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A belter of a set lista nd a great film to boot
on 16 November 2014
I wasn't allowed to watch these lads when I was a child, something about the total fall of the world as we know it if these boys ever came to town. I did catch up in the 70's and was surprised to hear just how beautiful some of the slow numbers could be. Not sure what I was lead to believe but whatever, I was truly shocked and pleased at what I did find.
So many years later here they are stomping around stage with Martin trying to pin them down to a setlist that they will play and Mick doing a 'Dylan-type-moment' refusing to say. In fact I would have loved a film around that really, it would have been a whole lot of fun.
So here we have a concert, the boys at one of their peaks, (oh to have seen Brussels 72), stomping romping through a fairly diverse set list in the end. I remember in the 1980's, Keith complaining that 'Mick runs around the stage for the first three numbers and tries himself out so much he spends the rest of the concert trying to catch up', well Mick still runs around the stage, and I never noticed a let-up either. They belt out the songs, joke around, have fun, giggle and introduce various 'friends' along the way. Clinton is there, introducing them.
All in all Martin does a great job of putting together a concert that is very enjoyable and more importantly watchable. I remember a producer once saying that one of the hardest things to do is film a live concert and keep it interesting, it just doesn't work. Well here it does. And it works very well indeed.
Sit back and enjoy, it doesn't get much better.