19 November 2017
Church Audio CA-14 cardioids > CA-9200 > Edirol R-09HR (@24/96) > Cool Edit Pro 2 > CDWave > TLH
Recorded 30' back in line with house right stack
Recording, transfer & artwork by boombox
1. All This Could Be Yours
3. If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You
5. In The Land Of Grey And Pink
6. Golf Girl
7. Trust Me, I Am A Doctor
8. The Love In Your Eye
9. For Richard
10. Love To Love You
11. Farewell My Old Friend
2. Fingers In The Till
3. Dead Man Walking
4. I'll Be There For You
5. Band Introductions
6. Nine Feet Underground
7. Encore Break
8. I'm On My Way
boombox's notes november 2017:
A packed house of mainly first generation fans pretty much packed out the venue. Speaking to Pye's wife on the merchandise stand, which was pretty empty as almost everything had been bought during the tour, it seems the band had sold out most venues, which bodes well commercially for the band next year when they celebrate their 50th anniversary. However, it seems that drunken louts abound, even amongst Caravan fans - one idiot did nothing but shout for 'Nightmare' till they played it, before turning around to everyone to say "it's a classic, this" and then carried on gabbling. Unfortunately he was quite near me, as were a couple to my right who did nothing but shout to each other all night. Mercifully, close proximity to the stacks means they don't encroach as much on the recording as they did to our ears, though I did reduce the volume on a couple of "Noightmaaaares", which were too distracting. We had an almost two hour set, heavy on new album, 'Paradise Filter', but with nigh on all the favourites we wanted to hear and a nice surprise in a full 'The Love In Your Eye', which has only been played in a truncated form of late. What was also apparent during, and also after the gig when they came out to chat and sign, was that they are still really enjoying what they do and they pull out all the stops to deliver a great show: for a band with four members in or about to enter their seventh decade, the energy was immense and would put most bands of any age to shame. It was also hard to keep your eyes off Mark for too long all night - he is a perfect fit for the band and has clearly landed his dream gig taking over from the late Richard Coughlan.
Despite aforementioned inconsiderate fools, the recording is still pretty good and sounds great cranked up. Fades added at beginning and end and a couple of audience bellows reduced in volume and that's it; you may wish to EQ to taste, depending on your system. As always the 24bit files are available for any remaster project.
Enjoy, then go out and support the band by buying the merchandise and seeing them live.
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