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Title: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Guitarman1972 on March 15, 2015, 11:41:43 am
Let us know which 5 songs you would pick from the Tracker album for the Tracker tour and why.

Personally I would pick:

1. Oklahoma Ponies: the song is so much fun and would be great as opener or as second song on the playlist. Great song to stir up the crowd imho. Like Cannibals and Walk Of Life.
2. Lights Of Taormina: just because of the sheer beauty of this song. Personally i think we even get a better version of this song from one of the USB sticks. Like we got for example with Border Reiver (Paris) and I Dug Up A Diamond (Antwerpen)
3. Beryl: would be a great replacement of Sultans of Swing and hopefully with an extended guitarsolo
4. Skydiver: personally I think this song will do very well in a live enviroment.
5. Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes: this song has a pirate/sailor song feeling to it, which you often hear in Pirate movies. Think it is a nice kinda sing-a-long tune. Besides I like a different time signature then 4/4 now and then. I already see the crowd with their arms in the air going from left to right and back again and singing "Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes".

Remember by picking your tunes that the "dynamic" of the living room is different then that of a concert hall.
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour
Post by: Knopflerfan on March 15, 2015, 11:43:20 am
I would most certainly pick the same as you Guitarman having played them with a 'concert hal'l effect on the stereo and headphones too..(Headphones were a great experience for the whole album)
Oklahoma Ponies to open the show - yes pleaseeeee!! :clap

Laughs and jokes and drinks and smokes is most certainly styled as a sea shanty.....
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour?
Post by: LoveExpresso on March 15, 2015, 11:52:50 am
I would love to hear
-Loves and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes (as opener)
-River Towns (after Sultans)
-Broken Bones (extended with a little solo, like he did with Gator Blood)

And that's it. I love this album, really deeply, as an album, and I do not care about what will played live because the album is so perfect. Of course the Ponies would been phantastic, but how realistic is that?

Beryl is a nice tune, but a little bit too short to play it live, I do not know how he should extend that one, little break maybe like in Cannibals to introduce the band. But I guess that one will be reserved for Postcards.

LE
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour?
Post by: yontwocrows on March 15, 2015, 11:54:57 am
Yeah, guitarman. These would be good live.
Additionally I can also imagine Broken Bones (because of the handclapping), Terminal of tribute to (it's a must / my vision: the audience is joining Guy at the end on the background vocals Ter-Mi-Nal-Of-Tri-Butes-TO: will never gonna happen, what a pity!), Hot Dog (like Imelda)

Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour?
Post by: LoveExpresso on March 15, 2015, 12:01:42 pm
Hey, thanks for pointing out what Guy is singing there. Hadn't noticed.

LE
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Guitarman1972 on March 15, 2015, 12:10:33 pm
I added a poll folks! You can submit your 5 songs there.  :D

Love Expresso you still want to hear Sultans after all these shows? Wouldn't Beryl with extended guitar solo be a good replacement?
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Vesper on March 15, 2015, 12:18:57 pm
Can I put the dreammode on for this poll or not?  :think
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: superval99 on March 15, 2015, 12:26:27 pm
1.    Laughs and Jokes (opener)
2.    Broken Bones
3.    Lights of Taormina
4.    Beryl
5.    Terminal of Tribute to   

Would love to hear Oklahoma Ponies and Hot Dog!     :)
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: LoveExpresso on March 15, 2015, 12:32:03 pm
Guitarman, I was more referring to the audience's mood after Sultans. No other song has that kind of explosion afterwards. And then, a nice little relaxed  song would be nice - like Mark did already in 1992 with Your Latest Trick for example. The Sultans idea of Beryl is obvious, but it has to be pushed up a little more epically to reach that position.

LE
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Dutchessy on March 15, 2015, 12:35:48 pm
I think the pace (singing and playing) of Beryl is too fast to perform on stage.
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: LoveExpresso on March 15, 2015, 12:48:32 pm
Yes you can clearly see and hear that in the interview DVD.

LE
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: junkiedoll on March 15, 2015, 02:14:09 pm
1. Terminal of Tribute to
2. Laughs and jokes
3. Hot Dog
4. Long Cool Girl
5. Beryl
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: dmg on March 15, 2015, 02:14:31 pm
Beryl live?  Why?  There are so many better songs on the album. 

Why so few votes for Basil?  This is probably the finest quality song on the album and has a beautifully haunting guitar, reminiscent of HFB.  The fade-out at the end means this is just crying out for a live rendition.

Apart from that I think most of us appear to be in the same ballpark.
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: LoveExpresso on March 15, 2015, 02:15:37 pm
...if you don?

