4 thoughts on “Wed 09/22/04 Sydney, AUS

  1. THey Don’t Write Martian Love Songs like they used to.
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    Don McLean played to 1000 strong audience at Panthers Newcastle last night in the first concert of his 8 show Australian tour . For those hoping for a set list – I have to apologies – I can’t remember all of the songs Don played. We had the 5 big hits plus a lovely Love Hurts, In A Museum , Run Diana Run (both of which got loud applause)Bronco Bills Lament , My Saddle Pal and I ,A song called I think “I love to ride the range” and I Ride an old Paint with Pat Seevers on the Dobro. Considering this was the first show of the tour the sound was as crisp as freshly ironed shirts , Don’s voice super and the band rocking.
    Don was in a wonderful mood – very hsappy to be singing and enjoying a loving crowd, The audience was clearly stunned by the span of his offering – and for me a vet of over 40 concerts great satisfaction to see Don conquere a room that had previously been unkind to him sound wise.
    The concert was indeed in the top 10 Don McLean concerts I have ever attended.
    Well done my friend. Now as for the title of this article I was stunned to find Don and the boys having their own mini concert back stage – this went on for a couple of hours before showtime – and featured the above mentioned song. The relationship between the band has to be experienced.

    Bob Gregg

  2. THey Don’t Write Martian Love Songs like they used to.
    =========================================
    Don McLean played to 1000 strong audience at Panthers Newcastle last night in the first concert of his 8 show Australian tour . For those hoping for a set list – I have to apologies – I can’t remember all of the songs Don played. We had the 5 big hits plus a lovely Love Hurts, In A Museum , Run Diana Run (both of which got loud applause)Bronco Bills Lament , My Saddle Pal and I ,A song called I think “I love to ride the range” and I Ride an old Paint with Pat Seevers on the Dobro. Considering this was the first show of the tour the sound was as crisp as freshly ironed shirts , Don’s voice super and the band rocking.
    Don was in a wonderful mood – very hsappy to be singing and enjoying a loving crowd, The audience was clearly stunned by the span of his offering – and for me a vet of over 40 concerts great satisfaction to see Don conquere a room that had previously been unkind to him sound wise.
    The concert was indeed in the top 10 Don McLean concerts I have ever attended.
    Well done my friend. Now as for the title of this article I was stunned to find Don and the boys having their own mini concert back stage – this went on for a couple of hours before showtime – and featured the above mentioned song. The relationship between the band has to be experienced.

    Bob Gregg

  3. (Copied from the guestbook)

    Last night we enjoyed your concert in Newcastle, Australia. We appreciated the time you spent on stage, the passion shown for your music and so many songs we could sing along with. Loved the western songs and “Run Diana Run”.

  4. (Copied from guestbook)

    Tuesday’s concert at the Newcastle Workers’ Club (happily, the acoustics were sorted this time around) was superb. With the support of a fine band, & with Don in fine voice, the show evidenced the full range of his talents. Inevitably, “American Pie” & “Vincent” were the audience favorites, but as always there were many other highlights. While McLean is perhaps unfashionable in some musical circles, he remains a prodigious talent, representing the best of the American musical tradition.

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