Monday, April 14, 2008

" day like this a year would see me right"

Funny how sometimes you have to see the new songs performed live for them to make sense.

I've still got some reservations about The Seldom Seen Kid, but it seems churlish to whinge as last nights performance was relaxed, exuberant ... and the Academy finally has toilets!

Guy Garvey has the uncanny ability to catch everyone's eye with a conspiratorial 'you and me, we know what it's all about don't we?' look. And we do: he holds us in the palm of his hand then winds us round his little finger for fun.

We join in with Richard Hawley to sing 'Happy Birthday' to Pete's sister. We wave at Guy's mum. Twice. And we're damned if we're going to be beaten by Sheffield when it comes to the community singing.

Elbow are such a cracking live band. You really ought to get out there and see them.

The Bones Of You
Leaders Of The Free World
Great Expectations
Forget Myself
Grounds For Divorce
The Fix
The Stops
The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver
On A Day Like This

Encore: Station Approach, Grace Under Pressure


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