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    Quote Originally Posted by sodascouts View Post
    Oh my gosh, an iPHone? NO NO NO NO NO NO. I mean, use a teleprompter if you have to because those grey cells can get a bit unreliable as one ages, that's fair enough, but an IPHONE?! That's just freaking unprofessional.
    I'm just hoping the teleprompter system was down and this was a last minute backup solution and not the norm for Don's shows going forward. One can hope!


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    Don actually sings live here because the vocal track didn't kick in at the beginning of the song, so they had to turn his mic on. For some reason, the backing vox are also live, which doesn't seem usual for this song. He also messed up the ending to the third chorus (he started to sing "woo hoo hoo" instead of "already gone"). In his current band, I don't begrudge him for lip-syncing because he has to play very complicated guitar parts (which he does do live), but imo he ought to hire a lead singer for his band. I also don't know why he uses additional guitar tracks in HC, TIE, and Those Shoes; all of those additional tracks could be removed from his show by hiring the right singer/guitarist.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMix1XZqUWM

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    When was this? Don's singing is so terribly out of tune in places that it must be live. The first lines can't be heard for some reason.

    https://youtu.be/hMix1XZqUWM

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaim View Post
    When was this? Don's singing is so terribly out of tune in places that it must be live. The first lines can't be heard for some reason.

    https://youtu.be/hMix1XZqUWM


    Hi, Chaim! I found another video that seems to be identical stage but different person posted. It's "One of these Nights" and in the description of states "Don Felder One Of These Nights at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento At Fire Mountain opening Wheatland Ca on November 2nd 2019"



    If you adjust your YouTube settings to "past/this month" a few others pop up including "seven bridges road".

    Here is another better quality same concert "Heavy Metal (Takin a ride)"


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    So it's from a recent concert. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaim View Post
    When was this? Don's singing is so terribly out of tune in places that it must be live. The first lines can't be heard for some reason.

    https://youtu.be/hMix1XZqUWM
    Autotune must have been down that day. Last month it was the teleprompter system. Now it's the Autotune.

    Without both Don's concerts aren't passable IMO. At least it's bearable when he remembers the lyrics and tunes his voice, lol.


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    IMO, Don has a choice to make if he wants people to enjoy his concerts IMO. Especially if the concertgoer values the vocal qualities of Henley and Frey. In this current state, I would never go see him again unless he was an opener for an act I really loved. Depending on how he was singing that tour I might show up late and skip it. It saddens me. I so wanted to believe the lies I had told myself about his voice. Then I saw him live, heard it front row through a PA. No YouTube compression, no editing, no distant audio. Up. Close. And. Personal. And his voice was more processed than Cheese Whiz. I was sick. I realize most that would go see him by himself are going for his guitar playing. But as an Eagles tribute or as an opener or whatever - you can't be this unprofessional and you can't butcher songs vocally by two of the greats, IMO.

    Option A (the likely choice) - fire your soundman/men and stage people. Whoever runs the Autotune and runs the teleprompting system and stage equipment need to be GONE. They need to be up and running if you insist on singing every song, Don. No exceptions. If you want to not do the next option, please make sure your Autotune is working (which is still noticeable and annoying, but at least it's not pitchy) and that your teleprompter is on the ground where it should be and that it works. No music stands. No iPhone/iPad mic stand mounts. Or, better yet - start to learn to remember lyrics to songs you've been performing since the 1970s. I know you haven't sang them since then, but you've heard them since then and you've "sang" most of them for long enough now in your self-titled band that you can surely remember them by now.

    Option B (one can only hope) - hire a singer. Point blank. Stop singing Eagles material. Sing your solo songs. But leave the Eagles songs to a singer who can do them justice and gracefully. Maybe get two singers or find a band member who can do the other part. Find one that can handle Don's style first since that's the one you struggle with the most. And ideally find one that can do Glenn's voice justice. You would have not only a better band, but part for part the best Eagles tribute band out there. I mean you would actually have a band not only worth seeing as an opener, but one that could headline more (and I don't mean at your local jazz club), and be well loved by everyone especially hardcore Eagles fans. I would certainly go see you again if this were the case. You would take your band to new heights and likely reap the benefits.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WalshFan88 View Post
    Autotune must have been down that day. Last month it was the teleprompter system. Now it's the Autotune.

    Without both Don's concerts aren't passable IMO. At least it's bearable when he remembers the lyrics and tunes his voice, lol.
    One possibility that came to mind is that for whatever reason the "tape" didn't work and he had to sing it live. If he started to lip sync, but noticed that the "tape" wasn't playing and started singing. I can't see his face when the first verse starts so I can't tell if he simply forgot to start singing. He does wslk to the mic in time IMO.

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    Whatever's happening I would support your option B.

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    Like I said months ago. Don came to my state in September for a concert at one of the casinos on the coast. I wanted to go, but I was very hesitate to drive the 3 hours to see him after hearing stuff about how he sounded in concert. It was a good decision to not see him. Plus I didn't have any money to buy a ticket at that moment. Their were a lot of concerts I turned down because I didn't have the money at that moment.

    Brothers for life. RIP Glenn

    I'm not sure I believe in fate, but I know that crossing paths with Glenn Lewis Frey in 1970 changed my life forever, and it eventually had an impact on the lives of millions of other people all over the planet. It will be very strange going forward in a world without him in it. But, I will be grateful, every day, that he was in my life. Rest in peace, my brother. You did what you set out to do, and then some." -Don Henley

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