It was played in a very close way in late 1986, I will send you these records in private mail.ann268 wrote:See the Stainsby Girls is wonderful! I couldn't imagine you wouldn't like it. You said it was done before this way, but I didn't hear it like this.
Me too, but now I see it was important technically to place 2 similar songs at the very start, to put the sound in a proper way. There was a guy next to us by the very side of front row, checking the sound parameters and tuning the arena sound with an iPad. After that, starting from Nothing Left Behind, the sound became much clearer and the guy was gone.ann268 wrote:The first two songs sounded a bit like the same to me. I prefer Happy on the Road, since it's from the new album.
No, I don't think so, he did around the same amount of sliding as before, maybe even a bit too much (long) on Stony Road. The problems with sliding may apply only for Pinky guitar, but maybe he just wanted to play the songs on that guitar in a different way, like he did in 2014 with On the Beach.ann268 wrote:The missing of sliding, I think he really has trouble with his fingers on his left hand. Still awesome solo's.
Hm, there was no hint of being in a way like you say here. Neil was the closest on stage to where we sat, but I noticed no 'dominating' of him though the gig, he seemed to play and sound better than on studio records (he always does, actually) and his live accordeon playing was just welcome. It was always Chris who was up front thought the gig, both sound-wise and action-wise, even too much up front sound-wise in Moscow and at the start of St. Pete gig. Yes, in the studio, Neil seems to have a big influence on Chris and I don't like that, you know. The same kind of working relationship with Max Middleton was more than welcome, but with Neil - not so much.ann268 wrote:I think it was a Neil/Chris show at times. Neil being the main musician.
I only saw the first gig, things might have changed, but I sat on the right side of the stage, I saw what happened on the left side.Hm, there was no hint of being in a way like you say here. Neil was the closest on stage to our side seats, but I noticed no 'domiating' of him though the gig, he seemed to play and sound better than on studio records (he always does, actually) and his live accordeon playing was just welcome. It was always Chris who was up front thought the gig, both sound-wise and action-wise, even too much up front sound-wise in Moscow and at the start of St. Pete gig. Yes, in the studio, Neil seems to have a big influence on Chris and I don't like that, you know. The same kid of working relationship with Max Middleton was more thatn welcome, but with Neil - not so much.
At our gig Martin was literally invisible by his drums, at least for the left side of seats next to the stage. I never saw his face throughout the gig since he 'hid' behind the cymbals.ann268 wrote:The other musicians were almost invisible.
Yes, that friend of mine was surprised, too, as well as by Chris's drinking. I was not, since he told in an interview he continued doing that even after the stroke. He knows better, if it helps him feeling good through the tour, so be it.ann268 wrote:And didn't Chris quit smoking?
I noticed Chris missing notes twice, once at the end of Josephine and the other time through Julia, if memory serves, and to my ear the missing was rather severe. He gave no fuzz about that, though. The band's playing together was absolutely proper, nothing to complain about.Chris wrote:At least I haven't notices any blunders.
Really appreciate your kind words, Chris. Both Russian gigs were fully shot by the audience.Chris wrote:Thank you Andrew so much for sharing your impressions and for detailing all songs played. While reading your review I felt as if I was at the gig myself. Well done.
I'm listening to the new CD every day and in addition I'm scanning the Youtube for all new videos from his concerts at different places.
For Chris's movements on stage, it often made us really worried how stumbled jumping through his 'ritual dances' on Stony Road, Julia, Let's Dance - so fragile he looked in those moments. My wife said to me, half-joking: "Don't know what he gets high from, but it fits him!'', to what I answered that it is painkillers Chris is getting high from, just like Dr. House. And it is sad but true. But I do not care since he seems to be alright with that.ann268 wrote:I noticed on more recent video's Chris is more confident in walking and dancing as his first night.
In Dr. House case, it was vicodin, but can be lidocaine as well. We shall see Phil Collins through his postponed/added shows later this year, same time as Chris's last shows, and can compare again)) And yes, me too, I hate this gel. I used such thing when I was 13-14 years old and that was awful so I recall that with shiver and shame)))ann268 wrote:Lidocaine or something called like that. Might be possible. And his hair is really making him look old, I wished he didn't use that gel. I thought Phil Collins looked older as Chris before this Tour, now it's about the same.
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