This is a report on the "The Secret Website Show" as it has been avialable on-demand since midnight UK time. It will tell all about the show so please don't read this if you want to see it yourself and be surprised. It will available on-demand in either Windows Media Player or Real Player for the next week. You of course will need the Back in the US DVD and a DVD rom installed in your computer along with Flash 6.
The show started right off with a redition of "Honey Hush", one of the cover songs Paul did on "Run Devil Run" but this time Paul is on his Les Paul and does the 1st and 3rd lead guitar solos. Rusty does the 2nd lead solo and Brian is on bass. Wix and Abe are playing as well, in fact the whole band is performing the entire show. All camera shots are on the band as they are performing on-stage with the same setup of the tour. There is no audience what-so-ever.
After finishing Honey Hush, they go into a short version of some Jimmi Hendrix, "Foxy Lady", yes that's right, Paul on lead guitar.
Jumps right into a very upbeat version of "Blackbird" with the whole band. Audiences in Osaka were treated the next song and now we can see this performance as they did a great version of "Calico Skies". Paul goes back on his Les Paul doing "Honey Don't" a Carl Perkins song covered by The Beatles.
The next song was a wonderful surprise for me, and from the opening piano chords of Paul's piano, I immediately recognized it and was amazed. They performed a fantastic version of the instrumental "Celebration" from "Standing Stone" and the bootleg of the Rubert soundtrack.
A kind of jam followed with a song I guess was called "Welcome" very similar to the Welcome song when you first enter to the secret website. Paul introduces Rusty, Wix, Abe, Brian and then himself as Paul Ramone.
Another previously unheard song called "India" was performed, this must have been from the Driving Rain sessions.
The final song they played was "Lady Madonna" with Thadeus Richard on clarinet. The middle was extended a bit for an extra solo. It is speculated that this "Secret Website Show" was recorded in New Orleans as Thadeus did go up and perform this song with the band.
The video was very clean and uninterrupted on my hi-speed connection using Window Media Player, I havne't tried it yet in Real Media. All in all it was a sweatest little show as we got to hear tunes as advertised, "Never-Before-Seen Footage and Performances". As I said all songs were with the entire band and they were complete from start to finish. Thanks Paul, it was great, can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.