Get your signature right, man!  8)

LE
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: dmg on March 15, 2015, 02:16:48 pm
...if you don?

Get your signature right, man!  8)

LE

I noticed!  "It didn't go nowhere.  It just disappeared!"  ;D
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Knopflerfan on March 15, 2015, 02:17:28 pm
Apart from that I think most of us appear to be in the same ballpark.

Yes - Twickenham!!!
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: yontwocrows on March 15, 2015, 02:19:27 pm
After reading this Marks setlist choice will be Mighty Man and Heart of Oak!  : :smack
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Knopflerfan on March 15, 2015, 02:30:45 pm
And to finish 'time will end all sorrow'!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Darling Pretty on March 15, 2015, 02:36:33 pm
Maybe the setlist is like this here:

Laughs and Jokes
Broken Bones or Hot Dog
Privateering
Hill Farmer's Blues
Terminal of Tribute to
Romeo and Juliet
Beryl
Mighty Man
Oklahoma Ponies
Lights of Taormina
Marbletown
Speedway at Nazareth
Telegraph Road
So Far Away
Wherever I go
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Mark Heritage on March 15, 2015, 02:40:31 pm
One, two, four, nine and ten..
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: border_reiver on March 15, 2015, 02:50:01 pm
1. "Oklahoma"
2. Hot Dog
3. "Laughs.."
4. "Taormina"
5. "River towns"
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: dmg on March 15, 2015, 02:51:08 pm
I can see Laughs replacing Privateering and Basil, HFB.  I stand to be corrected.
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Marijo58 on March 15, 2015, 07:28:52 pm
1 .Beryl,
2 .Basil,
3 .Lights of Taormina,
4 .Oklahoma Poney,
5 .Terminal of Tribute To.

Here is my choice.
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: tunnel85 on March 15, 2015, 09:42:54 pm
First the Dire Straits songs 
1. Terminal Of Tribute  To 
2. Beryl
3. Hot Dog
and then
4. Laugh and  Jokes and Drinks and Smokes
5. Long Cool Girl
 
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: foma on March 16, 2015, 12:39:01 am
01. Basil
02. Oklahoma Ponies
03. Long Cool Girl
04. Silver Eagle
05. Heart of Oak
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: jabbathehut on March 16, 2015, 01:19:06 am
he could easily put 10 songs in and have a great show.
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Knopflerfan on March 16, 2015, 12:07:39 pm
Actually I would'nt mind a whole concert of the whole album + bonus cd being played now I've listened to the 18 tracks so many times now.... They are all gems in their own right with absolutely NO skippers at all...
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Marikablue on March 16, 2015, 05:05:56 pm
Okay, here we go................ ;)

1) Laughs....
2) Taormina
3) Beryl
4) Terminal
5) Oklahoma

 :wave
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: K-alberto on March 16, 2015, 07:22:56 pm
Wow! Difficult enough, but....

1. Laughs & Smokes, perfect opener!
2. Broken bones
3. Lights of Taormina
4. Oklahoma ponies
5. Beryl

... But also... Skydiver, and Wherever I go if there's Ruth, or Terminal.....!!
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Guitarman1972 on March 17, 2015, 07:23:14 pm
AMIT has 1514 in total members. Only 52 votes? Come on people, please places your votes! Ecspecially those who like Oklahoma Ponies! :-)
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: LoveExpresso on March 17, 2015, 07:28:14 pm
I don't see exactly the sense in that. Plus I don't find tracks from this album that I would love to hear live. I love the album as an album. The intimate atmosphere and the "silence" is a thing that hardly can be archived live on stage. I remember how horrible all the live versions of the track Get Lucky were, and as an album track, I love it too much!
I would prefer live versions from Lions, Portobello Belle, Water Of Love etc. anytime over new stuff.
But if you insist:  ;D

1. Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes as an opener
2. Basil
3. River Towns
4. Broken Bones

and that's it. One or two of those together with Gator Blood again, and I'm a happy camper!

LE
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: superval99 on March 17, 2015, 07:47:45 pm
I don't see exactly the sense in that. Plus I don't find tracks from this album that I would love to hear live. I love the album as an album. The intimate atmosphere and the "silence" is a thing that hardly can be archived live on stage. I remember how horrible all the live versions of the track Get Lucky were, and as an album track, I love it too much!
I would prefer live versions from Lions, Portobello Belle, Water Of Love etc. anytime over new stuff.
But if you insist:  ;D

1. Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes as an opener
2. Basil
3. River Towns
4. Broken Bones

and that's it. One or two of those together with Gator Blood again, and I'm a happy camper!

