Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers Reviews
Greg Petree from Mount Juliet, Tennessee
DOOBIE BROTHERS WERE GREAT. STEELY DAN AVOIDED MANY HITS
Perhaps it was due to the storm delay. I mainly came to see the Doobies anyway and they were fantastic. However, Steely Dan did not perform: Deacon Blues, Ricky Don't Lose That Number, FM (No Static at All), Do It Again. Then, we had to sit through jazz numbers that sounded like intermission at a Broadway play before finally hearing Reelin' in the Year as an encore. I know there are some die-hard fans that loved Steely Dan's set. But ticket sales are based on hearing the hits you grew up loving. That didn't happen. Thanks Doobie Brothers for a great (but too brief) show.
Joseph Spott from GOULDSBORO,PENNA.
STEELY DAN BETHEL WOODS.
Steely Dan was right on the Mark. They were so GREAT,we all stood in the pouring rain to hear every song. Their Setlist shined. Donald was very entertaining and hip. The Band was STELLAR. Great night. Great music. They still have it ! Every song was a Hit. We Loved them.
GB from Nanuet, NY
STEELY DAN AND THE DOOBIE BROTHERS AT BETHEL WOODS 2018
Nobody expects 70-ish rock stars to be at peak form but the Doobie Brothers came pretty close.- 5 stars for them. Unfortunately, Steely Dan was a puzzling disappointment. Strange choice of songs, and Donald Fagen looks like he's done. Missed a lot of notes and frankly seemed unwell. No "Deacon Blues" nor "Do ii Again"? The "Danettes" seemed bored and the show lacked energy. Music was pretty good thanks to the band behind them but generally not up to expectations.
Scott Wood from Cincinnati, Ohio
GREAT NIGHT OF MUSIC
It was a great night in Cincinnati for a concert . I think the Doobie Brothers portfolio of hits is under rated in the music world. The Doobie Brothers were amazing they played a lot of great hits and sounded amazing . Steely Dan , what can I say..there music is timeless and I love there music and it was awesome to hear them live. As we get older most of us stop listening to our albums like we did when we were really young , we tend to just hear the hits on classic rock radio and because of that I want to thank Steely Dan for bringing me back to the album days ..hearing some songs that are amazing but not on the play lists of classic rock radio was refreshing . I also thank Steely Dan for having a sound unlike no other, today's music is all ballads and cookie cutter music infused with ripped off music from the past. I was disappointed that Steely Dan left out Deacon Blues as it is one of my all time favorite songs.
Mean Old Man from Boston, Massachusetts
WHY THE DAN HATE?
Doobies 3.5 stars. Steely Dan 4.5 stars. All great performers. Doobies suffer without Michael McDonald tunes. Steely Dan came on strong with a ton of hits. Fagan sounded terrific. I was nervous after reading the previous reviews. No need. Stellar set list mde SD the deserved headliners. Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA.
Joe A from Granger IN
DON'T LISTEN TO THE MUSICALLY UNEDUCATED
I can only think that the negative reviews here are from people with absolutely no musical knowledge, and probably listen to one or two songs off of every album they've ever owned. Steely Dan has never been about "hits", although they always throw in some radio play songs for those who don't bother listening to entire collections. This is a band of world class musicians, if you take the time to read individual bios, you would find that they all have played and recorded with many huge names in the industry. These are "go to " musicians for a lot of your "hit makers". To have this collection of talent on one stage is nothing short of incredible, and if you can't understand it, maybe you just shouldn't go to a top shelf show such as this. Stick with the 3 chord, 4/4 time standard radio crap. I don't want to discourage anyone from expanding their musical horizons, just disappointed with the lack of credit given here to a band that is head and shoulders above most.
Julie Roberts from Charlotte, North Carolina
DOOBIE BROS _ & STEELY DAN
Great concert! The Doobie Bros were very good but Steely Dan was amazing! When Steely Dan xame out i felt like i was transported to a whole fif place! Amazong!
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