Beck’s unforgettable performance/live taping at Apogee Studio
There’s a handful of moments in life when we’re lucky enough to experience something so breathtaking and perfect that we’re reminded of just how much of a blessing it is to be alive. Beck’s private concert/live taping at Apogee Studio on April 16, 2014, was one of those moments.
Sandwiched between his two Sunday night main-stage Coachella sets (the music festival spans two weekends), Beck’s intimate Apogee Session, a live concert taping for the public radio station KCRW, was indeed a unique live music experience. The shape-shifting, genre-defying musician treated the Santa Monica audience of just 180 people to a two-part set, the first part consisting primarily of material from his gorgeous, subdued new album Morning Phase, with the second part taking the form of a blistering, career-spanning 7 song encore. Beck and his unstoppable band (Justin Meldal-Johnson, Joey Waronker, Roger Manning, Smokey Hormel, and Gus Seyffert) blazed through hits like “Devil’s Haircut” and “E-Pro” with total finesse, even stunning the crowd with an impromptu cover of “Billie Jean”.
“This wasn’t just a concert. It was a party.” –The Daily Beast
As with all of KCRW’s Apogee Sessions, the show was recorded by legendary mixing engineer Bob Clearmountain with the help of Apogee’s flagship Symphony I/O converters to capture the performance in all of its sonic glory. You can watch/hear the session (recorded for KCRW’s signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic) online today.
See the session here: http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb/mb140423beck/hd-showcase
Listen to the session: http://www.kcrw.com/music/programs/mb/mb140423beck/#
Update: Hear 4 songs from Beck’s special Apogee Studio performance on Spotify’s exclusive release, “Live from KCRW”
Don’t Let It Go
Think I’m in Love -> I Feel Love (Donna Summer cover)
Soul of a Man
Sissyneck (mid-song/Billie Jean interlude)