09/07/12 Salt Lake City Utah State Fair
10/12/12 Philippines Manila Arena
11/09/12 Altoona, IA Meadows Events
11/10/12 Michigan City, IN Blue Chip Casino
11/17/12 SF, CA San Francisco Symphony
02/22/13 Albuquerque, NM UNM Center
02/23/13 Phoenix, AZ Wild Horse Casino
I have a sad, sad, sad love for Wilson Phillips. This was my first cassette purchased at the Wherehouse (Blackstone location) in Fresno, California.
I was rather excited to see Wilson Phillips, because their self-titled debut album was the first cassette I had purchased with my own money twenty-two years ago. I even bought the Elton John's Two Rooms compilation around the same era, so I already knew all about Wilson Phillips' involvement with their cover version of "Daniel."
Anyway, Wendy, Carnie, and Chynna, all looked incredible on stage. Clearly their harmonies can only be achieved by knowing each other as families or close friends.
As expected, most of their set included works from Dedicated, their latest album, covering their parents' music. Lots of Beach Boys and The Mammas & the Pappas, but surprising throwing in an Eagles' song ("Already Gone") and the ABBA medley (which was actually the highlight of their show for me).
Two songs ("It's Only Life" and "You Won't See Me Cry") from Wilson Phillips' second album, Shadows & Light, made it in. Rounding out the rest of their set are their big four hit songs from their self-titled debut album, "Release Me," "You're In Love," "Hold On," and "Impulsive."
Here is their set list:
"God Only Knows"
"Dedicated To The One I Love"
"You're In Love"
"You Won't See Me Cry"
"Wouldn't It Be Nice"
"Dancing Queen"/"Does Your Mother Know?" (medley)
"Fun, Fun, Fun"
"In My Room"
Typical big hit song "Hold On," was on the last song on the encore. The band explained that they were just as surprised to find out the song was used at the end of 2011's "Bridesmaid" movie. If you haven't seen the movie, in many ways, the song was the glue that held the two best friends, Annie and Lillian, together.
Wilson Phillips' Dedicated is out now via Sony Masterworks.
Wilson Phillips at the Leinie Lodge Bandshell at Minnesota State Fair, St Paul (09/01/12)
First thoughts from Dave and Vu on Wilson Phillips' appearance at the Minnesota State Fair on 9/1/2012.
• Description of the annual Minnesota State Fair as "the great get-together." Food, food, food. Something fried, something on a stick.
• Wilson Phillips' various cover and tributes to: Mammas & the Pappas, The Beach Boys, the Eagles, and ABBA.
• Song of the show is Wilson Phillips' "Hold On"
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