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Setlist: (2nd setlist)
Venue Songs set:
- Stompy Intro
- Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
- Damn Good Times
- Alphabet Of Nations
- Doctor Worm
- Memo To Human Resources
- XTC Vs. Adam Ant
- Snail Shell
- Wicked Little Critta
- Birdhouse In Your Soul
- Clap Your Hands
- Experimental Film
- She's An Angel
- Stalk Of Wheat
- Don't Let's Start
- Boss Of Me (What We Did This Summer Version)
- Cyclops Rock
- Bed Bed Bed
- Tendernessish In G
- Working Undercover For The Man
Fan Recaps and Comments:
This is a review of the downloadable audio offered on the site. When I am considering shows to download, I consider three things: Venue/show's personal relationship (I went to the show, I live near the venue, it's my favorite venue etc.), set list (good songs, rare occurances etc.), and recording quality. Dan Miller, in his recap, usually mentions the quality of the recording briefly. Those are what this review focuses on.
I bought this show not too long ago and have given it a few listens on my home stereo, with nice headphones, and in my car. Mostly, the recording quality is great. The vocals are clear and there is no clipping or cutting out. I am a big fan of the show downloads sounding like shows, not studio recordings with vague audience sounds, and this definitely sounds like a show. However, and this is a big deal to me, you can hardly hear the bass at all and it gets distracting during portions of the show. If you like your show downloads to have strong bass, or even consistantly audible bass, this one's not for you.
The set list is great. The venue songs presentation is worth checking out. During the explanations, Linnell plays ominous sounding background music. Istanbul has a completely unrecognizable intro, which works well. The band has great energy and it comes through in the recording. You can see the set list for yourself obviously, so I don't need to go too far.
In a nutshell, this is a great show download with good energy and setlist and a would-be excellent sound if not for the quiet bass. Almost perfect, but not quite.
Dan Miller wrote:
- A brand new venue, in a town we have not been to for a bit. It's very nice in kind of that JCC way. The staff were super great and the restaurant in the building was a nice touch.
- My mind is straying from this one and I can't seem to remember any interesting (at least to me) details from the show. Anybody have any clues?
- I did have my first Chicken Fillet and was completely disgusted by the experience. I may never set foot in a chicken again.
- The boxiness of the room is good for recording and the audience mics were raised in an attempt to get rid of some fan comments during the show. They are fine, and welcome, between songs, but distracting during a performance.
- This may be the best sounding show of the tour. Turn around makes a semi-rare appearance. Between that and the next encore Violin, I had a 20 minute break, read a little, wrote a few poems, did a load of laundry then back to the stage for "Hocus Pocus" with Corn Mo. He is really giving it his all, what with the swirling hair and the wild stage antics. For the briefest of moments we are all transformed into another band entirely. The crowd seems to dig it and I know we do as well.