Notice: Undefined index: iduser in /flex/storage/local-hero.org/site/www/php/ontour2/voirinfoconcert.php on line 72
(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. Boom, Like That
11. Speedway at Nazareth
12. Telegraph Road
13. Brothers In Arms
14. Money For Nothing
15. So Far Away
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 ? 12
Mi raccomando se potete registrate lo show!! Buon concerto a tutti
Ciao a tutti i fan italiani spero che il concerto di Milano faccia riportare tra le mie braccia la ragazza che amo grazie Mark.
Hello to everyone......see you in Milan!!!
WE SEE how tired he is... to play the same songs... for too many years... or not? we see.... probably... the best.... MK xever...
Rendez-vous a tout le monde pour notre sultan Mark!!!!
I'm ready for the show!!!!! Unfortunately for this year we haven't a show at the Verona's Arena. I had remained the wish to see a show in the splendid architecture of the Arena for the times of "The Ragpicker's Dream".
I’d like to listen to these songs this night: 1. Why Aye Man 2. Walk Of Life 3. What It Is 4. Sailing To Philadelphia 5. Romeo & Juliet 6. Sultans Of Swing 7. Done With Bonaparte 8. Back To Tupelo 9. Rüdiger 10. Song For Sonny Liston 11. Boom, Like That 12. Speedway At Nazareth 13. Telegraph Road Encores 14. Brothers In Arms 15. Money For Nothing 16. So Far Away 17. Our Shangri-La Thank you Massimo
I can't see for the concert
....la dolce vita......bye, marco
ciao a tutti! è stato il mio quinto concerto di MK,dopo Milano 1992 (Dire Straits), Antibes 1996, Brescia e Lucca 2001. Un Mark in gran forma, ma un po' povero nella set list. mi piaceva molto la set list del Golden Heart tour, qunando alternava hits degli Straits alla sua prima produzione solista e dove, soprattutto, alternavale canzoni nei concerti. Per lo Shangri-la Tour 2005 conferma MK e la sua band in uno stato di grazia per quanto riguarda la musica ed il canto. I sei musicisti sul palco sono quanto di meglio si possa trovare sulla piazza e sono organizzati in modo da esaltare il talento di Mark! Grazie a tutti: a Richard, perfetto negli accompagnamenti e negli assoli di Boom, like that e Romeo and Juliet; a Guy, grande all'hammond in Brothers in arms, a Danny, superbo in speedway at Nazareth ed in Money for Nothing; a Matt, eccezionale accordion in Walk of life e Brothers in arms e al piano in Telegraph road e Romeo and Juliet; a Glenn, ottimo contrabbasso in Song for Sonny Liston, grande basso in Sultans, in Speedway, in Money ed in tutto il concerto. Ma Grazie a Mark, partito calmo con Why aye man, poi capce di scaldare il pubblico con una countrieggiante e giustamente lenta Walk of life, di ammaliarlo con la dolcezza di What it is e di Sailing to Philadelphia, prima di cuocere tutti i fans con Romeo and Juliet e, soprattutto, Sultans, "very magic per sound" (finalmente dopo anni con la stratocaster rossa) e per continuità di ritmo. In assoluto la Sultans migliore che ho sentito dal vivo! Poi la presentazione della band e la parte riflessiva del concerto, con una celtica Done with Bonaparte e la prestazione delle canzoni di Shangri la: ottima ed intrigante Son for Sonny Liston, suonata a tre (MK, Glenn e Danny), poi giocosa ed allegra Donegan's Gone, con un bel finale di Mark e Richard ed infine un invito al Rock and roll (rivolto a tutti dallo stesso Mark) per Boom, like that, in splendida versione live, migliore ancora rispetto al disco. Grazie a Mark per Speedway e per Telegraph: da sole valgono il prezzo del biglietto! Soprattutto Speedway è trascinante, quasi sussurrata al canto (ma con grandi cori) ma con un finale irresistibile in crescendo e trascinante con tutti i muscicisti sugli scudi, che paiono quasi andar da soli, ma che invece contribuiscono ad una atmosfera elettrizzante! Telegraph road incarna invece la vera anima dei Dire Straits, è quasi un'opera di musica classica, tante sono le variazioni al ritmo ed agli strumenti, con un perfetto Matt Rollings nei panni del vecchio Alan Clark e mark che scandisce i ritmi ed il canto per chiudere la session con la sua Pensa sugli scudi! I bis tratti da Brothers in arms ci ricordano i tempi passati, ma sono suonati da un Mark nuovo, senza isterismi, senza il peso del successo, senza l'ansia di dover dimostrare di essere un grande; MFN in particolare si distingue per la semplicità e la forza, So far away per la gioia di salutare un pubblico che giustamente lo ama! Grazie Mark, forse sei un po' stanco (e la set list ripetitiva dei concerti italiani lo dimostra), ma noi siamo tuoi fans e perciò sentirti è sempre una gioia! Thank You e Arrivederci! Enrico Racconigi - Cuneo "Rockruby"
Nice Gig , very good sound, but toooooooo much short... Anyway they were fantastic once again !
