, attached to 2010-08-14

Review by Slinky

Slinky I'm here to talk about the Reba.

I haven't heard many 3.0 Rebas so I don't know if this one is getting hidden amongst a lot of similar sounding, decent Reba jams or if they are all this good. But if they are all this good, I would expect to hear a lot more talk about how fire they all are.

There's a really dumb flub in the beginning. Trey comes in with the lyrics a couple beats too early, even though Fishman signals when that happens. Oy vey... The composed part is done really well, Trey might have messed a couple times during the last part but whatever, its not very noticeable.

Jam.
From the moment Trey enters, he doesn't play a single note I don't like. Starts off with a smooth-as-hell two chord slide (he has a lot of really smooth moments) and then backs off to twirl around the scale. A lot of really great interplay between the whole band, they pretty much move all together hitting the same odd breaks. There's chord changes that Page and Mike hit at the same time underneath Trey's sustain. Trey presents a riff that he repeats 3 times and when he deviates the fourth time, the band take off at the same time. That riff shows up later. The energy begins growing and Trey once again plays around a riff 3 times and on the fourth, the whole band moves. Now were sailing freely. Then Trey sustains a note while Mike dances around. That sustain is the signal that something great is about to happen, at least when I listen back. Then that riff comes back and Page responds perfectly. Then it builds... and builds... and then.....

BOOM! This climax sends me to tears almost anytime I hear it. Mike drops a huge bomb at the same time that Trey hits this high bend followed by a slow descent, one unlike anything I've ever heard in a Reba jam. Fishman and Page catch on immediately and they repeat this glorious phrase until Trey quickly climbs back up and continues the jam. I disctintly remember being in the middle of the lawn and Chris turned on the glorious beams of white light and everyone around me screamed and it was such a feeling of intense euphoria to everyone that was there.

They finish of the rest of the jam decently, but how can you follow that? They hit it the best they were going to do on that song. I highly recommend everyone give this Reba a really good listen.


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