johnfoyle wrote:Anyone here going?
VonOfterdingen wrote:Well, that was dissapointing. Not that EC didnt give it his best shot, but he was clearly not well excusing a sore throat that made a mark on the concert as a whole. ("We only arrive to cities by boat" and "my voice is arriving with another boat", he said). As always he was very much there, talkative and really trying to give the audience a nice evening but this was my seventh and surely most unsatisfying EC-concert.
Five years ago I saw him in Hamburg with a sore throat that got better doing the concert and he ended up delivering a blistering last half. This time it went from not good to worse and the singing was so strained that he had to sing deeper on more occasions and when he didnt you were feeling uneasy and feared his voice would snap.
It all ended up with a shorter concert (and the ticketprices were steep. 90 euros, though you can blame the venue and not EC for that). People can either be impressed by EC not cancelling the show and go through with it, or be surprised that he didnt cancel. I think I belong to the former but you cant blame people for feeling the latter.
He is the set-list as I recall.
Blame It On Cain (not working perfectly in this version IMO)
Down Among The Wines And Spirits
New Amsterdam/You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Good Year For The Roses
(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
The Delivery Man (second biggest applaus of the evening)
Jimmie Standing In The Rain
A Slow Drag With Josephine
Friend Of The Devil (truly the highlight of the show and the biggest applaus)
Every Day I Write The Book (nice country version)
Don't Lie To Me
Sulphur To Sugarcane (his voice almost not able to handle much more)
Alison/The Wind Cries Mary
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding)
Even with a perfect voice I would still have missed the drums and the piano/organ that is such a big part of his music.
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"Copenhagen is an amazing city surrounded by water. In every direction ventured, a bridge will eventually be crossed. We are in the old section of downtown very close to St. Peter's Cathedral; another thing we're surrounded by - cathedrals. We are also very close to the shopping madness of Stroget (st). You want it? It is on Stroget, many charming squares full of open-air cafes with strolling guitarists and tourists, Italian food, all kinds of food. The little sausage trailers are a big hit with me. My Ohio Polish/Italian/Ukrainian palate came back to life here; a little while here and I really could be a linebacker.
We played the beautiful Tivoli Gardens this evening, and, with Elvis’s throat being on the mend, are getting pretty good at this. I notice the band functioning more independently; we are moving around to a greater extent musically, now that we know the tunes so well. Dennis [Crouch] is a master at changing the mood by simply holding onto the root chord and letting us crawl around under it. Very suspenseful. What a blast, continually learning how to turn songs inside out and give them new life.
July 6 This is my day to just walk around and be a Copenhagen tourist before going to hear Diana Krall and band in the Tivoli. I took a leisure day comprised of walking, people watching, and then some napping. Woke up in time to go downstairs, have a coffee and a cigar on the patio, and then ride over with Elvis to see the show. Diana is a wonderful entertainer who sings with about eight voice/personalities and plays the piano like a demon, much in the school of her mentor, Oscar Peterson. With Bob Hurst (who studied with the same professor at Indiana University as Edgar Meyer) on bass, Anthony Wilson on guitar, and Karriem Riggins going crazy on the drums, I really enjoyed the show.
Later when Diana told me she was flying by the seat of her pants and suffering with a cold the same as Elvis, I wanted to tell her how inspiring it was to see someone play so well and be seemingly natural and at ease. It all seemed so effortless on her part. Oh well, I need to remember when I think I am having a bad night, it may, in fact, be an inspirational one in someone else's eyes. I will go back to school on that one."
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