It was my 5th attendance to a DS/MK concert for his return in Milan after the OES shows here in September 1992. The first note is a negative one: I bought the most expensive numbered seats very early (it was mid November 2004) and found myself hurled on the opposite side of the venue. My father-in-law brought professional military binoculars and even with them I could barely distinguish Mark’s face. I think there is nothing to add but that Italian organization lost the umpteenth occasion to make things in a decent way. Let’s get to the show, which started with extreme punctuality (class is evident also in the details). Here is the set list and my personal comments on the songs: 1. Why aye man: in my opinion Calling Elvis was an uproarious opener, so I was very sad when discovered it was removed for this tour. Nevertheless I must say WAM made up for it, the song live had that sort of imposing structure that each opener shall have to cast the audience into the show, included a gradual growing intro which explodes at the first refrain. Great start. 2. Walk of life: I read many reviews from fans saying that the song was too slow, it lost the groove, the guys were tired of playing it, and things. I’m not particularly fond of WOL but I found it really rocking, full of energy and fast enough. I don’t know whether Mark is tired of playing it or not, I just suggest him to go on with it as long as it will be played in such a great way. 3. What it is: Live is a bit slower than on the record, this allowed the strato riff to be much more appreciated. Slower, but really rocking and very well articulated. 4. Sailing to Philadelphia: I was very happy to hear it since I missed it twice during the STP tour in 2001. It also was slower than on the record and this made it even deeper, more passionate and more oneiric. The bass background was giving the creeps and the light effects was perfectly following the different parts of the song. 5. Romeo and Juliet: a fresh but appropriate piano intro prepared Mark’s first tunes with the National Steel. The song is still moving the audience but in my opinion it is slightly below the standards set during the OES tour (and even at the Sheperd Bush concerts in 2002), when Chris White’s sax solo raised it up to its top level. Mark’s electric outro is always of great effect. 6. Sultans of Swing: this DS trademark changed a lot during the years. In my opinion switching it to the Pensa for the OES tour was a mistake, because its inimitable pace needs the Strato, it’s a perfect marriage. The new Fender MK gave it back to its original brightness, and who cares if the slow part of the outro has been removed: the final solo is now more exciting than ever, it made the crowd roar and confirmed us that Mark is still the best guitarist on earth. 7. Done with Bonaparte: Mark introduced the band before the song, highlighting Guy’s well known polyhedral talents, showing everybody the big instrument that Glenn brought to Italy, reminding Matt’s and Danny’s past experiences with DS/MK and finally living Richard starting the song (“for the others… good luck!”). I might be wrong but it was one tune up respect to the album version. Anyway, a very good execution of this particular creature of Mark’s. 8. Song for Sonny Liston: maybe this was the only song which disappointed me a bit: many fans found it really rocking and better than the album. I do not dislike the album version but found the three-piece execution of yesterday a bit bare, maybe a guitar with a dryer sound than the Les Paul (like a Telecaster) would have been more proper to give the song a thicker structure, I don’t know. 9. Donegan’s Gone: an amusing tea base toast between Mark and Richard preceded this, which made me imagine they were playing it sitting around a fire in the wild west. I liked very much the way Mark improvised and developed the song main riff with the slide, very well performed to close the reduced-set part of the show. 10. Boom, like that: Mark reworked it starting the song alone, playing its unmistakable riff and singing the first verse, than the band joined him sending the song at full rate. The version was very thick but I found the sound of Mark’s guitar a bit too high in the second part of the song at some tunes, maybe it was a resonating effect and was a bit troublesome, slightly spoiling a live version altogether up to it. 11. Speedway to Nazareth: this is already a classic of live shows. Its inexorable final crescendo is stunning, excellently assembled as only Mark and his band can make it. Richard was stately in unleashing the great final and I did not find it too loud, proving it the fact that all people attending the show with me, even my parents, who did not know the song, appreciated it a lot. Do not change a thing of it! 12. Telegraph Road: to me it was the highlight of the show. We have heard it in the eighties, when it was fast and rocking but a bit dry, then during the OES tour, when the pedal steel was not up to it since it had not a sound hard enough to interpret it. After 20 years Mark has finally brought one of his best artworks to perfection: Solid, deep, dramatic, monumental, each single tune perfectly scanned and put in the right place; Mark’s got back to his Pensa just for this song and it was definitely worthy. It is now an authentic tribute to Mark’s genius and only a great band like his guys can take it to a level of an orchestral opera; no other musician in the world will ever write anything barely similar to this. --- First break --- 13. Brothers in Arms: my favorite version was the one in On the Night, this was maybe a little too slow, loosing some pace, even if the Gibson scanned the tunes with proper intensity and Matt’s accordion wonderfully replaced the Flute. Anyway, always a great hit. 14. Money For Nothing: Mark went back to the eighties performing it with a single guitar, his Gibson. This somehow gave back the song his original aggressiveness and was as usual one of the most appreciated by the whole audience (myself included). 15. So far away: this song was in my opinion undeservedly forgotten in the loft for years. Nowadays Mark has recovered it and gave it back to the role it deserves. It was played in a magnificent way, Glenn’s Bass background, Guy’s keyboards famous riff, and Mark’s eternal tunes dragged the crowd enthusiasm. Please never take it away from the set lists! Concerning the set list, maybe it was the negative point of the evening. I do not worry a lot about the songs I would have liked to hear (like the trawlerman or Tupelo), but fifteen songs were below the standard of this tour: Rudiger was missing in the middle and the end was a great disappointment for all the people, believing to be about listening a final song (Local Hero or Shangri-La) and instead sadly watching the lights turning on after a while. I’ll be in Rome next Monday and hope to hear one or two songs more. From a technical standpoint, the sound mixing was as always very painstaking and even Mark’s voice was clear and well balanced. All in all, it was the usual uproarious exhibition of great songs, great individual technique and superb orchestration. They are always the best.