Beck played Prospect Park with Adam Green & Binki Shapiro (pics, setlist)
photos by P Squared Photography
Beck @ Prospect Park, 8/4/2013
Sporting a wide-brimmed black hat, he moved effortlessly though musical styles encompassing rock, folk, blues, country, Latin and funk, demonstrating the range that has kept him a vital performer for two decades. Ranging from acoustic numbers like "Golden Age," "Lost Cause" and the bluesy "One Foot in the Grave" to danceable pop like "Gamma Ray" ("This is a song for the summertime, for the beach," he said by way of introduction) and "Sissyneck," the expertly paced show never flagged.
He also playfully interpolated other pop hits into a few of his songs, including an intro of "Tainted Love" before "Modern Guilt" (a flubbed segue demonstrated the lack of rehearsal time); a snippet of Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" during "Think I'm in Love" and, in "Sissyneck," launching into a spirited if ragged version of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean." He also reprised his cover of the Korgis' 1980 hit "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" that he recorded for the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack. - [Hollywood Reporter]
Beck wrapped up a round of East Coast dates that included Newport Folk Fest, a stripped down show at Le Poisson Rouge, and a stop on Wilco & Dylan's AmericanaramA tour, with a show in Prospect Park on Sunday (8/4). The Celebrate Brooklyn! benefit concert boasted perfect weather and a crowd-pleasing, hit-packed, career-spanning set, though he skipped Mutations and Midnight Vultures entirely. He also didn't play any new material, save for two tracks from his American Songbook sheet music album. Pictures from the show and the setlist are in this post.
Adam Green & Binki Shapiro made for fun openers and pics of thier set -- plus more of Beck -- are below...
Adam Green & Binki Shapiro
SETLIST: Beck @ Propect Park, 8/4/2013
Soul of a Man
One Foot in the Grave
Think I'm in Love
Que Ondo Guero
The Golden Age
Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime
Fourteen Rivers Fourteen Floods
Where It's At