LE

I remember "Border Reiver" and "Piper" being beautiful and "Get Lucky" at Manchester was pretty good too!   ;)
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: LoveExpresso on March 17, 2015, 08:08:30 pm
I was talking about the more silent songs. In my opinion, Mark never really nailed Get Lucky live. He just cannot sing it. Border Reiver was a great opener of course, and Piper 2010 was classic, whereas Ianto butchered it in 2013.

He can play what he wants as long as it is a little different from 2013.

LE
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: superval99 on March 17, 2015, 08:13:25 pm
I was talking about the more silent songs. In my opinion, Mark never really nailed Get Lucky live. He just cannot sing it. Border Reiver was a great opener of course, and Piper 2010 was classic, whereas Ianto butchered it in 2013.

He can play what he wants as long as it is a little different from 2013.

LE

It's just that I always understood from your posts in the past that you wouldn't have minded the Get Lucky set lists to have been repeated again on the following tour, or did I misconstrue?   :hmm     btw I agree Piper was ruined in 2013!   ;)
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: foma on March 17, 2015, 08:53:49 pm
Drinks and Smokes are not there still and old cover photo was used, too. Bravo!

I mean MKNews poll.
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: LoveExpresso on March 17, 2015, 08:59:13 pm
I was talking about the more silent songs. In my opinion, Mark never really nailed Get Lucky live. He just cannot sing it. Border Reiver was a great opener of course, and Piper 2010 was classic, whereas Ianto butchered it in 2013.

He can play what he wants as long as it is a little different from 2013.

LE

Yes, indeed. However Get Lucky was not a constant part of the set list back then  ;D. My reference concert as you all have probably heard more than once is Locarno 2010. By the way I prefered the 2010 set list to the 2013 one, but I loved Privateering, Gator Blood and Postcards. So it is all very difficult, whereas, as initially remarked, I find it pretty difficult to "poll" set lists.  :wave

LE

It's just that I always understood from your posts in the past that you wouldn't have minded the Get Lucky set lists to have been repeated again on the following tour, or did I misconstrue?   :hmm     btw I agree Piper was ruined in 2013!   ;)
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Barzofarhyme on March 18, 2015, 03:19:09 pm
If i could pick only one it would have to be TOTT.  :clap ;D

My full 5 would be

Beryl
River Towns
TOTT
Lights Of Taormina

And i would use Laughs and jokes and drinks and smokes as the band introduction song instead of Postcards. ;D

As i haven't heard the 3 tracks not on the deluxe CD yet i reserve the right to change my mind several times yet though  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Darling Pretty on March 18, 2015, 08:47:13 pm
I have a feeling that Oklahoma Ponies would make it as a really cool closer.
 :clap :clap :clap
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Banjo99uk on March 18, 2015, 09:02:22 pm
I'm happy to hear anything new, although I'd like laughs and drinks as the opener, and TOTT as a good replacement for telegraph road with a long extended rocking outro.
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Guitarman1972 on March 18, 2015, 10:49:24 pm
Pensaboy the ones with bolded letters are your own picks!
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Barzofarhyme on March 20, 2015, 12:53:08 am
I have a feeling that Oklahoma Ponies would make it as a really cool closer.
 :clap :clap :clap

Having now heard this,with big thanks to Knopflerfan for very kindly sending me a link,I have to agree. This would be a belting song to close the show. I'd imagine this band would have a huge amount of fun playing this live. Sadly I think it will probably just stay in out fantasy setlist probably never to see the inside of a concert hall. :'(
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: ollyz on March 20, 2015, 08:16:14 am
Basil
Broken Bones
Long Cool Girl
Wherever I Go
.38 Special
for me as the 5 i would love to hear most.
Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes would be a great opener as no.6

But, i fear that the setlist will see only 2-3 from the new album, as it was in the past.
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Fletch on March 20, 2015, 08:36:21 am
I'd like to hear Occupation Blues and River of Grog !! :)

