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The Doobie Brothers – Live at the Greek Theatre 1982 Farewell Tour DVD Review

Released by: Eagle Rock

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Classic Rock

Links: http://www.doobiebrothers.net/



1) Listen To The Music

2) Sweet Maxine

3) Rockin’ Down The Highway

4) You Belong To Me

5) Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)

6) Long Train Runnin’

7) Black Water

8) Minute By Minute

9) Slat Key Soquel Rag

10) I Keep Forgettin’

11) Out On The Streets

12) What A Fool Believes

13) Jesus Is Just Alright

14) Takin’ It To The Streets

15) China Grove

16) Listen To The Music


It was around the mid 70’s and The Doobies had just added Michael McDonald to the mix and released one of their best albums Takin’ It to the Streets, which launched two singles “Wheels of Fortune”‘and the title cut.

Many of their fans then we’re especially impressed with the stage presence of Tom Johnston, who sang lead on “Wheels” and Jeff “Skunk” Baxter who was ablaze with energy. The Doobie Brothers got their name from, not a band member, but a housemate Keith “Dyno” Rosen. The guys originally called the band Pud. Johnson would say later they got the name “because Dyno had a fondness for `doobies’ (slang for marijuana cigarettes).”

My friends at Eagle Rock recently released Doobie Brothers: “Live at the Greek Theatre 1982” on DVD and on a two-CD set.

The two hour DVD has all their greatest hits including “Rokin’ Down the Highway,”‘”Long Train Runnin,'” “Black Water,”‘”Minute by Minute,” “China Gove” and many more. Even my personal favorites turn up — “Jesus Is Just Alright,” “Out On the Streets” and “Listen To the Music.”

This would not be just the final tour, but final show of the tour so you can feel the hometown heroes feed off the audience and visa versa. Of course, if you’re a true fan you know the Doobies are still rockin’ with two of the original members, Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons and have a new CD out, World Gone Crazy.

This is simply one outstanding concert from one of America’s Most Beloved Bands, the one & only “Doobie Brothers”. It’s fantastic from beginning to end. The crowd is really into this one. It was suppose to be their Farwell Concert, and it was for a while, but thankfully they re-united around 5 years later.

They are still performing today, however, Michael McDonald is not in the current version of the Doobie Brothers, but he is in this “Farwell Concert”. This particular version of the Doobies, and the re-united versions are all relatively large bands. You get 3 drummers, 2-3 guitar players, a bass guitar player, 2 keyboard players, a saxaphone player, a fiddle player, and multiple lead singers. This band is “Packed” full of talent, especially this version on this concert dvd. It was great to see this relatively early version of the Doobies performing together again, after all these years. Also, it was great to see Michael McDonald in the mix.

The concert has approximate running time of 120 minutes, plus you get bonus material of 5 bonus songs, and interviews with the band.


Written by Denys

Ratings    Denys    8/10

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