Kenny070930 March 2010 at 3:24amPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
I have to say I thought Ane Brun was great but Melanie wasn't so good. Ane didn't really get me going with her solo performance but I thought she sang "Don't Give Up" brilliantly, mainly because she chose not to sing it like Kate Bush.
Having had a couple of days to take it in I really hope Peter has more tours in him!!
Dennisd6331 March 2010 at 4:27pmPosts: 126 (0 today)Status: offline
A lot of people are missing the point of this tour. It's not a rock show, it's symphonic. It's subdued, reflective, and the music allows the performer to play with the tempo, emotion, and style. Although this is the first time I've seen Peter, I was totally blown away. I wasn't expecting his typical rhythmic beating of the band.I was expecting something completely different. And that's exactly what I got - especially for SMB side of the performance!
The audience was extremely respectful and the performance did an amazing job of lifting and dropping and carrying the audience through so much.
As for the music itself; does anyone remember something called "The Last Temptation"? I give Peter kudos for even attempting this - it takes a lot of testicular fortitude to gamble on the new - and that's why I think he's amazing and why I travelled from Canada to London just to see him!
The second half of the show - I totally forgot there was no band - especially with Signal, Solsbury, and Downside. The girl's voices were exactly what was needed - Melanie for her qualities, Anne for hers.
Stunned - is the only word I have to describe the show. I sat, I listened, I dared not breath for fear of missing any small bit - Although I don't like everything I heard, I respect everything I heard, and I'm so glad I listened.I think Peter would want us to hear.
Soul Reader31 March 2010 at 5:15pmPosts: 3479 (0 today)Status: offline
Best review so far Dennisd63!! Glad you had such a wonderful and brilliant time!
Dennisd6331 March 2010 at 5:31pmPosts: 126 (0 today)Status: offline
I'm back.the concert was simply amazing, nothing like I expected. First half was more like attending the symphony - everyone very quiet, respectful, and listening. The second half, forgot there was no band.simply stunning. I thought the conductor was going to launch himself off the podium!
First half - the entire Scratch My Back CD in order from front to back.
The Boy in the Bubble
The Power of the Heart
My Body is a Cage
The Book of Love
I Think It's Going to Rain Today
Street Spirit (Face Out)
Faves included Heroes, Flume, My Body is a Cage, Lisetning Wind, and Apres Moi.
Break - enough for a pee and a pint.
Second half -
San Jacinto (even better with the orchestra)
Digging in the Dirt
Signal to Noise
Rhythm of the Heat
Don't Give Up
In Your Eyes
The Nest that Sailed the Sky (amazing ending)
My faves of the second half included San Jacinto, Signal to Noise, Downside Up, and The Nest.
Thought you'd all like to hear.
Slickchilli1 April 2010 at 10:54pmPosts: 5 (0 today)Status: offline
Who needs a band when you have Ben Foster and the 'New Blood' orchestra.
Went both night's and sound check!!
Who needs BIKO !!!! she said.
Rock on PG
See you in Canada
ylk881 April 2010 at 11:35pmPosts: 4 (0 today)Status: offline
fwiw I agree with Caste of Thousands - keep listening Timmy and you "will find out"!
& Dennisd63 nailed it with his review (& thanks to him for the set-list!!)
It's a delight to be able to relive the event with the various films on YouTube but quality DVDs of the SMB concert & CDs (or downloads) of studio versions of the part 2 stuff would be perfect!
Dennisd632 April 2010 at 2:14amPosts: 126 (0 today)Status: offline
Ylk - don't take the 2nd Half set list as I ordered the songs - I couldn't remember what order they played, but I did remember all the songs.And, I remembered the first (San Jacinto) and the last (The Nest) for sure! I'm not quite that old yet!
HaNGER3 April 2010 at 7:33amPosts: 14 (0 today)Status: offline