Honestly, it a real conundrum how Mk puts so many amazing compositions as 'bonuses' and Tracker is no exception. I await your European & American setlists with jealous anticipation.
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Nick14 on March 20, 2015, 11:45:06 am
Having been listening to the album non stop for a week I would be pleased to hear pretty much anything from it apart from Broken Bones and Long Cool Girl which are the two not doing it for me right now - oh, and Hot Dog.......anything else will be great with me!
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Vesper on March 20, 2015, 07:22:33 pm
I voted for Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes, Broken Bones, Long Cool Girl, Lights of Taormina and Terminal of Tribute To.
Offcourse I also would love to hear Beryl and Skydiver live!
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Leprechaun on March 27, 2015, 08:51:57 am
The result up to know shows that we all want to hear the tracks that come closer to the DS sound/style with a dominant guitar,the rockier tracks that have the potential for e.g. great outros.
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: tunnel85 on March 27, 2015, 10:58:34 am
The result up to know shows that we all want to hear the tracks that come closer to the DS sound/style with a dominant guitar,the rockier tracks that have the potential for e.g. great outros.
That is so true ! Always the same story with every recent MK solo album.   
I always read everywhere the album is fantastic but eventually the winner is TOTT or Beryl. Or YTC or KOG or BR or ....
Never a Dylan style song (lyrics only / no melody)
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: superval99 on March 27, 2015, 11:09:57 am
The result up to know shows that we all want to hear the tracks that come closer to the DS sound/style with a dominant guitar,the rockier tracks that have the potential for e.g. great outros.
That is so true ! Always the same story with every recent MK solo album.   
I always read everywhere the album is fantastic but eventually the winner is TOTT or Beryl. Or YTC or KOG or BR or ....
Never a Dylan style song (lyrics only / no melody)

What about Laughs & Jokes, Lights of Taormina, Skydiver, Broken Bones?   I think they would be fine on tour!   :)
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: LoveExpresso on March 27, 2015, 11:15:39 am
No surprise as this thread is about which songs we would choose for the live shows. Of course the more energetic ones are prefered. Has nothing to do with the question wether the "dylan style songs" (pretty diffuse describtion from my point of view) is liked by amiters or not.

LE
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: dmg on March 27, 2015, 12:12:16 pm
The result up to know shows that we all want to hear the tracks that come closer to the DS sound/style with a dominant guitar,the rockier tracks that have the potential for e.g. great outros.

I'm not saying a word!  :-X
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: tunnel85 on March 27, 2015, 03:58:40 pm
No surprise as this thread is about which songs we would choose for the live shows. Of course the more energetic ones are prefered. Has nothing to do with the question wether the "dylan style songs" (pretty diffuse describtion from my point of view) is liked by amiters or not.

LE
Don't you think  it's a bit rude and unfair to say there's no relation at all between songs people like and songs people want to hear live ?  ;)
That said, I didn't -and I won't- extend on what I call "Dylan style sons (lyrics only / no melody)" because I know some people here are though on subjetcs that  goes off topic (according to their own definition).  ;D 
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: border_reiver on March 27, 2015, 04:36:20 pm
If the fans (currently 71 votes) decided on the cut for the songs. I see now why there might be some official spread to better sell the different editions ;D

Original album:

1. Terminal of tribute to
2. Laughs and Jokes and Drinks and Smokes
3. Beryl
4. Lights of Taormina
5. Oklahoma Ponies
6. Hot Dog
7. River Towns
8. Broken Bones
9. Long Cool Girl
10. Basil
11. Wherever I Go

Deluxe:

12. Silver Eagle
13. Skydiver
14. .38 Special
15. My heart has never changed OR Heart of Oak

Box:

16. My heart has never changed OR Heart of Oak
17. Mighty Man

The German goodie:

18. Time will end all sorrow
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: yontwocrows on March 27, 2015, 07:43:07 pm
Hm, border reiver, the poll is about which song should be played live. For me this is something completely different. So, you can't - on basis of this poll - make references to the right cuts of the album. This would be another interesting poll, i think.
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: LoveExpresso on March 27, 2015, 07:53:45 pm
A concert has its own dynamic, and therefore you can have one or two "sleepers" at the most - I was thinking that Prairie Wedding in 2010 was hard enough to stand - also all those Rudigers in the tours before was really hard for me. 2013 it was all pretty middle-tempo, Diamonds, Seattle, Kingdom not all direct rockers, but if I should choose from this new album which songs I like to hear live it is clear to me that I choose the ones with a faster pace/rythm.

About Dylan: I was thinking it is a little bit unfair against Mark to shrug off his music with a simple "Dylan Style songs". Dylan plays his repertoire mostly blues and rock-a-like, hardly any acoustic songs for years, so it is more of a prejudice me thinks. But you are right about going too off-topic!

LE
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: border_reiver on March 27, 2015, 08:20:23 pm
I find it to be the same as my favourite songs (my five choices). But that's my interpretation of course.
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: tunnel85 on March 27, 2015, 08:22:14 pm
A concert has its own dynamic, and therefore you can have one or two "sleepers" at the most - I was thinking that Prairie Wedding in 2010 was hard enough to stand - also all those Rudigers in the tours before was really hard for me. 2013 it was all pretty middle-tempo, Diamonds, Seattle, Kingdom not all direct rockers, but if I should choose from this new album which songs I like to hear live it is clear to me that I choose the ones with a faster pace/rythm.

