Helsinki, Finland, 2009-03-23

Gig reviews, set lists, thoughts, comments and observations on the 2008/2009 Sisters tour, including the Autumn/Winter 2008 U.S. and European 2009 legs.
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lachert wrote:booze, cigarettes... old von strikes back :von:
...and he spoke. :eek:

I'm never quite sure if that signifies the Second Coming or the Apocalypse... :lol:
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7anthea7 wrote:
lachert wrote:booze, cigarettes... old von strikes back :von:
...and he spoke. :eek:

I'm never quite sure if that signifies the Second Coming or the Apocalypse... :lol:
:lol: hope the first one :notworthy:
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sitting here with my unused ticket, pretty frustrated :urff:

but of course I'm glad for those of you who attended, seems like they delivered a great show, thanks for the reviews :D
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wonderful! thanks for the update!
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Was nice. Setlist was close to Stockholm, although we were treated with Summer as an added bonus. During the first songs, Von's vocals were a bit hard to make out, but by Marian, the sound engineer woke up and the vox came out swimmingly.

Von appeared to be in good spirits, didn't smoke and barely drank from what I saw. His singing in FALAA in particular was excellent; no yelping at all, very strong and hitting most (if not all) notes with ease for a man of his age.

Arms came out strong and got a good audience reaction. Von seemed to enjoy performing the piece as well as the reception it got.

Temple of Love and Vision Thing were definite hallmarks. Particularly the latter was great, it certainly felt like the roof was coming down when people decided to rock out.

All n' all, band looked and sounded great once the odd ends were sorted out, the audience was forgiving at first and riveted by the time they left.

A solid performance and a top nite out.
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_emma_ wrote:Ah, so that's you Camy. I'm the first person who entered the venue as the door opened. (Long hair, black coat, no goth make-up.) Cheers. In the front row I stood close to you, I think there was just one girl between us or maybe two ?. :D
So much money, so far away from home and now such a long and tiring journey ahead... But it was SO worth it.
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my review of gig.

Vision Thing, Something Fast were highlights to me. Especially Vision Thing blowed my brains out. Guitarist with spike hair rocked the house. Von was in Excellent spirits.

I didn't know This Corrosion until chorus. But that is just because Choir wasn't in the beginning.

but all in all...it was blast, fun and The Sisters of Mercy rocked
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So, The Setlist is
(Not in the order)
Afterhours
Crash
Ribbons
Train/deto
Alice
Floorshow
Marian
Flood 1
Arms
Suzane
Dominion
Summer
Corrosion
Falaa
Flood II

Lucretia
Something Fast

Top Nite Out
Vision Thing
TOL

(Anaconda and Giving Ground had be played?)

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Anaconda was played before Marian, I believe.

Before or after Floorshow.
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So that looks be a AWESOME gig then!
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Did...anyone...record...this...gig...?


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Re-post
(Not in the order)
Afterhours
Crash
Ribbons
Train/deto
Alice
Floorshow
Anaconda
Flood 1
Marian
Arms
Suzane(not confirmed)
Dominion
Summer
Corrosion
Falaa
Flood II

Lucretia(Not Confirmed too, but much probally)
Something Fast

Top Nite Out
Vision Thing
TOL

so there it is the setlist, and yes, someone record it =)? (PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE)
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another review here
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Husek wrote:Re-post
(Not in the order)
Afterhours
Crash
Ribbons
Train/deto
Alice
Floorshow
Anaconda
Flood 1
Marian
Arms
Suzane(not confirmed)
Dominion
Summer
Corrosion
Falaa
Flood II

Lucretia(Not Confirmed too, but much probally)
Something Fast

Top Nite Out
Vision Thing
TOL

so there it is the setlist, and yes, someone record it =)? (PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE)
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nice review but this is the best:
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thanks for visiting my blog (the pics above). ;)

(the woman behind the mixing/lighting desk refused to give me that set list with notes but reluctantly did let me take a photo of it in the end.)
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2late wrote:thanks for visiting my blog. ;)

(the woman behind the mixing/lighting desk refused to give me that set list with notes but reluctantly did let me take a photo of it in the end.)
M?
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Welcome to HL.
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a forest? :wink: :lol:
thanks for the pictures and review ;D
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2late wrote:
Pista wrote: M?
:eek:
just looking around... ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aXXaxBSFZo&fmt=18
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKM5Y3w1CGs&fmt=18

lachert wrote:a forest? :wink: :lol:
me?
Thanks miss, i know you... :)

Welcome here :notworthy:
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Nice videos, many thanks for the linkys
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On the top level of the venue they actually showed the show on a bigscreen TV, so maybe it was recorded? (atleast by the venue)

Did Andrew leave the stage during Top Night and Temple of love? Just wondering because I thought I saw him upstairs.
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I just wanted to say that this show rocked :) So I'm not adding anything new or exciting to this discussion...

It was the first time I've had the chance to see the Sisters live (the last time they came through Finland and the neighboring countries I was totally broke) and I don't regret going at all. The guitars sounded great, the vocals too, they played the songs I wanted to hear (oh well, I knew what to expect of course) and it was just a great experience. And the lights and the smoke...Hell, it worked perfectly.

They might never make another album, but they sure put on a great show. Just great kickass rock'n'roll. Even now 48 hrs after the gig I can't stop thinking about it, not even the new Zorn disc I picked up in Helsinki helps :lol: Really happy I had the opportunity to witness them live at least once in my life.
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Very nice reviews! Thanks! Great Gig from the industrial groove machine!
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Patti82 wrote:On the top level of the venue they actually showed the show on a bigscreen TV, so maybe it was recorded? (atleast by the venue)
they always have the screen on the balcony, at least with every major gig. doesn't mean it was recorded. or at least those recordings don't circulate - i've never seen any such footage around from any nosturi concerts.
Patti82 wrote:Did Andrew leave the stage during Top Night and Temple of love? Just wondering because I thought I saw him upstairs.
you're right, he did, during top night. he wet to the left end of the balcony (which is almost on the left side of the stage).
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