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Show #42 : 07/05/2005, Warsaw @ Torwar  

Venue: Torwar  [ Website ]

Capacity: 2500

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(The titles in blue show the differences with the previous setlist)

01. Why Aye Man
02. Walk Of Life
03. What It Is
04. Sailing to Philadelphia
05. Romeo and Juliet
06. Sultans Of Swing
07. Done With Bonaparte
08. Song for Sonny Liston
09. Donegan's Gone
10. Rudiger
11. Boom, Like That
12. Speedway at Nazareth
13. Telegraph Road

14. Brothers In Arms
15. Money For Nothing

Encores 2
16. So Far Away

Encores 3
17. Our Shangri-La


Mark Knopfler (Guitars / Vocals)
Guy Fletcher (Keyboards / Guitars / Vocals)   [ Guy's diary ]
Danny Cummings (Drums)
Glenn Worf (Bass)
Matt Rollings (Piano / Organ / Accordion)
Richard Bennett (Guitars)   [ Richard's diary ]

Who was there ? 8

Marek Truszel  
It's the second time I'm going to MK concert. I can't wait until tomorrow ;)
byłem na jego koncercie w 2001 w Sali kongresowej i teraz też będę na Torwarze. szykuje się gorący wieczór... :-)
Well, I
Damy ognia!!!

Reviews 3

le 08/05/2005
It was just a fantastic night in Warsaw I would never forget. The atmosphere was amazing but the crowd could have been a little better. The age of listeners varied, but you could find mostly people at the middle age. A few teenagers and old couples as well. There were some funny moments during the breaks when some of the audience screamed different things to Mark, even love confessions! 1. Why Aye Man - just great. Fantastic opener, beautifully played. It went suddenly and unexpectedly during the warmup music. 2. Walk of Life - fantastic. I didn't think it was so slow that it didn't have any groove. It was rocking. The croud went crazy, I was singing the organ riff. Mark played some solo at the middle part which was really amazing. 3. What It Is - another brilliant version. Very interesting guitarplaying in the silent part. linked with 4. Sailing to Philadelphia - superb ballad with beautiful solo at the end. The crowd was singing along, Mark sung with emotions. 5. Romeo and Juliet - another lovely ballad, with great intro by Matt and Guy and outro on electric guitar by Mark. This was really beautiful! 6. Sultans of Swing - one of the best versions I've ever heard. No words to describe how the audience was acting during this one. The riffs and solos were outstanding! Mark sang it very well. Then short and funny band introduction and 7. Done with Bonaparte - fine and groovy song with nice accordion part. The audience liked it very much. 8. Song for Sonny Liston - cool version with nice improvisations in the main riff. Mark sat on the stool, had the tea (as usual) and then started with this song. The atmosphere on this one was thick and heavy, I think. 9. Donegan's Gone - fine, folksy song. I don't really like it, but this version was very good, very similar to the album version. There is a funny thing about this song because when Mark took his guitar and a slide, someone screamed "Water of Love!". 10. Ruediger - hmmm, I don't really remember this one. My expectations were a bit higher, as the older versions were better, in my opinion. But still nice work. 11. Boom Like That - now that was rocking! The audience went crazy again and we were delivered a piece of a nice rock'n'roll music. This song reminds me the best years of Knopfler's activity. And it was loud! The guitar solos were fantastic! 12. Speedway at Nazareth - nice, rocking and very, very loud, especially in the end! The light show was amazing! 13. Telegraph Road - superb version, long and played with emotions and heart. The final solo was very long and outstanding! 14. Brothers in Arms - I was a little bit confused. I'm not very keen on the latest live versions because of the different feeling. Another bad thing was the lack of the intro. But the audience was gorgeous on this one. The lighters were lighting all the time. 15. Money for Nothing - cool version despite of the only one guitar. Nice solos and improvisations by Mark. The only bad thing about this song is its length. It should be a little longer. Nice keyboards by Guy, just like the album version. This is a DS/Knopfler must like SOS, so the crowd was starving to hear this. And it was moving! 16. So Far Away - brilliant version. I like this song very much and it was as I expected. The crowd was standing, waving, singing, even dancing. Mark changed lyrics "Here I am again in the Warsaw town" which was very nice. Very good atmosphere and amazing solo in the end. 17. Our Shangri-La - I felt like in heaven when I heard this song. I really wanted to hear that live and there it was! Absolutely the best song of a whole night. Wonderfully played and sung. The piano parts were fantastic. And of course long Mark's solo. This version lasted for over 8 minutes! To sum up, just wonderful concert. Mark's in a good shape and hope he'll be for a long time.
Marek Truszel  
le 08/05/2005
YES! I was going to Warsaw (700 km both ways) with one wish - to hear Our Shangri-La and - you know that already - it was fulfilled! I've had 4 hours of driving to think about both gigs in Poland. I enjoyed much more yesterday's concert in Spodek, maybe because of presence of my friends (in Warsaw I was alone) - greater number of people made a better atmosphere I think. About songs: Why Aye Man - this may stay as opener for about 10 years or so - it is very good for beginning of the shows, fast and powerful; Walk Of Life - people love this melody and it will stay in setlist forever and I'm not sad about that, as many of you noticed I think it should be played a little bit faster - Matt's harmony is great!; What it is - I like this version much more than that played 4 years ago - much more powerful in guitar playing and singing; Sailing To Philadelphia - groovy song for live performances, I like when audience is singing with MK; Romeo And Juliet - the best song when you are with your girl-(or boy-)friend or you want someone to become your girl-friend :), an obligatory one for me! nice intro with piano and keyboards; Sultans Of Swing - this is the moment when crowd always go crazy, I think Mark loves to play this song and that is why it still rocks; Done With Bonaparte - very good cooler after Sultans; Song For Sonny Liston - it is rocking one like Pyroman during STP Tour; Donegan's Gone - playing with guitar and vocal by MK - catchy tunes; Rudiger - beautiful song, Mark puts his heart into it - you can see it on his face during playing; Boom, Like That - back to rock'n'roll, maybe awaking for sb; Speedway At Nazareth and Telegraph Road - two stories at the end of main part - good choice and of course people want more! Brothers In Arms - song which almost every year is a number one in Top of All Time in Poland, a must be for me, again nice to hear harmony instead of flute; So Far Away - great farewell song, we have "heard" it again: so far away Warsaw town... The Mist Covered Mountains / Wild Theme (Katowice) - so simple and so lovely; Our Shangri-La (Warsaw) - all I can say now - I was in seven heaven when they started to play first tunes, this is my favourite song from last record and I usually end each day with listening to it... That's all folks from me, see ya next time! Marek There are pics available of last three gigs made by Pablosan:
le 08/05/2005
Songs in Warsaw: Why Aye Man Walk of life What it is Sailing to Philadelphia Romeo and Juliet Sultans of Swing Done with Bonaparte Song for Sonny liston Donegan's gone Rudiger Boom like that Speedway at nazareth Telegraph road Brothers in arms Money for nothing So far away OUR SHANGRI-LA!!!! Fantastic concert!