solo .
The band is grooving from start to finish for a long and lively 2h30 min show




SETLIST :
AOAND VIDEO INTRO
1. PEACE/JINGO
2. LIFE IS FOR LIVING
3. INCIDENT AT NESHABUR
4. BATUKA/ NO ONE TO DEPEND ON
5. NAMIA/ MARIA MARIA
6. FOO FOO
7. CORAZON ESPINADO
8. HISTORIA*
9. AFRICAINS AND ANTILLAIS*
10. DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE AWAY
11. LORD’S PRAYER/ SUN RA
12. YALEO/ DRUM SOLO
13. RIGHT ON/ UMI SAYS
14. BMW/ GYPSY QUEEN
15. OYE COMO VA
16. SPARTACUS/BLUES JAM/SMOOTH/ DAME
-ENCORES-
17. WOODSTOCK CHANT /SOUL SACRIFICE
18. ANGEL CHANT/ INTO THE NIGHT
* Featuring Idrissa diop

" Soul sacrifice" :


Enjoy !!!