I don't hear the auto-tune in GOOD EVENING NEW YORK CITY. I've heard this accusation many times before by many people. I'm not saying it's not there. I just want someone to point out where. What songs. What PARTS of songs.
I have no doubt there was overdubbing. That's different than auto tuning. Every live album, for the most part, has overdubs. I didn't know BACK IN THE U.S. was totally, completely live. That's good to know. I saw two shows from that tour. I saw one from the GENYC tour. I remember listening to the live CD BITUS when it came out and being impressed with it, insofar as sounding pretty much what I had heard in Boston at the Garden. However, I also thought GENYC sounded pretty much like what I heard at Fenway Park.
I still prefer the latter, because, as I said, the set list was superior (for my tastes, anyway).
in years to come/they may discover/what the air we breathe and the life we lead are all about/but it won't be soon enough for me