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Grey Lady Down



3.78 | 21 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Well this was to be the final concert for GREY LADY DOWN in London on July 11 1998 but the band (not the same lineup as here) would release another studio album in 2001 which turned out to be a mistake because it just wasn't that good. Interesting enough that we've got some recent news that the band has reformed in 2011 and will be playing some live gigs in the UK this year and possibly work on a new studio album in the future. So up to the point of this 1998 concert the band had released three studio albums and since this double album has over 145 minutes of music you could say they just about played all their songs (haha). What I like about this recording is that it does capture the emotion of it being their final show.You can hear the audience at times singing along and seemingly hanging on every word from the vocalist.

A couple of treats for those present was playing a new song called "The Perfect Dream" which hadn't been released on any of their previous albums.This might be my favourite track on here. A definite top three anyway.The other gift was playing all three of the "The Crime" songs together for 33 minutes worth of music.The singer says to introduce this epic that they never had the guts to do this before. A top three for sure. It seems that the songs from the first album ("The Crime") that they perform here are the ones I like the best. The other top three is also from that one and it's called "Annabel" and it's actually a bonus track here and not part of that concert. I love how heavy it is and how prominant the guitar is on it.

The second disc is the better of the two by far as they seem to take a while to get going.Or maybe it's just that the material they chose to play first didn't do a lot for me, I don't know. I like at the start of the song "12:02" (another highlight) where he introduces the band then before the song kicks in he says "I will see you again,who knows." Well this year GREY LADY DOWN's fans will get a chance to see them again.

If I could make this one disc with my favourite tracks it would be 4 stars. Over 145 minutes of music and there's a lot that just doesn't do much for me. Hence the 3.5 star rating. Welcome back guys !

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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