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on 11 September 2011
I bought this recording at Somerset House on the night of the concert. At that point, the package consisted of three discs, the idea being that you could download the material for the third disc (containing the songs from the finale) yourself the next day and burn it to the third disc.
Great idea - except these download-only tracks weren't very well mastered and contained awkward gaps between songs. Result: the final disc with its stops and starts was a poor souvenir of what had been a great evening. I tried to raise this with Concert Live but they weren't particularly interested or bothered, One can only contact then via an online form on their website and they seem to excel in misunderstanding messages.
They did send me (finally) a replacement third disc, but this was even more disappointing as, although it played through smoothly, it now omitted the first song from the finale, replacing it simply with a fade in to the second song of the finale.
I did try to complain, but got nowhere. Concert Live told me that I was mistaken and that all the songs were there. Even when I pointed out that they had originally had the "missing" song as one of their downloads.
So, who knows what songs are actually on this 2CD version? There's no track-listing and, given my experiences above, it's possible that the concert is not here in its entirety...