Wednesday 16th April 2014, The O2 Arena, London
This Blue World instrumental
The Bones of You
Fly Boy Blue / Lunette – trampoline. End of.
My Sad Captains
Beautiful things happen when Guy thinks about friends and alcolhol. Wonderful songs about lost opportunities, missed trains and absent friends can result. Long may Guy Garvey continue to ponder and look and muse, and long may this band continue to give his words the music to float on.
One Day Like This
All these songs mean something different, I can tell you that exactly but I don’t think that is what it’s about, it’s about what they mean to everyone who hears them on a personal level. It doesn’t really matter what song was written about a girl on a bus who didn’t even realise, it resonates with people because we’ve all tried to act like we haven’t dreamed of what if. We’ve all been suddenly hit with romance like the horn crashes in Starlings and we have all felt what happens when that love goes away.
As this is the last night of the tour this will probably be the last word I say on the album too. It got to number one you know. Isn’t that good? Tour wise, they went with the last three albums and not so much with the first three but the songs they chose fit the theme of the tour (and the Take Off and Landing… album as it happens; friendship, love, past, future, hope and loss and regret. Never too much of one, never too little of the other, balance;
The take off is just as important as the landing, after all.
There will be more from Eden in the summer but for now, I’m knackered. Hello Prestwich, hello bed.
*** If you know who that is, good. If you don’t, that’s fine but you should probably watch more telly.
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