MOSCOU MARCH 26th - b1

Gig reviews, set lists, thoughts, comments and observations on the 2008/2009 Sisters tour, including the Autumn/Winter 2008 U.S. and European 2009 legs.
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thanks! :notworthy:
Scardwel wrote: This was the loudest I've heard the Sisters on this tour by a long way. In fact it as the loudest Sisters gig for a long time. I'm not talking Motorhead loudness but it was certainly back to 97-01 levels. :)
sounds optimistic ;D
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Cheers for finding time for the Russian reviews Simon :notworthy: I'll just have to keep telling myself it can't have been as exciting as my meeting at work today :evil:
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Scardwel wrote:Cigarette lighters were held aloft during 'Something Fast' - this happened in St Petersburg too. I didn't know people still did this (how 80s) :urff:
This was the loudest I've heard the Sisters on this tour by a long way. In fact it as the loudest Sisters gig for a long time. I'm not talking Motorhead loudness but it was certainly back to 97-01 levels. :)
pity that we haven't met
i was going, but forgot to leave my number here)
well, holding lighters during a ballad is one of traditional entertainments in Evil Empire
it means: "We have a gas; do you?" :von:
as for me, the previous Moscow gig seemed louder than this one - probably because of a different mix, with loud drums then
and i liked current more: better sound (or mix), better setlist, more 'drive'
regarding sound, it sucked both times, because the hall's walls are just a hard surface with no puffy isolation put, so there is a zillion of extra reflections
and the last: i've taped it
literally :lol:
it happened so that i couldn't take the digital recorder, so i've found the old tape one
tested it at home, everything worked, but in the club REC button couldn't get 'drowned' until FFW, REW and REC were pushed simultaneously (one girl helped me)
actually i didn't get it first how to fix it, so few song begginings were cut when i've changed sides
i've missed: Afterhours (intro), Crash and Burn, Ribbons
i need few days for ripping the cassettes properly and mastering them

by the way, is Eldo about 180 cm high?
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ormfdmrush wrote: by the way, is Eldo about 180 cm high?
nooooo :eek: he's rather rod steward-kylie minogue type ;D
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lachert wrote:
ormfdmrush wrote: by the way, is Eldo about 180 cm high?
nooooo :eek: he's rather rod steward-kylie minogue type ;D
could you or someone, please, tell the approximate number?

damn, the bootleg sounds too oldschool
pink noise, white noise :lol:
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ormfdmrush wrote:by the way, is Eldo about 180 cm high?
Well, he's made that claim in the past. but I haven't had the opportunity to, uh, test that out...damn. :innocent: :oops: :lol:
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ehh, just look on stage, chris and ben aren't guliwers too, and andrew fit to them perfectly ;D
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lachert wrote:ehh, just look on stage, chris and ben aren't guliwers too, and andrew fit to them perfectly ;D
I have been near enough to Chris (on the same floor, that is, not with him on a stage) to determine that he's rather taller than I am (at 5'6"), and Von's rather shorter than Chris, sooooo...

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(Couldn't locate anything similar with Ben, but...)

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Draw your own conclusions. :wink: As for me, I'm calling it a good fit... :lol:
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http://www.celebheights.com/s/Andrew-Eldritch-278.html
Andrew Eldritch's height is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
UK Singer from The Sisters of Mercy. In a 1992 interview he said, "I'm obviously shorter than [fans] think I am. I'm five foot nine"

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http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0969074/

why am i asking?
we've been waiting for the band near the staff entrance late after the gig
Ben and Chris came in a hurry, signing this and that (Ben also spent some time inside with fans)
the van was few metres in front of the door
later Eldritch came, acted nervous: tried to run or get somewhere, like a caught hare, some girls cried "pleasepleaseplease" ('sign it'), and he finally stepped back into the door
later more technicians came, walked here and there and the van drived away
about 10 people stayed waiting for Eldo, reducing to 4 and at 0:45 we went away with no result
i think one of those 'technicians' was him with no glasses, of the same height as me or a bit higher - i am 175
he walked around the van smiling... and his naked face! OMFG he looked at me! :lol:
i see no other way for him to get inside except total annihilation
actually i thought this way from the very start, but other people confused me, so i stayed
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no, i don't belive that. von must be around 1.60cm, not higher, that's all.
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Good show, a big difference from 2006 though.. Andrew, thanks a million for good night, please come back to Moscow in May to celebrate your birthday and to take part in Eurovision song contest! I am sure you could win a golden medal to UK!! (Well, Amy Winehouse also could win, I suppose, if she dared to take part) ;D
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lachert wrote:no, i don't belive that. von must be around 1.60cm, not higher, that's all.

