Notice Richard B.'s great instrumental song coming out the speakers, just before the band gets on - get his CD! Looked like sold out to me.
People sitting everywhere, some went up front after Sultans, just filling up the front. Didn't bother me.
1. Why Aye Man - got the spirits up high...
2. Walk Of Life - bit muddy sound
3. What It Is - perhaps a bit slower than the record, but fine, gave time for all those words. Nice guitar play.
4. Sailing To Philadelphia - a great mood this song creates. Everybody listening you could sense.
5. Romeo & Juliet - very well, strong unsentimental delivered which is really an acomplishment - but MK can do that song - like it's meant to be - despite what he claims!
6. Sultans Of Swing - he just held us up there..... no lights, people clapping crescendingly 3 times after R&J - and then he set the Strat on fire. It was not extremely fast, just the right groovy tempo, time for the fills, time to hear the tale 'bout the trumpet playing band. Well delivered solo. Mark did not put a finger wrong in any song this evening. Neither did I hear anyone else do. Now the kids from behind the arena went up front and it seemed just allright. Nobody went crazy, just wanted to look closely.
7. Done With Bonaparte - introducing the band as I recall, a more quiet part of the show began.
8. Donegan's Gone
10. Song For Sonny Liston - OK songs, a bit quiet perhaps, but hey, the crowd were between 20 and 60 years of age, so - something for all.
11. Boom, Like That - I like that song, has a nice drive. Richard did the breaks on a Telecaster - they just sat there!
12. Speedway At Nazareth - great backingvoices - and there had been some reharsals on melodic singing here I sense. Very hillbilly-sounding - in the positive way :-) Powerful outtro, a bit loud perhaps - MK's soloing didn't stand out clearly as on the record, but I like the everchanging chordstructure of it anyway. Hard to keep up with if you play a guitar yourself...
13. Telegraph Road - first time I hear this live (have only previously been to Dire Straits concert "on the night" years ago now), and it was just great, true to the record, and Alchemy, but so powerful, when you hear it at a concert.
14. Brothers In Arms - people just listened, and it was great during the silent parts, nice with the accordion.
15. Money For Nothing - good guitarsound, probably found that wah-position where the guitar (Les Paul) gives the right dirty fuzzy sound.
16. So Far Away - a very popular encore
17. Mist covered mountains/Wild Theme. Thank you for letting us be "going home" with this one. Just beatiful - acutally - especially - Mist covered mountains - again the accordion. And a beatiful starry backstage curtain to set a special mood. This concert was much appreciated by everybody here in Copenhagen.
Thanks Mark - and you guys in the band - well played!
Did I miss anything - more wants more - and I'd love to have heard songs like Back to Tupelo, Shangri-la, and Everybody Pays - all with great guitar sound on the latest album. But hey - I might just put it on... RN.