2003/04/19, Forum, London, UK

Smoke and Mirrors 2003

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"That's not a heckle, that's a cry for help", - Andrew Eldritch.

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  • Vision Thing
  • Crash and Burn
  • Ribbons
  • Come Together
  • We are the Same, Susanne
  • Doctor Jeep/Detonation Boulevard
  • Flood I
  • War on Drugs
  • Will I Dream?
  • Marian
  • Summer
  • Anaconda
  • Slept
  • Alice
  • On the Wire/Teachers/On the Wire
  • Romeo Down
  • Flood II
  • Valentine
  • Lucretia, My Reflection
  • Top Nite Out
  • Temple of Love
  • Thanks to "Snub Nose".

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    Written by Chris Sampson (Chris@cgs123.demon.co.uk) for Dominion mailing list

    No doubt whatsoever, the Sisters were on outstanding form in London. (Cue Eldritch voice: "YES!, we're saying this is NOT rubbish".) Friday was very lively indeed, as someone else said the crowd were just up for it from the off. Saturday had the better set-list. It was great to hear Marian again - a bit more metal than before, but still packing emotional punch.

    The new sound man is definitely doing the business. Von's vocals are much better defined, more up in the mix, than they have been for the last few years. Though I do miss Nige, no-one else does the lights quite like him.

    Hi to everyone who was there. Hi to everyone who wasn't there (and Get Well Soon, Tamsin). Hi to Rob Fakes, who was both there and not there.

    Written by "Snub Nose" (go2dominion@yahoo.co.uk) for Dominion mailing list

    Fantastic lights, great sound, very good performance, lively crowd.

    Set was a good compliment to last night's show, with several rare live songs played (Come Together, Doctor Jeep, Marian, Valentine) Marian is faster, groovier and more stripped down than of old, much like a lot of Sisters material these days. It was the highlight of last night's show for me.

    What was noticeable was how good the sound is when you are away from the front rows of the gig, and standing at the side facing the PA. You never get quite the same strength of sound right at the front rows, but I guess you get a better atmosphere, crowd, and a better view of the band.

    Additionally, there you get a better view of the entire light show. No disrespect to Nige, but I thought the lights this time were awesome as hell. Maybe I just never noticed it before.

    All in all, nothing to complain about - one of the best Sisters gigs I've seen.

    Written by Leen Nevens (leennevens@hotmail.com) for Dominion mailing list

    Back at work after a superb weekend of city-tripping in London, with two amazing Sister-gigs.

    In my opinion, the first night was great, mainly because of the great atmosphere and the good mood of the band, even though the setlist was "same old, same old" (I'm quoting someone here).

    But... the second gig was even better (to me): Andrew got into his leather pants and evil pointy boots again and the band seemed to be in the same good mood as the day before and we got the setlist with Marian, Valentine and Come Together. I thought Flood II was the best I ever heard (with Andrew sitting on the floor at the end of it).

    I can't understand why people just can't seem to "shut.the.fuck.up" while the boys are trying to perform I Was Wrong.

    Anyway, I got "squished" two nights in a row (being on the first rows can be hard), but it's worth every "broose" to me. Got to see four gigs this tour, got to see the three different setlists so far: I'm a happy girl.

    Waiting for the summer to arrive and more gigs to make it a good one.

    Written by Tara George (taralgeorge@hotmail.com) for Dominion mailing list

    This is probably a very politically unfashionable opinion but I had the best night last night.

    I had been reading all the varied opinion's over the last couple of weeks and felt some trepidation about the gig. But The Sisters of Mercy rocked! It was I think around about my 10th gig in 18 years, and one of the best. Hearing Marian was the icing on the cake.

    Thank you Andrew, Mr Whammy et al. You were all absolutely brilliant.

    To the people I was sandwiched between. Thank you you were all great too!

    To all going to the rest have a great time and I wish I was with you!

    Written by Mark Aloycious (the_13th_earl@yahoo.com) for The Sisters of Mercy Tours webzine

    Best line: "That's not a heckle, that's a cry for help"

    And most surprised to hear - Valentine.

    Introduced Lucretia with "this war is wrong" tonight - obviously a reference to the dive bombers and shoot to kill. And the empire building.

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