1,69.. :innocent:
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ormfdmrush wrote:Andrew Eldritch's height is 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Certainly not as that is exactly my height and he is smaller (he walked just past me in Brussels). I would estimate around 168 cm - 170 cm.

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Ozpat wrote:I would estimate around 168 cm - 170 cm.
I think you have the right of it...
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numan wrote:Street poster near my home..

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What a great photo :notworthy:
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Hey. Phil is here. I'm looking through this forum from time to time. It's great and respect to you all.

Yesterday's Moscow gig was a source of a lot of positive emotions for me:
Lights was great
Smoke was great
Sound was really good if to compare it with other videos from the recent tour which I saw at youtube, here etc...
There were some funny moments at the gig such as flying cap or a kind of t-shirt to the scene and Eldritch's reaction after that...

To conclude this brief review I'd like to share the following links with fragments of yesterday's show. I did the record via Nokia N95 8 gb. I understand that it's not good and my hands were sometimes trembling - but maybe you''d be interested anyway. I've recorded about 80% of the show. Enjoy!

http://www.filefactory.com/file/af7418c ... part01_rar
http://www.filefactory.com/file/af742a2 ... part02_rar
http://www.filefactory.com/file/af742hg ... part03_rar
http://www.filefactory.com/file/af7421e ... part04_rar
http://www.filefactory.com/file/af74225 ... part05_rar
http://www.filefactory.com/file/af7425b ... part06_rar
http://www.filefactory.com/file/af74267 ... part07_rar
http://www.filefactory.com/file/af7429b ... part08_rar
http://www.filefactory.com/file/af743a5 ... part09_rar
http://www.filefactory.com/file/af743ch ... part10_rar
http://www.filefactory.com/file/af743ec ... part11_rar
http://www.filefactory.com/file/af743ge ... part12_rar
http://www.filefactory.com/file/af743g4 ... part13_rar

Size: about 900mb
3% recovery record for the rar archieve

p.s If I had to put this to sharing section - then sorry. I think the quality of this material is not so well and I'm not sure that it is suppose to be there:)
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thank you ATOD :notworthy:
download started ;D
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we'll gather tons of vids and make a proper bootleg
there were a lot of photocams and smartphones filming
so hooray and fook "NO FILMING in big letters" policy
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7anthea7 wrote:
Ozpat wrote:I would estimate around 168 cm - 170 cm.
I think you have the right of it...
Many illusions can be created with the aid of cuban heels and a cowboy hat. :wink:
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Erudite wrote:
7anthea7 wrote:
Ozpat wrote:I would estimate around 168 cm - 170 cm.
I think you have the right of it...
Many illusions can be created with the aid of cuban heels and a cowboy hat. :wink:
Mine you mean!? :wink:

Nope...none of these options.
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I was referring to AE being 5' 9" or taller.
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Alice from test rip
(1) raw and (2) noise reduction + some mastering
http://rapidshare.com/files/214188092/A ... 9_test.rar
don't take it serious, i have to rip the tape with a GOOD deck, at least
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Erudite wrote:I was referring to AE being 5' 9" or taller.
He's nowhere near 5'9" - I know this because he walked right past me, less than 6 inches from where I stood, on a frigid March night in Boston back in 1991... :von:
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well, holding lighters during a ballad is one of traditional entertainments in Evil Empire
it means: "We have a gas; do you?" Our fearless leader!
:lol: :lol: :notworthy:

@ATOD:

Thanks in advance - looking forward to check out your recordings :notworthy:
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I hope there will be no problems with downloads:)
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