well as the usual CDs, there are also a couple of DVDs you can get, both of
which are pretty damn good. There is a DVD of their 2001 gig at the Roy, Al
& Bert Hall, featuring guest appearances and a not indecent proposal from
Steve! There is also a DVD of their 2007 World Tour of Topsham featuring
selected highlights from five gigs they did in various local locales in
preparation for their 2007 gig at the RAH. Which just goes to show that they
aren’t precious about where they’ll play, even dumps like the RAH and
booze-less hellholes like Ely Cathedral!
proof that the devil does not have all the best tunes as the gang set the
congregation in Ely Cathedral a-boogie-ing …..
while an Archangel puts in a cameo appearance behind Miranda!
See? They’re at it again.
Beer, Knightley, Sykes this time. They are slaves to alphabetism, we tell
you follow the various lynxes you will be able to find all sorts of useful
inflammation, including discographies. One point worth mentioning is that they
have also allowed production of several semi-official oeuvres, such as fan club
recordings of concerts. So, do not be put off if something does not appear in
the official canon of recordings. Four egg sample, we’ve got a fan club CD of
them performing live at Cropredy in 1999 where they sing Longdog in Chinese (not
really) and do ‘Chas & Dave’ renditions of The Blue Cockade and The
Preacher (yes, really!). So, do not be put off if you come across a SoH CD that
does not appear on the official disco-gravy. It may very well not be a bootleg
but one of these ‘alternative’ productions.
Also, worth mentioning is a particularly fabby CD of
them live in Exeter in the back end of 2007. Although, ostensibly a fan
club release it is excellent quality and really captures them at the top
of their game. Phil is in fine fiddling form, a particular highlight
probably being an interlude in ‘See My Baby Again’ where Phil riffs on
the theme tunes to Captain Pugwash and Blue Peter while Steve tells a
rather risqué joke.
highlights include a cracking rendition of ‘Don’t Be A Stranger’ by
Miranda and, quite possibly due to personal circumstances, a hauntingly
heartfelt performance by Steve of his classic lament ‘Exile’. It is a
limited edition release in aid of chastity so grab a copy via the Longdogs
interweb site before they are all gone.
Beer, Knightley ... again.
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