SetlistHank / Ring The Bells / Say Something / Leviathan / Nothing But Love / P.S. / Laid / What’s It All About / Come Home / Many Faces / Getting Away With It (All Messed Up) / Sometimes
Supportwith Psychedelic Furs (co-headline) and Dear Boy
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Review: Jeff Miers at Buffalo News
I walked into Canalside on Thursday expecting an enjoyable nostalgia trip co-headlined by a pair of the finest English bands of the 1980s/early ’90s alternative rock era. I left having had what felt an awful lot like a religious experience. That religious experience was delivered by James…
Singer Tim Booth arrived on the boards looking a bit like an ascetic monk/rock star hybrid. He spent the next hour-plus acting as a shaman, taking us all to a church where tough questions were asked, real answers were sought, and, at times, true transcendence was attained.
Just as moving was final encore “Sometimes,” an anthemic piece that is more spiritual paean than pop song. “Sometimes/When I look deep in your eyes/I swear I can see your soul,” Booth sang. And we knew exactly what he meant.
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Through the main set, James go on to do wonderful performances of three more Living In Extraordinary Times songs: Leviathan, What’s It All About and Many Faces. Curiously, the audience age gap issue that was apparent at the start of the night with album opener Hank reappears with each of these three songs. This is particularly the case with the main set closing pro-humanity sing along Many Faces. Many older attendees are quite hesitant to respond to the positive message of the song, whereas younger audience members join in wholeheartedly.
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