Traffic jams, delays, it all made that a fairly short trip lasted for more than three hours with only a 45 minute slot to play. Ray Davies had to cut his setlist by half for such a reason in 2006 at the Arrow Classic Rock festival and so in the end had The LVE as so many bands had to follow after it.
Before the show someone with a bottle of champagne stepped forward with a stack of cd in his other hand. The band was presented the first copies of its new album and I was able to shoot some pictures and received one of the albums as well. Quite an honour to receive the 7th copy distributed!
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Over the music singers Gerrit and Sara harmonise the whole time, assisted by Thomas, Rienk and Bert in the right places. The melancholy seeping through the voices of the two lead singers defines The LVE sound. There's always a sense of loss, acknowledging the present and true hope for a better future mixed in there, making the singing irresistible at my end.
In between my favourite song by The LVE was played and one of my favourite songs ever. a song I can play 10 times in a row, without it ever losing anything of its power and mystery. 'Love When You Don't Want It' it is called and if you haven't heard yet, go out and do so. Now! The shivers went down my spine and my eyes got that prickly sensation, the way only the best music effects me, before I settled in and started to sing along ever so softly. Thank you for this beautiful song.
(Photo's by) Wo.
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