Sunday, May 7, 2017

Depeche Mode - 2017-05-05 - Stockholm, SWE (AUD/FLAC)



(Audience FLAC)

Depeche Mode 
City: Stockholm, Sweden 
Venue: Friends Arena (Solna) 
Date: 2016-09-01 
Audience: 37.040 

Taper: Trekytt 

Master - **** 44.1-16 BIT **** 

Lineage: 
AT 943 External Stereo Microphones >> SP-SPSB-10-80020 - Sound Professionals - Micro-mini microphone power supply with mini 12vdc battery >> Olympus LS- 10 >> 30m from stage >> WavePad Editor >> 48 / 24 Bit >> Dithered 44.1-16 Bit >> Songsplit >> Tracking >> Wave >> FLAC Level 8 >> DIME >> You

Dave Gahan - Vocals 
Martin L.Gore - Synths, Guitar, Vocals 
Andrew Fletcher - Synth, Back-Up Vocals 
Peter Gordeno - Synth, Bass 
Christian Eigner - Drums 

01 Intro 
02 Going Backwards 
03 So Much Love 
04 Barrel Of A Gun 
05 A Pain That I´m Used To 
06 Corrupt 
07 In Your Room 
08 World In My Eyes 
09 Cover Me 
10 Home 
11 A Question of Lust 
12 Poison Heart 
13 Where´s The Revolution 
14 Wrong 
15 Everything Counts 
16 Stripped 
17 Enjoy The Silence 
18 Never Let Me Down Again 
19 Encore Break 
20 Somebody 
21 Walking In My Shoes 
22 Heroes (Bowie-cover) 
23 I Feel You 
24 Personal Jesus 
25 Outro 

Total Running Time: 2 Hours : 13 Minutes : 36 Seconds 

NOTES: 
Excellent concert by the "synth-masters". Only negative thing is perhaps that they only played 5 songs from the latest LP. Otherwise a great concert but somehow a little bit predictable. If you compare with other "stadium-rock-bands" like "The Cure", who practiced about 100 songs and mixed their setlists every night then of course this is something totally else. 

As an old fan of the "synth-masters" I understand that they work in a different way. Also maybe partly the pressure to deliver the hits like "Enjoy The Silence", "In Your Room" or "Never Let Me Down Again" is something they have to take into account when preparing the setlist. Also they have never really been a band that can switch songs as they wish. 

I only hope for the sake of the fans seeing them later on this tour, that they will include more new songs, as the new LP is really the strongest for the last 10 years. This is ofcourse only my "humple opinion". "Cover Me" worked really well live. 

It doesn´t mean that their latest 3-4 albums are bad, just the new LP "Spirit" is an "right-trough" strong album with almost all songs have potential to become DM-classics. At least in my "humble opinion". 

The TV-screens in the stadium also of course has to be in synch with the actual song being played, so once again I really understand how this machinery works, just a bit sad that they could have mixed it up with some other older songs and play at least 2 more songs from the excellent new LP. New songs like "Scum" or "Fail" are too good to 
be left out. 

The TV-screens were really great, I think most of you will enjoy the "visuals". 

I have to give credit to the other "stadium-veterans" U2, when they toured "ZOO TV" they played 8 songs of the "Achtung Baby"-album every night. Again we are talking about a different "stadium-rock-monster" here. 

Personal highlights for me this evening was hearing all 5 new songs and ofcourse the songs "Barrel of A Gun" and "Home" from my favorite DM-album "Ultra". 

Of course each and everyone of you has different opinions and let´s face it, It´s very hard for an "stadium-rock-band" to please every human being out 40.000-50.000. 

Also they payed tribute to Bowie with the cover "Heroes". Great stuff. 

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