2005 – Where You Live Tour – November 10, 2005, London, Hammersmith Apollo

SETLIST

Set 1:
01. Why
02. Baby Can I Hold You
03. Change
04. Behind the Wall
05. Don’t Dwell
06. Lean on Me (with Ben Taylor)
07. Fast Car
08. Be and Be Not Afraid
09. The Promise
10. Say Hallelujah
11. Talk to You
12. For My Lover
13. Another Sun
14. America
15. Talkin’ Bout a Revolution
16. Give Me One Reason (+Alternate version)

Encore 1:
17. Lovesong (Cure)
18. I am Yours

Setlist submitted by: Jack Bartlett

VIDEO – I AM YOURS (extract)
[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaK45sk6s7c&autoplay]

FAN REVIEW

  • Jack Bartlett: I attended the 9th and the 10th London shows (like any good fan would ha ha), the set lists were pretty similar, although I only came prepared with pen and paper for the second of the two shows. She played these songs in the following order:

01. Why
02. Baby Can I Hold You
03. Change
04. Behind the Wall
05. Don’t Dwell
06. Lean on Me (with Ben Taylor)
07. Fast Car
08. Be and Be Not Afraid
09. The Promise
10. Say Hallelujah
11. Talk to You
12. For My Lover
13. Another Sun
14. America
15. Talkin’ Bout a Revolution
16. Give Me One Reason (+Alternate version)

Encore:

17. Lovesong (Cure)
18. I am Yours

And here’s my own personal review if it’s of any use.

After Ben Taylor’s short but sweet warm up the audience had to endure half an hour’s extra wait before Tracy finally graced the stage. She did so with a slowed down, beefed up rendition of ‘Why’, delivering the 17 year old lyrics about the world’s many injustices with just as much gusto (if not more) as she did back in 1988. This was quickly followed by fan-favourite Baby Can I Hold You.

Tracy then briefly addressed the crowd, commenting how nice it was to be in London and how grateful she was to be here. She discussed her new album and introduced the next song: ‘Change’. After she finished with the current single Joe Gore and Quinn left the stage and Tracy got rid of her guitar. With the lights very low, she delivered a chilling rendition of ‘Behind The Wall’. This completely took me by surprise as I had attended the previous night’s concert as well and she didn’t perform it then (Which I was extremely disappointed about). Definitely one of the highlights of the night

The short acapella was followed up by new song ‘Don’t Dwell’ and a duet with Ben Taylor (a cover of ‘Lean on Me’ – the previous night they had done ‘Knockin on Heaven’s Door’). After Tracy said goodbye to Ben (telling us it was his last night on the tour with her – which was inevitably met with a roar of appreciative applause and whistles) she moved on to the obligatory ‘Fast Car’. Nothing really new there, the crowd were more than pleased.

Having satisfied the fidgety casual fans, Miss Chapman moved back into new album territory, belting out ‘Be and Be Not Afraid’ (one of my faves off the new LP). She then discussed a letter she had received from a fan in the previous night’s audience. Telling us that the fan was terminally ill and was having a really hard time at the moment. This fan had requested that Tracy sing a certain song, but unfortunately Tracy had only got to read the letter AFTER the show. She then explained that tonight she had left out a box allowing fans to request songs for that night’s show. Because quite a few had requested the same song the letter lady from the previous night had she thought she’d do that song. That song was: ‘The Promise’ . (This all seemed a bit baffling to me as she HAD performed ‘The Promise’ the previous night as well….I couldn’t see what the fuss was about. Nice story though.)

To liven things up after the chilled down Promise she launched into a stomping version of ‘Say Hallelujah’ which the crowd seemed to love. After this, she dipped back into the box of new songs and pulled out ‘Talk to You’. After this Tracy started making light of the t-shirt quinn was wearing. The T-shirt said ‘More Cowbell’ which made absolutely no sense to the UK audience, but Tracy seemed to find it hilarious. She proceeded to explain that it referred to a skit on American Show Saturday Night Live where Christopher Walken, acting as Bruce Dickinson insists that the use of ‘more cowbell’ is the key to making a song successful. The audience seemed to accept this and laughed along merrily enough.

After the brief interlude Tracy launched into classic ‘For My Lover’ followed by ‘Another Sun’ and then an amazing, drum beating, gut wrenching performance of new song ‘America’. The crowd really liked this one (me included!). Tracy then said “the next song a few of you requested” which was met with laughter when she started playing the chords as people had been screaming out for it all night. That song? None other than ‘Talkin Bout a Revolution’. Seemingly on a roll at this point, she went straight into ‘Give Me One Reason’ and followed this up immediately with her own harder-edged retake of the same song. This was probably the best part of the night, it really took the audience by surprise and ended the show proper on a real bang.

Tracy then thanked us all for coming out and wished us well, leaving the stage to a standing ovation that lasted for 3 minutes or so. Eventually she came back out for her encore, performing the Cure’s ‘Lovesong’ (the prior night she had sung Nirvana’s ‘Come As You Are’) and her own ‘I am Yours’.

All in all this was an amazing show (my first Tracy one). She really is deceptively strong on the microphone and she charmed the crowd with her little interludes…although I do feel she could talk a little bit more. We never get to hear that much from Tracy!

11 out of 10!!

VENUE: Carling Hammersmith Apollo, Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH – UK (Capacity: 3 628)
PROMOTER: Clear Channel Entertainment
OPENING ACT: Ben Taylor

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