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The Doobie Brothers / Live From the Beacon Theatre / audio-video releases

New release celebrating two classic albums

The Doobie Brothers are to release live album Live from the Beacon Theatre this June.

In November 2018 the band returned to the Beacon Theatre in New York for the first time in 25 years to perform two of their landmark albums, Toulouse Street and The Captain And Me. Now, as they set out to tour as the opening turn for Santana, they’ve chosen to release audio and video of the event for posterity.

The performance at the Beacon offered an opportunity for Doobie fans to hear deep cuts and songs never-before performed live by the band, such as ‘Mamaloi’, ‘O’Connelly Corners’, ‘Ukiah’, and ‘The Captain And Me’, as well as the hits from the Toulouse Street such as ‘Listen to the Music’ and ‘Jesus is Just Alright’ all aided with a horn section.

Their third album The Captain and Me featured ‘China Grove’, ‘South City Midnight Lady’ and the classic ‘Long Train Runnin’’ which coincidentally had just (belatedly) become a top ten hit in the UK in 1993 the year they last played the Beacon. The show ended with a three-song encore that included their U.S. chart-topper hit ‘Black Water.’

This release is offered as a good value 2CD+DVD package or you can opt for just the audio on two CDs. A standalone blu-ray is also available. There’s no news on a vinyl release as yet.

Live from the Beacon Theatre is released 28 June 2019 via Rhino Records.

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LIVE FROM THE BEACON THEATRE

DVD/blu-ray

1. Five Corners (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)  2. Listen To The Music (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
3. Rockin’ Down The Highway (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
4. Mamaloi (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
5. Toulouse Street (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
6. Cotton Mouth (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
7. Don’t Start Me To Talkin’ (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
8. Jesus Is Just Alright (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
9. White Sun (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
10. Disciple (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
11. Snake Man (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
12. Natural Thing (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
13. Long Train Runnin’ (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
14. China Grove (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
15. Dark Eyed Cajun Woman (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
16. Clear As The Driven Snow (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
17. Without You (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
18. South City Midnight Lady (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
19. Evil Woman (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
20. Busted Down Around O’Connelly Corners (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
21. Ukiah (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
22. The Captain And Me (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
23. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me) [Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018]
24. Black Water (Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018)
25. Listen To The Music (Reprise) [Live From the Beacon Theatre, November, 2018]

2CD 

Disc One: Toulouse Street

  1. Listen To The Music
  2. Rockin’ Down The Highway
  3. Mamaloi
  4. Toulouse Street
  5. Cotton Mouth
  6. Don’t Start Me To Talkin’
  7. Jesus Is Just Alright
  8. White Sun
  9. Disciple
  10. Snake Man

Disc Two: The Captain And Me

  1. Natural Thing
  2. Band Intros
  3. Long Train Runnin’
  4. China Grove
  5. Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
  6. Clear As The Driven Snow
  7. Without You
  8. South City Midnight Lady
  9. Evil Woman
  10. Busted Down Around O’Connelly Corners
  11. Ukiah
  12. The Captain And Me

Encore

  1. Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)
  2. Black Water
  3. Listen To The Music (Reprise)

8 responses to The Doobie Brothers / Live From the Beacon Theatre / audio-video releases

  1. Wayne Klein says:

    Nice to see this. A pity that the set doesn’t have the 2 CD/Blu-ray together.

  2. totororo says:

    2CD+1BD would be better.

  3. Texquad says:

    When’s Rhino going to release the BR Quadio box with the 4 quadraphonic Doobie titles: Toulouse, Captain, Vices & Stampede? This has been rumored for years.

    • Michael says:

      Texquad, I agree a BR Quadio box of those three Doobie Brothers’ albums would be fantastic, and an immediate ‘gotta have it’ pre-order purchase!!

      Although I think “Live at the Beacon Theatre” is rather good (from the few samples I’ve heard on-line), I’m a bit dubious about the DVD or BR surround sound mix, as I bought Rhino’s BR of “Chicago in Chicago” and found the 5.1 mix very disappointing because it put all the music in the front channels ONLY with just some faint audience noise, or at times, dead silence in the back channels. On the other hand, the Chicago Quadio box set from Rhino is a brilliantly separated, ‘knock-your-socks-off’ surround sound experience! So that makes two of us hoping Rhino will someday soon release that quadio box of the Doobies :-)

  4. Gisabun says:

    If that’s the formats, seems like the label is “penalizing” those who want the CDs and BR.
    Odd [unless a bug] that the price for 2CD and 2CD/DVD are almost identical in Canada & UK at this time.
    And the BR in the US is half the price of the 2CD/DVD release.

    • Derek Langsford says:

      Granted having a 2CD+BR edition would be better but at least if you want the BR versus the DVD you don’t have to buy the DVD. I’d rather pay a little more to not have to own something I don’t want. No problem for me WRT this release as I have no interest.

  5. -SG- says:

    That artwork is almost Third Man.

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