Haddocksrock - loved your review. Johnny, sorry you were disappointed. I enjoy Grant's solo shows a lot, too. It's like seeing two totally different perfomers...can't really compare GLB with solo GLP, can you? Thank you both for posting!Here is one review that just popped up.
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"There are some mysteries that time simply consumes, and hides. The mortal spectators of time’s great tricks can merely stand by and watch and wonder - where is that slippery peer Lord Lucan? Which dog food brand finally served up Shergar? Why did Grant Lee Buffalo never conquer the world?
Having just been fortunate enough to have finally seen a Grant Lee Buffalo live show at the Royal Festival Hall in London that would make most bands quake, that final question becomes all the more difficult to answer. Live, tonight, after God knows how many years, Grant Lee Buffalo were simply outstanding. Tonight was one of those gigs; a piece of personal music folklore the like of which I doubt I’ll ever experience again.
Their prolonged absence is seemingly an irrelevancy. GLB took to the stage tonight in a melting pot of unassuming confidence and genuinely grateful applause. As they launched into “The Shining Hour” it really did seem as if they’d never been away, the assurance with which they delivered Fuzzy’s opening track was symptomatic of how the remainder of the set would be. Phillip’s voice was note perfect, and has lost nothing, sounding so much better and potently organic on stage, powerful for “Wish You Well” and sweetly understated for “Lady Godiva And Me” and “Mockingbirds”.
“Jupiter and Teardrop” gained particularly sustained applause and “Soft Wolf Tread” became one of the evening’s many highlights. As “Sing Along” and “America Snoring” upped the pace, the distortion crackling from Phillip’s acoustic twelve string, so the immortal “Fuzzy” rounded a quite incomparable set off on a gentler note. The encore delivered “The Hook”, “Homespun”, “Mighty Joe Moon” and a moving rendition of “Lone Star Song”.
The set tonight took in moments from across Grant Lee Buffalo’s whole career and with most gigs like this, it was over far too soon. This was a rare privilege, one I honestly never expected to see, and that sense of the unexpected made it all the more special. The Royal Festival Hall was a great venue, the acoustics perfectly suited to the band and every little nuance of guitar, or slide-bass or gentle kiss of the snare perfectly balanced. The applause was loud, long and filled the venue. Not many bands can deliver this well, here’s hoping they don’t make us wait so long again."