Confirmed via Erik Flanagan's review being uploaded early doors. The show itself is still to drop. Watch this space.
I just listened up to and through "Out in the Street" and obviously it's a great show. Love how he's already laughed at least a handful of times. I've often though discarding the Darkness tour intro to "The Promised Land" was a bit of a bummer, but here I think it really would have helped the transition from "American Skin" — still a great segue, but I feel like the slower build-up would have been even more effective.
My one and only Reunion show was in New Jersey in 1999. And something I have a vivid, vivid memory of but which I've never heard on any official release that I can recall is that the first few lines, at least, of "Youngstown" had this wicked effective delay that possibly even ping-ponged around the arena. Did I just hallucinate that?
I'm not the biggest 'Mary Queen Of Arkansas' fan at all, but this version is quite beautiful. 'Back In Your Arms' is stunning!
But 'Loose Ends' is a real highlight for me! I absolutely love this song, and I consider it to be one of my all-time favourite outtakes and the band just nails this performance. I would kill to get this one live someday.
Loving this show. Great energy. Odd choice to have the start of Promised Land tacked onto the end of American Skin... But hey...
I was thinking today about the paradox of why I don't like Back In Your Arms. It's weird because I adore his relationship songs, and I have to say I like the bitter ones much more than the happily ever after ones. So in that context, BIYA is confusing me.
Perhaps it's too pathetic. Or it's because I'm not used to hearing Bruce beg... In other songs he's never asking the girl to come back, he knows he's fucked up and he's usually very passive or counterproductive in his misery (Reno, Dry Lightning..)
Anyway, I don't feel this song, and this version although beautifully sung, drags and drags and I'm always tempted to skip it but then decide not to and I suffer almost as badly as the narrator does.