About Dylan: I was thinking it is a little bit unfair against Mark to shrug off his music with a simple "Dylan Style songs". Dylan plays his repertoire mostly blues and rock-a-like, hardly any acoustic songs for years, so it is more of a prejudice me thinks. But you are right about going too off-topic!

LE
Maybe my intention was to be unfair against Mark.  ;)
I believe the music is more important than the lyrics.
He writes songs, not books.
MFN is a great song !
And Beryl too.
Next off topic subject should be discussed in Dublin with our good friend Guinness  ;)
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: tunnel85 on March 27, 2015, 08:28:05 pm
I find it to be the same as my favourite songs (my five choices). But that's my interpretation of course.
I have the same understanding.
I don't get the point of going to show and  expect songs that are not your favourite.
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: LoveExpresso on March 27, 2015, 08:33:20 pm
I expect nothing really. It is hard to re-think as one knows the set-list from day one these days and therefore your mind about songs being played live is pretty set in stone. But I expect surprises.
For example I had no high expectations for the Emmylou Tour 2006, and my Hamburg show was very early, show number 3, I managed to stay unspoiled -
I expected everything but NOT the opening song "Right Now"! That was a real treat for me! I can only imagine how the feelings among the fans must have been in 2008 when Hill Farmer's Blues turned up - another classic, by the way..

LE
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: superval99 on March 27, 2015, 08:37:45 pm
I expected everything but NOT the opening song "Right Now"! That was a real treat for me! I can only imagine how the feelings among the fans must have been in 2008 when Hill Farmer's Blues turned up - another classic, by the way..

LE

Marbletown too, which is also a classic!     I was at Amsterdam and couldn't believe my ears when I heard it being played!   :) 
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Knopflerfan on March 27, 2015, 08:42:20 pm
I expected everything but NOT the opening song "Right Now"! That was a real treat for me! I can only imagine how the feelings among the fans must have been in 2008 when Hill Farmer's Blues turned up - another classic, by the way..

LE

Marbletown too, which is also a classic!     I was at Amsterdam and couldn't believe my ears when I heard it being played!   :)

Maybe OP could replace this now!!! Ideal time to showpiece the players. I like MT but it's as if it got 'killed off'  last tour.
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: LoveExpresso on March 27, 2015, 08:47:09 pm
That's right. I loved the long playing out in 2010 and still in 2011, but John McCusker got too much time in the middle part, and the bass/violin picking part never did it for me really. But I liked very much the new ending with Jim doing some almost "jazzy" piano stuff at the end... but I think Marbletown will not get shorter but longer, so it would alright for me not to hear it again.

Not sure if Mark is going this far and skip so many songs. One or two, yes, but not more. I cold easily live WITHOUT What It Is, Corned Beef City, Postcards From Paraguay... the rest I will not mention otherwise a new war will break loose around here!  :wave

LE
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Knopflerfan on March 27, 2015, 08:51:26 pm
To be honest I'm not really fussed what he plays because I'm just happy he is touring again!!! :wave
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: superval99 on March 27, 2015, 08:52:42 pm
I love Marbletown, but I'm ready for a change now - I haven't decided what to replace it with yet.   :think   I agree that WII and Postcards need pensioning off too - oh and also So Far Away!   ;)
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Knopflerfan on March 27, 2015, 08:55:37 pm
Oh yes I forgot SFA - 'Go far away'
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: LoveExpresso on March 27, 2015, 08:57:31 pm
Funny enough, this time I have very clear ideas about some songs and how they might sound live - I think I already described how I imagine Laughs And Jokes as opening song... with band introduction before or right after the flute solo.. and then everyone gets a little moment..
I would love to hear Mighty Man, it could sound more or less similiar to the album version, live I imagine some Haul Away feeling.
And Broken Bones, a chair, Mark, Glen and Ianto, the others stand around the mic (like in 1985 with Why Worry) and clap!!  ;D
Beryl has to be a bit longer live, so it gets the Walk Of Life kind-of-break. (some words from Mark again)
Oh, and some real surprise, like LIONS instead of Sultans..

Agree about So Far Away.

LE
Title: Re: Which 5 songs would you pick from the new album for the Tracker tour? (poll)
Post by: Knopflerfan on March 27, 2015, 09:00:37 pm
Heart of Oak with MK on his own espeically in the RAH..... :think