The World at
Weybridge UK
11th July 2009

This is a pretty good audience recording considering the conditions - open air, wet and windy - recorded from one of the front blocks.

Unusually perhaps for an open air show, there is relatively little crowd noise with one notable exception. There was a bit of an "incident" at the start of the second set after a crowd of people went to stand in the space between the front row and the stage. You can hear security doing their best to clear the area - and the people seated in the front blocks get pretty upset as their enjoyment (and view) of the show is (temporarily) interrupted. However everything settles down after Tower of Song.

Otherwise there is a little talking at the beginning of the show as people take their seats and some intermittent noise from the rustle of waterproofs, none of which is intrusive. Unsurprisingly, the crowd noise increases during the encores but this merely reflects the atmosphere of the show and the triumph of the audience's enjoyment over the terrible conditions. The crowd sing along with enthusiasm and the louder noises are mainly between songs. You can hear the rain during the quieter bits.

Sony ECM > Sony HIMD SP > Sonic Stage > WAV > audio cleaning lab, edits, fades, slight eq > TLH flac 8

01 Dance Me to the End of Love
02 The Future
03 Ain't No Cure for Love
04 Bird on the Wire
05 Everybody Knows
06 In My Secret Life
07 Who By Fire
08 Heart With No Companion
09 Democracy
10 Anthem

11 Tower of Song
12 Suzanne
13 Sisters of Mercy
14 The Partisan
15 Boogie Street
16 Hallelujah
17 I'm Your Man
18 Take This Waltz

19 So Long Marianne
20 First We Take Manhattan
21 Famous Blue Raincoat
22 If It Be Your Will
23 Closing Time
24 I Tried to Leave You
25 Whither Thou Goest

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