Moby, Recorded Live In Berlin

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Set List

A Seated Night (Pre-recorded)

Shot In The Back Of The Head

"Pale Horses"

"Extreme Ways"

"Natural Blues"

"Great Escape"

"Mistake"

"Made of Stars"

"Walk With Me"

"Find My Baby"

"Go"

"Porcelain"

"Wait for Me"

"New Dawn Fades"

"Wars"

"JLTF"

"Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?"

"Raining Again"

"Helpless"

"Disco Lies Reggae"

"Lift Me Up"

"Honey"

I've enjoyed most of Moby's music this decade, but it wasn't until I heard Wait for Me this summer that I had a Moby record I loved as much as I loved his 1999 album Play.

So when I heard he was touring in support of Wait for Me, I couldn't wait to see him. In fact, we contacted Moby to try to webcast one of the early dates on his tour, at the 9:30 Club, back in September.

As it turns out, members of Moby's band — many of whom are European musicians — couldn't get the proper visas to enter the U.S. in time for the 9:30 Club date. So at the last minute, he scrambled to put together a new group and rehearse for an already-scheduled U.S. tour. Moby was rightfully a bit hesitant to webcast a concert with a band that wasn't fully seasoned with his new material, so we didn't record that show. Instead, he sent us this concert, recorded in Berlin on June 26, and it is stellar.

I did go to that 9:30 Club show — and, despite Moby's concerns, the music was great. Moby has a deep well of old and new material to pull from, and he assembled a great mix of pounding dance beats and heartfelt, soulful songs. For anyone who hasn't pulled out a Moby record in a while, after you hear this show, you're bound to want to.

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