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PostSubject: Re: We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful   Thu 21 Apr 2011, 10:20

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There must be a good reason why 'Picky Bugger' was only ever played live just once, only in Amsterdam.
I believe (but obviously I can't speak for him) that Guy finds the "liiiittle fish" note a bit tricky... Razz

As far as the setlist is concerned; yes, I do think it's a little SSK heavy but as I've said before I think they just want to please/embrace the greatest number of people possible at the show, so there it is.

My favourite set list would look different too but wouldn't everybody's? That doesn't mean I've been unhappy with it - I've loved every show and I for one am delighted that they have done so well. They deserve it!
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PostSubject: Re: We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful   Thu 21 Apr 2011, 14:51

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As far as the setlist is concerned; yes, I do think it's a little SSK heavy but as I've said before I think they just want to please/embrace the greatest number of people possible at the show, so there it is.!
Its perceived number crunching on the balance being tipped on sales for TSSK being more mainstream.Whose to say great numbers wouldn't have been pleased by having one or 2 better quality surprises from the brilliant back catalogue too, that the greatest number of people aren't even aware of maybe? Others facebook comments on songs have been telling.

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My favourite set list would look different too but wouldn't everybody's? That doesn't mean I've been unhappy with it - I've loved every show and I for one am delighted that they have done so well. They deserve it!
Don't think anyone would deny that...but where next for the Arena set? Can they take the runway connection with cocktail cabinet piano, chandelier and descending mirrorball to the festivals?
Wouldn't they still be doing just as well? or would there be a stage invasion riot, or mass walk out, or some audience playing statues if they didn't play that 'One day like this' at Glastonbury....again. pirat
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PostSubject: Re: We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful   Thu 21 Apr 2011, 15:43

Yup; think it best to take the 'set wishlist' discussion and conjecture about why/how certain songs should be played here:
http://elbow.heavenforum.org/t1280p45-set-list-for-march-11-tour

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PostSubject: Re: We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful   Fri 22 Apr 2011, 19:38

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Yup; think it best to take the 'set wishlist' discussion and conjecture about why/how certain songs should be played here:
http://elbow.heavenforum.org/t1280p45-set-list-for-march-11-tour

To an extent - specifics about the setlist yes. Live shows in general (in defence of my own reactions Wink) - I think it's relevant to the thread. If the recent setlist was dictated by mass crowd-pleasing alone that would be sad. If (as LWD hinted way back) it's because the band are totally into the new songs, and on a personal level for whatever reason wanted to give the old ones a rest, that's cool (except I couldn't uhnderstand wanting to totally leave behind all their back catalogue for whatever reason, but who knows). Time will tell. I've always been an optimist. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful   Fri 22 Apr 2011, 21:16

It was more to do with a modding judgement call on not wanting to split hairs and make a difficult distinction between *this* type of setlist discussion and *that* sort, rather than have a gently chastising pop at you Glendarian. Smile

If an already broad subject like this one is bounded from the realms of a topic already covered elsewhere, it's also easier for all those new folk to get the hang of the place.

It feels like more posts have been popping up in weird places to sort out - probably because it's been so active lately - hence the desire to keep things clear!

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PostSubject: Re: We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful   Sat 23 Apr 2011, 06:56

No personal offence taken, I was kind of acknowledging that I do have a "Newborn live" obsession which doesn't really belong in this thread Wink Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful   Tue 26 Apr 2011, 09:59

That's alright then! I doubt you're the only one with that obsession, Glendarian... Smile

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PostSubject: Re: We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful   Thu 05 May 2011, 20:57

I'm put in mind of my all -time favourite band Genesis, and the huge fallout when they crossed over from being a big cult band into a worldwide phenomenon. Doubtless, the dividing line appeared for Elbow with SSK and a lot of fans must have felt a bit annoyed at having to share this precious and beautiful secret called Elbow with the mainstream.

I don't know whether BARB is a direct response to that; it seems that Elbow write and create for themselves first, but at the same time they must wonder at what reaction they'll get to their music. This album seems more a response to all the time they've spent away from home and realising anew the value of friends and keeping in touch with the people and places you grew up with.

I'd hate to think the band deliberately made an anti-SSK album, though, almost as though they were embarrassed by it and the success it gained. Their riches have been well earned, and every album is a jewel.
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