The band started around 10:05pm with a song called "I
Desire You", a great uptempo tune featuring featuring some good horns and
nice backing vocals by LAW and a female vocalist. The funky "There's a
Woman Inside of You" and "Precious Moments" were good, but
better was the song "Could We Not Argue Today?", which featured
Carlton reading a bitter letter to a ex-girlfriend (each verse started with
"Dear Pain in My Ass...") and a fast tempo rhythm in the choruses
(complete with handclaps)....and some really good bass lines by Luke! "Love,
Love, Love" was a nice, slower tune featuring duet vocals with Tracy
Brathwaite. "I Believe We Can Work It Out" was another nice R&B
song, but better was the nasty guitar solo and super-funk bass solo on
"Beautiful Thing".....the drumwork was also superb! The Carlton J.
Smith Band closed the show with a song called "Love" (the flip-side
of "I'd Better") and the UK single itself "I'd Better"
(written by LAW and Carlton), a great soul number that is reminiscent of the
old soul stuff of legends like Al Green. The show was over at 11:00pm.
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