Amos Lee Live At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony

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Amos Lee Live At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony

When Amos Lee rolled into Red Rocks in August 2014 he had been on tour for almost a year in support of his fifth studio album Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, but this concert in particular was something special. His first headlining date at the legendary venue, and backed by the Colorado Symphony with arrangements composed just for that evening. Lucky for us, the experience was captured. Live at Red Rocks will be available on June 16th and is a 14 track career spanning set.

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  1. Kathy W
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    I was at this concert…., May 1, 2015
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    Kathy W

    This review is from: Amos Lee Live At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony (Audio CD)
    I was at this concert and it was a spiritual experience that still gives me chills when I listen to my 30 second recordings that I made on my phone. Cannot WAIT to hear this and relive it. It was an incredible night with equally amazing music that solidified me as an Amos Lee fan for life. So happy this is available for all to hear and believe me, you will not be disappointed.

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  2. SofaBuddy
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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    I was there for the live performance. This recording is better in some ways…, June 16, 2015
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    SofaBuddy (USA) –

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    This review is from: Amos Lee Live At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony (Audio CD)
    August 1st, 2014, at Red Rocks was amazing. Amos Lee and band and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra put on a phenomenal show. ZZ Ward warmed up for Amos.

    I won’t claim that listening to this recording is better than attending the live show, but the magic of mixing has really added balance to the performance that the live show didn’t have.

    At the show, it was often difficult to hear the orchestra, although there were times when it was perfect. Mostly, it was overshadowed by Amos Lee–and that was fine. However, this recording allows me to hear what I imagine was intended to be heard that night, and this performance has been captured beautifully. The orchestra is what distinguishes this show from Amos’ others, with fantastic results.

    Another place where this recording shines is in the voice of Annie Clements. Annie is Amos’ “new” bassist (of Sugarland fame). Not only is she a great bassist, but her voice blends with Amos’ so well. Her harmonies are heavenly. At the show, the harmonies were harder to hear, but that’s been remedied here beautifully.

    One song I remember hearing at the show that does not appear on this recording is “Colorado (Is Where I Should Stay).” I suppose there’s good reason for that, but if you want to hear it, several people have posted the song on you tube (performed at various Colorado venues).

    Interestingly, Amos commented to the crowd, after performing “Window Are Rolled Down,” about the low rumble in his mic from the evening breeze. I’m glad the sound engineers were able to remove that noise and produce this one-of-a-kind live Amos Lee recording.

    As far as the performance itself: Amos Lee and band: spectacular. CSO: wonderful. Red Rocks: a venue beyond compare. The evening: perfect. This recording captures the performance so well, I can (almost) go back whenever I want.

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  3. Bill Pence "CoramDeoTheBlog"
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    Great Introduction to the Music of Amos Lee reviewed by Bill Pence of CoramDeotheBlog.com, June 16, 2015
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    Bill Pence “CoramDeoTheBlog” (Normal, IL United States) –

    This review is from: Amos Lee Live At Red Rocks With The Colorado Symphony (Audio CD)
    I had never heard of Amos Lee until he appeared locally in 2007, opening for Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello. Between Costello’s and Dylan’s sets we ran into Lee in the foyer, where we visited briefly and he signed an autograph for us. A friend lent me Lee’s first two albums and I was hooked. I picked up Last Days at the Lodge when it came out in 2008, and I’ve picked up everything he’s released since that time.

    Last August 1, Lee appeared with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra in a sold out concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, about 15 miles from Denver. At that time, he had been on tour for almost a year in support of his fifth studio album Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song. In the concert, he performed some of his most popular songs from his five studio albums, along with one new song, in a 14 song career spanning set, with five songs from his former #1 album Mission Bell and four from his debut Amos Lee. The album’s track list, and the original album they were included on is listed below:

    Windows are Rolled Down – from his 2011 Mission Bell.
    Jesus – Mission Bell
    Keep it Loose, Keep it Tight – from his 2005 debut Amos Lee
    El Camino – Mission Bell
    Violin – Mission Bell
    Colors – Amos Lee
    Trickster, Hucksters, Scamps – from his 2013 Mountains of Sorrow, Rives of Song
    Flower – Mission Bell
    Won’t Let Me Go – from his 2008 Last Days at the Lodge
    Sweet Pea – from his 2007 Supply and Demand
    Street Corner Preacher – Last Days at the Lodge
    Game of Thrones Theme – Not previously available on an Amos Lee album
    Encores:
    Black River – Amos Lee
    Arms of a Woman – Amos Lee

    While the addition of the Colorado Symphony makes this recording special, it’s Lee’s incredible and versatile voice that is the real highlight here (check out his vocals on “Sweet Pea” as an example). If you are not familiar with Amos Lee, this is an excellent introduction to his music. If you are familiar with him, sit back and enjoy these incredible versions of some of his best songs. I hope this recording propels Lee to the level of popularity that he deserves.

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