Beck Plays Donna Summer At iTunes Festival SETLIST
Beck, Harvest Festival 2012: Photo Ros O'Gorman

Beck, Harvest Festival 2012: Photo Ros O'Gorman

Beck Plays Donna Summer At iTunes Festival SETLIST

by Music-News.com on September 8, 2014

in Live,News

Beck has performed for the iTunes Music festival in London and through Donna Summer cover into his set.

Beck included Summer’s classic disco hit ‘I Feel Love’ at his show.

Jenny Lewis, slipped in as support, took to the stage in her rainbow themed suit, as pictured on her new album The Voyager. Playing acoustic, with her band all in white, she looked comfortable in mid tempo rootsy indie Americana, a natural follow on from her Rilo Kiley inception. Latest single Just One Of The Guys, produced by Beck, was the clear set highlight. Clinically excellent, she was almost too slick for my taste but warmed the crowd for the main event.

With such a prolific back catalogue and recent collaborations prompting special guest rumours, the excitement was palpable as the familiar thirty second count began.

Devils Haircut, my personal favourite, was the opener, Beck clearly setting out his stall. Sporting a black suit complete with black, Amish style hat and red shirt he leaped around the stage to the delight of the expectant crowd.

Loser, The New Pollution and the spine tingling Lost Cause followed with a skilled harmonica break which went down a treat. Beck sure knows how to strike a pose and work the room with the band keeping a high line at the lip of stage.

After thrilling, frenetic renditions of Girl, Blue Moon and E-Pro Beck left the stage to his three guitarists who smashed into each other repeatedly, and finally collapsed on the stage. Beck returned with yellow crime scene tape to seal of the front of the stage warning “this is a crime scene, stand back”.

The performance resumed after his tongue in cheek stunt with another classic in Sexx Laws, the jovial Deborah and finally Where It’s At bringing proceedings to a close.

In an hour and a half there was not much more that Beck could have done, it was a gig bursting with hits and fizzing with life. There were no surprise guests making an appearance. Quite simply, Beck doesn’t need them. A man still at the peak of his powers. Sublime.

The Set List:
Devil’s Haircut (from Odelay, 1996)
Black Tambourine (from Guero, 2005)
Loser (from Mellow Gold, 1994)
Novocane (from Odelay, 1996)
One Foot in the Grave (from One Foot in the Grave, 1994)
Hell Yes (from Guero, 2005)
The New Pollution (from Odelay, 1996)
Think I’m in Love (from The Information, 2006) / I Feel Love (Donna Summer cover)
Blue Moon (from Morning Phase, 2014)
Lost Cause (from Sea Change, 2002)
Heart Is a Drum (from Morning Phase, 2014)
Wave (from Morning Phase, 2014)
Girl (from Guero, 2005)
E-Pro (from Guero, 2005)
Sexx Laws (from Midnite Vultures, 1999)
Debra (from Midnite Vultures, 1999)
Where It’s At (from Odelay, 1996)

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