Thursday, April 1, 2010

Crowded House Fanclub Show

I had never seen Crowded House before. When they played the Entertainment Centre in 2007, I was in Melbourne, when they played the Enmore in 2008, I was in Fiji. So I finally got to go to what was originally a secret fanclub show thanks to the grace of the fanclub, especially a man named Crimpies, who bought me a ticket so I could record it, and to all the others who approached me offering to, Crowded House has the nicest fanclub ever.

The main point of the show was to show off new tracks, and they were pretty good I must say, but they did play a whole bunch of old songs as well which blew me away, so happy to see them live. I've seen the Finn Brothers before and Tim Finn before, but to hear Crowded House play them gave it a bit more of a legitimacy. The vibe was really relaxed and they fucked around a whole heap, Neil "The Silver Fox" Finn is just the most charming bastard ever. But as a result of fucking around they went over time and I can only assume cut off an encore, there was so much more I wanted to hear, but then again that wasn't the purpose of the show. My only real complaint about the show was the mix, in no ways bad, but unexpected, just made the band and the songs (especially the new ones) seem really delicate and brittle, sometimes matched with over powering piano when Mick Hart went up back. Apart from that, stellar show.

Attn Fanclubbers: FLAC is coming soon.

Setlist
In My Command
Saturday Sun
Fall at Your Feet
Don't Stop Now
Amsterdam
Either Side of the World
Four Seasons in One Day
Twice if Your Lucky
Pour le Monde
Isolation
Whispers and Moans
It's Only Natural
Falling Dove
Archer's Arrow
Private Universe
Distant Sun
Encore
Fingers of Love
Elephants
Into Temptation
Video Killed the Radiostar (The Buggles) (Teaser)
I Got You (Split Enz)
World Where You Live
Don't Dream it's Over

Crowded House - Enmore Theatre, Sydney, 31/03/2010 - 194.7mb - 2 hours - 2 hours 15 minutes

2 comments:

  1. Awesome - thanks so much! It was fantastic being there the first time, and listening to this I got to relive so many great moments. Glad you enjoyed your first Crowdies concert :)

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