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Touché !Müfo wrote:So if the majority only knows the old hits, they wouldn`t mind of some different songs from blue guitars, hofner, stony road, blue jukebox.... Of course Rea should play, what he wants to play, but what he does now is completly the opposite of what he announced after his farwell-tour and what you can read in the tour programm of that tour.
Sorry, but I realy can`t believe that some people think that Rea only can keep on racing if he plays this and no other setlist
Your common concertgoers doesn´t give a - if Chris would play something else instead of these:Chris wrote:I know I will be repeating myself, but so be it.
Many concertgoers intend to purchase tickets to Chris Rea concerts exactly because they expect him to play all of his well known songs. Therefore what he does, I think, he's snicking-in some rarely played tunes as well as playing two, three new compositions. That is, as if to try to satisfy everyone. Obviously, for some fans this will still be "unacceptable","not sufficient" or outright "wrong." Well, too bad, I would say. He will not play concerts for the chosen few (unless it's a small-venue, "private" gig) because it wouldn't be economically sound. Tours cost a lot of money (transportation, logistic, hotels, meals etc.) and Chris Rea needs to be certain that money he spends brings in at least some profit. I understand it perfectly well.
By sticking to his setlist in Leipzig, Dresden, Hamburg, Berlin or Prague he only proved to be predictable.
I don't think anyone wants to ruin him (and his family) financially?
You are wrong, there is good outcome when he changes more than one or two songs from the setlist,BLUEHOOD71 wrote:The set list predicament is a very emotive issue. Looking at it objectivley you can see why Chris would play mostly hits with the odd number of other songs in to intoroduce the not so die hard fan to some of his other material. From a selfish point of view having seen Chris live many times and having heard most of the set list many times I would have loved a completley different set list. However I bet what I would love to hear live would be different from what Tina or lilybee or Mr Blues etc would want to hear in their set list so really there is no good outcome to suit die hard fans. A tour is a commercial product where you try to make the most revenue by playing what the general public would want to hear and that is what is happening. At the end of the day we all have a choice of whether to go or not. For me I will be in Glasgow in April to hear the master at work once again no matter what he plays and as someone pointed out earlier we should all just be thankfull he is fit and well enough to play!
P.S. Forgive the spelling please
Yes, musically it doesn´t really give much to the musicians to be playing same songs over and over again.elangelo wrote:and one thing I keep thinking about - isn't he bored himself of playing the same stuff over and over again?..
Mr Blues,Mr_Blues wrote: So, your point over here is full of crap my friend.
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