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漫長的演唱會

Francis Fung
Francis Fung
Contributing Writer 特約撰稿人
aka “Nostalgia"

發表於 2017年09月25日 14:32
文章內容為筆者觀點,不一定代表音樂一週立場
漫長的演唱會

唱片銷量不濟,很多樂手都以演唱會作主要收入來源,所以門票票價愈來愈貴。
 
要樂迷每個tour 都要買票入場,當然要有些吸引力才能令我們付錢。The Cure 深明這個道理,所以近年他們的演唱會都以多歌和長時間令fans 入場。
 
Robert Smith 和他的The Cure 在2007 年7 月30 日都來了香港開了一場show, 唱了33 首歌,近乎3 小時的演出。令所有人興奮之餘,更感到物超所值。
 
要記住的是The Cure 的演唱會是沒有中場休息的,是一次過演奏3 小時,對樂手的體力是很大的考驗。不像Pink Floyd 的live 是分上下半場。
 
現在的Bootleg 都是download 的,就是有銀碟,9 成都是download 再印碟,所以不如自己來。我的習慣是download 之後會燒落CD-R,此後還保留電腦檔作備份。
以下是The Cure 五場最長的演唱會的audience recording 。Complete show,很靚聲很清晰。
Mexico City 21 April 2013
有記錄以來The Cure 最長的演唱會,全長4小時多,玩了51 首歌,其中25 首是encore。為什麼Mexico City 這場show 會玩這麼長,原因是當天是Robert Smith 的生日。
 
而當演唱會舉行之前,Mexico City 發生了強烈地震,那時曾考慮取消演唱會,但最後都順利舉行。
Set list 如下:
Tape/Open,
High,
The End of the World,
Lovesong,
Push,
Inbetween Days,
Just Like Heaven,
From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea,
Prayers For Rain,
Pictures of You,
Lullaby,
Sleep When I'm Dead,
Play For Today,
A Forest,
Bananafishbones,
The Walk,
Mint Car,
Friday I'm In Love,
Doing The Unstuck,
Trust,
Want,
The Hungry Ghost,
Wrong Number,
One Hundred Years,
End

1st encore: The Kiss, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Fight

2nd encore: Plainsong, The Same Deep Water As You, Disintegration

3rd encore: Shake Dog Shake, Cold, A Strange Day, The Hanging Garden, Fascination Street, Charlotte Sometimes, Primary

4th encore: Dressing Up, The Lovecats, The Caterpillar, Close To Me, Hot Hot Hot, Let's Go To Bed, Why Can't I Be You?, Three Imaginary Boys (Robert Solo), Fire in Cairo (Robert Solo), (Robert: "I need my group back please") Boys Don't Cry, 10:15 Saturday Night, Killing An Arab.

Show started at 8:37. Set ended at 10:42. Encores started at 10:47. Show ended at 12:53. 50 songs! 4 hours & 16 Minutes
Royal Albert Hall  29 March 2014
這是籌款演唱會(Teenager Cancer Trust),但The Cure 同樣落力演出,演奏了3 個半小時。玩了44 首歌,其中15 encore。
Set list 如下:

Plainsong
Prayers for Rain
A Strange Day
A Night Like This
Stop Dead
Push
In Between Days
2 Late (Live Debut)
Jupiter Crash (First time since 2004)
The End of the World
Lovesong
Mint Car
Friday I’m in Love
Doing the Unstuck
Trust
Pictures of You
Lullaby
High
Harold and Joe (First time since 1991)
The Caterpillar
The Walk
Sleep When I’m Dead
Just Like Heaven
From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
Want
The Hungry Ghost
Wrong Number
One Hundred Years
Disintegration

Encore 1:
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
Shake Dog Shake
Fascination Street
Bananafishbones
Play for Today
A Forest

Encore 2:
Catch
The Lovecats
Hot Hot Hot!!!
Let’s Go to Bed
Freakshow (First time since 2008)
Close to Me
Why Can’t I Be You?

Encore 3:
Boys Don’t Cry
10:15 Saturday Night
Killing an Arab
Eventim Apollo  21, 22, 23 December 2014
Eventim Apollo 即是以前的Hammersmith Apollo。  連續三晩舉行的演唱會的重點宣傳是要重現80 年代The Cure 在同一地點的演唱會的原本風采。所以開場樂隊都是找來當年的And Also The Trees.  Oh My God !
 
And Also The Trees 都是以舊歌為主,A Room Live In Lucy,Slow Pulse Boy 等,非常難得。
 
And Also The Trees 的一set 玩了6 首歌,大概半小時。  The Cure 一set 玩了40 首歌曲,其中encore 是15 首。
Set list 如下:

Shake Dog Shake
Kyoto Song (First time since 2008)
A Night Like This
alt.end
Wailing Wall (First time since 1984)
Bananafishbones
The Caterpillar
The Walk
A Man Inside My Mouth (Live debut)
Close to Me
Lullaby
High
Birdmad Girl
Just Like Heaven
Pictures of You
Before Three
Lovesong
Like Cockatoos (First time since 2004)
From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
Want
The Hungry Ghost
One Hundred Years
Give Me It

Encore:
The Empty World (First time since 1984)
Charlotte Sometimes
Primary
The Top
 
Encore 2:
Dressing Up
Piggy in the Mirror (First time since 1997)
Never Enough
Wrong Number

Encore 3:
Three Imaginary Boys
M
Play for Today
A Forest

Encore 4:
The Lovecats
Let's Go to Bed
Why Can't I Be You?
Boys Don't Cry
Hey You! (First time since 2004)