At nearly 70 years old and with many years to reflect upon, David Geffen seems to have sought refuge in a few poignant words that came near the end of the documentary on his life: "I believe everyone dies unhealed."
We all have these moments in life where we see we're not the person we used to be, or the scene is too big and not as full of passionate brothers-and-sisters-in-arms as it used to be. "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
Such scrappy behavior -- hopeful, yet realist in a "turning world" -- is what propels this Down Under band over the precarious tightrope navigating the middle ground between dreams and nightmares on their journey to define a rock 'n' roll (r)evolution in the 21st century.
At this point in his career, Peter Frampton could have tossed out a second instrumental album and won another Grammy. Thankfully, this time out, he played his heart in addition to his axe, creating what could be the best album of his career.
Tom Petty's album Pack Up The Plantation was a somewhat rockin' example of his stage shows. In comparison, that release was nothing more than a handful of crumbs compared to the feast that is The Live Anthology.