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Where: Brighton, England (Brighton Centre)
When: July 7, 2004
Written by: Tony Papard

Jerry was on for just over 30 minutes, but it was a great show and the audience loved it. Great atmosphere with people dancing and crowding down the front of the stage, as at Festival Hall. However Jerry didn't talk much between numbers, and didn't respond to the enthusiastic audience by doing requests like he did in London. I was well pleased with the sound quality, and the show itself, but some others felt the sound balance left something to be desired, and that Jerry's voice wasn't quite up to scratch. I can't say I found any of this myself - I thought the sound and Jerry's voice were near perfect. 

The songs he did were: Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee, Trouble In Mind, Me & Bobby McGhee, She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye, Chantilly Lace, Lucille, Before The Night Is Over, Georgia, Whole Lotta Shakin', Great Balls of Fire. Highlights for me were She Even Woke Me Up (I love this song with the piano solo) and Me & Bobby McGhee, which I haven't heard live for a while. 

Tonight Jerry wore a jacket, no foot on keyboard or chit-chat, just honest getting down to business and packing 10 songs into his half hour or so on stage.

This has been a great tour, and of the three shows I've seen I'd rate Festival Hall best, then tonight at Brighton and then Portsmouth, but all three were good. It is great to hear some different numbers at every show.


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