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One for those who've been to the gig I think!,
This review is from: All The People... Blur Live In Hyde Park 02/07/2009 (Audio CD)I didn't go to the Hyde Park gig but as a Blur fan I was eager to snap us this CD and have a listen.
The Hyde Park gig came swiftly after Blur's storming performance at Glastonbury and I just can't help but think the band really used up much of its energy and drive in that gig. The vocals sound strained and tired, and the sound quality just doesn't sound as good as that I remember at Glastonbury. I should state that I don't go to Glastonbury as I'm one of those few music fans that would like to go to festivals for the music rather than the name, so my impressions of the two are based on what I saw on TV and the CD and have to admit the glastonbury one felt really quite emotional. I don't feel that with this Hyde Park recording. Maybe that'll change when I get the "No distance to Run" dvd that's out soon.
Anyway, it's still a good listen and probably sounds even better for those that went there.