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could it be?!
$1000 for a mint copy. Wish I hadn't given mine away now.
there is one on eBay I'm watching, think normally goes for around £100, its £20 at the moment. not sure if a reformation will up the price through hype, or lower it through inevitable reissue
I'd take pretty much anything from that list, but the bids are all getting a little pricey for my pocket
Any idea if that's worth something?
but that may be a different version to what you have. I think these days unless something is super rare, CDs just don't have any value.
they are reforming to play guy garveys meltdown
between june 10th -19th
Would be nice, still one of the loudest thing I've ever witnessed when I saw them at Dingwalls.
june 10th for lift to experience
if I transfer the money before and get you a few pints and also a back rub?
Anyone want to go in on a membership, split the £50 cost?
surely they won't just reform for that gig then fuck off home?!
That Garvey chap said its a one off....would be a massive shame if so.
unless Josh/the rest of the band hate ot
never listened to this band before
So dig in.
the album is a little tepid in comparison.
may have to sell my copy of the LP to fund membership and then get tickets for this. Didn't realise it sold for that much.
I caved and bought a membership, didn't tick the gift aid box though, so small victories
website when they're selling Meltdown tickets. I hope it'll be ok for you guys tomorrow but for extremely sought after tickets it often crashes for hours and they revert to phone bookings only. It's happened to me quite often. Just a heads up. If the website crashes don't bother refreshing for too long if still unsuccessful, just phone up. Best of luck.
They go on sale Wednesday 9th March.
sale on the 16th as said above NOT tomorrow.
To a fucking wedding that night. :(
Can't get out of it either.
Mixed feelings this, would much prefer Josh to be looking forward rather than backwards. Last Of the Country gentlemen is my favourite album of the last few years (and would be a perfect fit for the devastating albums thread). But I'm sure I'll be there. Only saw them the once at the Garage (before it was Relentless) supporting Cat Power. Unfortunately that night is most memorable for Chan putting in her most flaky performances in a big list of flaky times I've seen her.
Bank Holiday Monday when Reading Festival finished. I saw her at Reading too that year (2001). Bad bad gigs.
... absolutely amazing, still one of my favourite all time gigs. Don't imagine they'll be able to recreate that state of fervour they had 15 years on, they really were something else. But nice to see them getting the acknowledgement (and the pay) this far down the line. Still an awesome album too.
tasty. June is looking expensive but
announce a show for that week, not that I mind going to Berlin of course but just for money sake
Assuming availability is still healthy, doesn't seem to be much fuss about this.
I got pre sale. Looks like there is plenty left, not much central in the front stalls but rear stalls 80% empty
expect a lot will go tomorrow. Radiohead dates have probably overshadowed it for a lot of people
what time tickets are going on general sale?
That was painless
I was in it for ten minutes, but plenty of LTE seats left when I got in.
checking for a mate and theres still loads of tickets left if anyone was thinking of going.
from whats been posted on facebook as well as this clip it seems they're re-recording the album rather than just changing the levels on it. some of the vocals are different and the drums are too. interesting.
As much as I love the original release, I've always found the production a bit lacking throughout.
Rear Stalls Row BB. Face value £22.00 + bf but will take an offer as I can't make it now. Have ticket in hand and can post it straight away, anybody interested..?
I am also excited, quite
Just seen Kiran Leonard is supporting. Wasn't that fussed when i saw him a few months back but prepared to give him another go. Anyone seen any stage times?
'Born in 1995'
*weeps for days*
Well that was great, rarely actually enjoy live music but they could have played twice as long and I'd still want more. Kind of like how I always hope Godspeed will be but they never are anymore
doing the half-version of just as was told and then doing Falling From Cloud 9 in a different key threw me a bit, but it was wonderful after that. seeing the bass player in tears after the last song after basically ignoring Josh for the gig nearly made me well up. that last song was something else too.
I've seen on YouTube they never seemed to do vocals with just was told, weird as it is the intro to all their thing. Also slightly disappointed with the lack of conversation with god in waiting to hit
could easily have gone on for much longer. the bit where they first hit the backlights was incredible.
Kiran Leonard was pretty ok as well I thought, though he was obviously upstaged.
Pretty good but felt like a slightly missed opportunity somehow. If ever an album was made to be played in full it's that one. I wanted a big widescreen full-on biblical event, but it was just too short and half-assed. Sounds like they didn't have long to prepare, but come on guys, make the effort...
they had a cows skull shipped over ffs!
Highlight was him turning to the mixing desk and asking for more guitar and then saying 'only joking'. I wonder how many turned up only knowing last Of the country gents and were put out by the barrage. Loved how meaty they got it sounding.
Though I realize we are all fans here and that the observable response to the shows across the web has been quite positive, based on a couple of the comments above, I feel a slight reality check is in order. Lift's performance of "Just As Was Told" at this show was not a half version of anything. The song itself is the same length, and in addition to the usual segue at the end, everyone who has been seeing them on this tour has been treated to a totally rocking reprise. If you are referring to the lack of vocals, well, there is not a single live bootleg of them performing that song with vocals. This practice dates back to at least 1999, the earliest available live recording of the band. This is likely because Pearson feels that the lyrics work better in the context of the full album. Pearson has also always omitted the same few lines from Waiting to Hit, probably for the same reasons. I compared the version of "Falling From Cloud 9" from the London show to the album; it sounds to me like it's in the same key.
No corners were cut. Of the album songs they had previously performed live, only "To Guard and to Guide You" was missing, but that one only made it into the set a small percentage of the time back in the day anyway. With the World Behind is a non-album track and was played at more shows, maybe at about 40-50% of them. There are no circulating live recordings of "Down Came the Angels," "When We Shall Touch," or "Down With the Prophets." The two shows I saw clocked in at a little over an hour (longer than plenty of headlining indie rock shows I've seen), and with the new song exclusive (!), yours made it to 76 minutes. Basically, the sets I saw (and from what I can tell from the fan bootleg of the Meltdown show) and the one you saw are very representative of what the band was doing in the last year they toured, which was 2002. That said, I feel I should note that doing Into the Storm + the Outro was NOT something they were doing at every show back in the day. They did it masterfully in Tehuacana, Austin, Denton, and London after having only practiced it at the last minute prior to the mini-tour. These were blessed performances and setlists. I have been going to shows for 18 years, and the Tehuacana one is now in my top three. Had the Austin show not been outside and had there been a better sound system at the venue, it could have made my top shows as well. A rare case of lightning striking twice...
Only joking, I'd put it in my top 3 gigs
Is it any good? Not seen anything come up on Dime yet. Mind you, no bootleg outside of a professionally mastered soundboard could hope to capture the sheer majesty of Friday night. From the front row it felt like the most amazingly intimate show, but with epic, epic sound.
Crowd were great as well; could have heard a pin drop during the quiet bits, which is so refreshing after some recent drunken talker horrors.
In fact, to be honest I'm not sure it could ever be topped and if they came back to play in some bog standard venue I doubt I would go, as I wouldn't want Friday's perfect memory to be obscured.
The one Meltdown bootleg available at the moment is listenable but clearly not a soundboard recording. I am grateful for it since I could not make a trip across the Atlantic and since I have been dying to hear any new material. The person who recorded it has said that he will be trying to clean up the audio at some point. It can be downloaded on Soulseek QT.
I had it in my head it was supposed to be round about now.
Missed by a month...