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Old 01-26-04, 11:08 PM
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Starsailor - live: Wow!

Just saw them perform live last Saturday night and was very impressed. Even though I have seen before at the 9:30 club after the release of their first album and at V2002 music festival in England- they certainly can play their songs with intensity and flair. While the new album isn't a daring step forward, it can be best summarized as "Love is Here Part II", I for one really like their second album: "Silence is Easy".

The standout track off the album and in concert was "Four To The Floor"

The closing song (before the encores) was a fantastic over the top rendition of "Good Souls"

Lead singer James Walsh did a couple of cover songs: including U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name" and Springsteen's "Thunder Road" - which I personally felt was a tad unecesarry considering the band could have played more songs off their first album. On the whole I am glad their second album is getting a proper US release this coming Tuesday - complete with two extra songs (culled off of recent UK singles).
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hey giles, did you see their opening act? matthew ryan is supposed to opening for them, and he's one of my favorite artists.
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Were they as good as the Waterboys?
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I saw them in Boston Giles, and they were indeed good, a very relaxed performance.

It seems like the U2 Song is a popluar one, they recorded it on bbc radio 1.

Support in Boston was Jonathan Rice who was quite fun, and downed most of a bottle of wine during his acoustic set

Review from the boston globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/liv...oyable_cruise/
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They're playing in Chicago tomorrow. I have class on Monday and Wednesday nights, so I'm really disappointed to say that I cannot go.
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hey giles, did you see their opening act? matthew ryan is supposed to opening for them, and he's one of my favorite artists.
the opener was singer Johnathan Rice, which I missed since I got to the 9:30 club twenty minutes before Starsailor got onstage.

Why did Tim Burgess pull out as opener? He was originally announced as such.
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I'm glad you posted this, otherwise I would have missed them on this tour. I'd been checking for tour dates for them for quite a while, but I hadn't looked for a few months. Thanks for the post.

I didn't like the new album nearly as much as the first, but it's growing on me.
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ah, i just checked matthew ryan's site, and he's going to be opening for them on some upcoming dates, not all dates.
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I didn't even know they were on tour, guess I have been living under a rock. However, I would love to see a live version of "Four to the Floor" -- it is my favorite track off SIE.

Have they had any shows in Houston?
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Originally posted by Giles
Why did Tim Burgess pull out as opener? He was originally announced as such.
I know The Charlatans just finished recording their new album, so I assume that's the reason.
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from the man himself:

" Hello Everyone & Happy New Year,
Thanks to all of you that have supported my record,
came to the shows & got yer self one of those cool,
'Never Too Drunk To Funk' t-shirts!!!
So, first off, I really need to clear up some
scheduled tour dates... I am really sorry I missed the
2 shows at Earl's Court on the 16th & 17th of
December. The reason, I couldn't perform at those 2
particular shows was because of a personal family
misfortune amongst a member in my band...


As for the US Starsailor gigs starting on the 15th of
January, well that's a complicated one... but mainly
it's due to schedule conflicts & the fact that,
'I Believe' has not yet been released in America. It's
difficult to tour when you don't have a record out
there to reference & support...


I am good friends with Starsailor & have always had
the best times whilst being on the road with them. I
truly appreciate the offering to play with them & am
really upset about not being able to make this tour.
My most sincere apologies go out to Starsailor & to
all of you that were expecting to see me in the states
this time around...
I will have to make it up in the early part of the
year...!
Also be on the look out for a new Charlatans record
due out early next year.
www.thecharlatans.net
So, 2004 - let's have some more - more peace,
happiness & good music!"

Much Cheers, Tim
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That was very dissappointing to me, as I was looking forward to his show.

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