Joined: Aug. 2012
||Posted: June 12 2019, 05:26
|Quote (qjamesfloyd @ June 08 2019, 07:26)|
|Brilliant memories, I am lucky to have seen Mike twice, being such a rarity for Mike to play live these days, I am thrilled I got the see him.|
Europe was really spoiled for a while with new shows every year. It must have been a memorable time to be a fan over there. Something else.
The Platinum band is great in the Knebworth video, the performance is almost flawless. The 1981 band was well documented too with some great video and recordings. Especially the Mirage bootleg I bought new and helped make rare as a careless youth. Nice prequel to the Deep Deep Sound. The Blue Danube seemed hilarious at the time.
I'm thrilled to have seen the 1982 band, especially the early part of the tour before the setlist began to evolve. It had that raw sound of the Five Miles Out album, they had such energy. I would have loved to see the 1983 band too, Ant on guitar, that's a great person to have if you are going to play Taurus and Crises live. The anniversary bootleg that became part of the Crises box is as good as it gets. Explosive. Maggie and Roger really alive. Wish there was more video of that band.
The Discovery band was really tame compared to 81-83, all much more faithful to the originals. It wasn't quite one of the grass roots Mike Oldfield groups but it still would have been great to see that stuff (mostly) live, I would have loved to see them play the Lake.