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11-05-2009, 05:31 PM
Just found this review, which includes a setlist at the end:

Don Henley Pleasant and Predictable at MGM Grand (http://www.courant.com/entertainment/music-reviews/hc-henleyrev.artnov06,0,6648413.story)

11-05-2009, 05:37 PM
Can you believe some douchebag heckled Don for singing "My Thanksgiving"??? I'm dying to hear him sing that!! If I had been sitting next to that guy he would have been sorry. Anyway, I'm very excited that he's doing a couple covers that he hasn't done before - at least not that I know of.

11-05-2009, 05:43 PM
I'd love to know what the return insult from the stage was! In this case, good for Don!

11-05-2009, 05:47 PM
Thanks for posting that, Soda. I'd love to have heard the 'insult' too! Hehehe. I love My Thanksgiving. I so wish I could see him during these few shows.

11-05-2009, 06:01 PM
Great review. I would love to hear him sing My Thanksgiving as well.

11-05-2009, 06:08 PM
I'm usually critical of Don for calling people out from the stage but in this case, who can blame him? Dang, those kind of people piss me off. People like him are why bands are so loath to play new or different songs.

11-05-2009, 07:20 PM
He sang My Thanksgiving? **SIGH**

I soooo wish that I could see one of these shows, especially since he's changed up the setlist a bit. I mean, I would still love to see the same 'ol show i've seen a few times already but there's something much more special about shows like this when he does something even a little bit different.

Btw, "You go, Don" for telling off that heckler. I too wonder what Don said to the guy.

11-05-2009, 07:41 PM
Good for Don! I would of loved to have been there as well , curious what Don told him in return. I'm getting so excited, November 17th in Hamilton.:thumbsup:

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11-06-2009, 11:38 AM
Sounds like a great show. As for the heckler - OMG there's always one stupid fool whose ass you just want to kick out of the room. :samurai:I hope Don really put the idiot in his place.

11-06-2009, 01:10 PM
BTW, anyone else surprised (and bummed) that he's still sporting a suit and tie for these solo shows?

Doesn't bode well for the next leg of the Eagles tour...

11-06-2009, 02:42 PM
No, doesn't surprise me. Don, lighten up while you still can! :wink:

Yeah, if the guy deserved it, I'm glad Don gave it to him.

Ive always been a dreamer
11-06-2009, 04:09 PM
BTW, anyone else surprised (and bummed) that he's still sporting a suit and tie for these solo shows?

Doesn't bode well for the next leg of the Eagles tour...

As a matter of fact, that is the very FIRST thing I noticed. :thumbsdown:

And I also noticed how many covers there are in the set list. I'm glad that Don is mixing it up a bit, but most of these songs I've never even heard of. C'mon Don - you have a pretty decent catalog of your very own to choose songs from - what about singing some of them ... that's what I wanna hear at a live show! Oh well - I'm sure the show was great - but still! :sad:

And kudos to Don for handing it back to the jerk at that show!

11-06-2009, 05:23 PM
I'm not surprised that he wore a suit after reading the setlist - September Song, I Put A Spell On You... It seemed to fit the mood of the songs better than jeans and plaid (however much I love the latter!)

11-08-2009, 12:19 AM
"Pleasant and Predictable"? Is that reviewer kidding? The show sounds like anything but. How about moody, atmospheric, heartfelt, rocking...I could go on....

At least this sentence was phrased well:
"Bolstered by an eight-piece band that slickly transitioned from easygoing supper-club jazz to melodic rock, Henley did most of his roaming near the start of the show, beginning with "I Put a Spell on You," in which his voice sandpapered the lyrics."
Personally, I adore the way Don's voice "sandpapers" lyrics.

And unlike Dreamer, I love the fact that he added some new songs to his set list. I love his hits but fortunately we can listen to them at any time. As the reviewer bluntly put it, a "checklist of career highlights" is good, but the addition of new songs, interpreted as only Don can, sounds great to me. In fact, I would love a show made up almost entirely of covers. To hear the unique way that he would interpret standards would be heaven to me.

I envy everyone who got to hear him sing "My Thanksgiving" live; I adore that song. And I also wonder what he said to the heckler.

My thoughts are with all of you who are lucky enough to see him this time. I am with you in spirit!

11-13-2009, 11:44 AM
I agree about the setlist sounding intriguing...songs to be interpreted in the way only Don can. Cool!

Soda, I love your new sig!