The first set is pretty terrific. Trevor amuses with a brief explanation of Matty Groves - although this is one of those slow-paced versions with over-emotive vocals, never exactly been favorites of Fairportologists. Rising For The Moon and One More Chance appear as works in progress, and the latter is already shaping up to be an epic. The Sloth that follows (two slow-paced guitar monsters in succession!) is pretty savory, especially for fans of Dave's wah-wah bass solos (we do exist!)
The highlight of the entire package is actually in the second set - after Trevor has failed to explain the meaning of the song, Bring 'Em Down becomes the third monster song of the night - Swarb spending almost ten minutes wringing everything he can out of the echo chamber and the wah-wah pedal.
The embarrassing moments - discounting the spoken introductions - are the second takes of Solo and (especially) Down In The Flood and the subsequent versions of John The Gun and Sir B MacKenzie. From the start, Sandy sounds uncomfortable with the keyboards, but as the second show progresses her vocals become increasingly sloppy and out-of-tune. For obvious reasons - the whole band sound drunk by the end of the show!