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 Post subject: Sympathy For The Devil (Live 1974)
PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:04 pm 
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Sounding good

J.O'B.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=rVyd3b9pCrM


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 Post subject: Re: Sympathy For The Devil (Live 1974)
PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:12 pm 
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What a storied career !


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 Post subject: Re: Sympathy For The Devil (Live 1974)
PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:42 pm 
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here is one review for the concert:
http://www.moredarkthanshark.org/eno_int_rs-apr75.html

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Kevin
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 Post subject: Re: Sympathy For The Devil (Live 1974)
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:24 am 
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roxymusicsongs wrote:
here is one review for the concert:
http://www.moredarkthanshark.org/eno_int_rs-apr75.html

Cheers
Kevin
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Cher Kevin,
Un tres grand merci for posting this.
A salient reminder of how great all this was.
Of course, not everybody got it. I remember the toilets being full of n’er-do-wells hissing that he was a traitor to ‘Roxy’ and questioning ‘Why does he want to play this stuff ?’ or even worse ‘I didn’t realise he’d have an orchestra - I wanted to hear the group’.
Happily the intelligentsia rose above it all and it marked the end of tribalism in rock and the start of a sparkling solo career. We are really so lucky to have him.
Ironically, like the author, I remember ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ as a bit of a mess and definitely not the high point of the evening. That said, the download trailering the new live album sounds superb so maybe I’m misremembering or, the rest of the evening just eclipsed it. Certainly the ballads came of best with his take on ‘Tracks Of My Tears’ being a performance that haunts me to this day. Scintillating !
Salutations,
W2


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 Post subject: Re: Sympathy For The Devil (Live 1974)
PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:37 pm 
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This sounds fabulous , with Ferry’s vocal at its peak of being Grand Guignol Ferryesque - shades of the Country Life style coming in there - and also of the sound of Viva! RoxyMusic
Add Thompson, Manzanera , Jobson , an orchestra and backing singers , and there it is .. I’m thrilled to bits. These albums were the backbone of my adolescence and I’m more than happy to have them brought to life so many years later.


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 Post subject: Re: Sympathy For The Devil (Live 1974)
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Thanks Windswept; agreed, the live version of 'Sympathy' to my ears does sound messy, but it's a bit of a glorious mess - better version actually than the one recorded on 'Foolish Things'.

I see Apple (at least) has uploaded 'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes' from the live set - hard to better that studio track, seeing it is one of Ferry's unquestionable high-mark ready-mades, but lovely nonetheless.


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 Post subject: Re: Sympathy For The Devil (Live 1974)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:47 am 
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avalon_eyes wrote:
This sounds fabulous , with Ferry’s vocal at its peak of being Grand Guignol Ferryesque ........


Mes Amis,
C’est vrai - great words from the ever tasteful avalon_eyes.
Our hero’s voice sounds truly superb !
Salutations,
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 Post subject: Re: Sympathy For The Devil (Live 1974)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:30 am 
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Thank you Windswept , and although I said “Ferryesque” , it’s not if it’s yer actual Bryan Ferry.


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 Post subject: Re: Sympathy For The Devil (Live 1974)
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This sounds really superb. Looking forward to the album.
What a contrast with this surplus sadness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juuMoLVdaBQ
A legend playing in a party tent somewhere at a desolate Balkanian ski resort.


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 Post subject: Re: Sympathy For The Devil (Live 1974)
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Sentimental Fool wrote:
This sounds really superb. Looking forward to the album.
What a contrast with this surplus sadness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juuMoLVdaBQ
A legend playing in a party tent somewhere at a desolate Balkanian ski resort.


A contrast indeed. This makes one think. It looks like the audience does too. At least they seem to recognize the songs.


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