Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

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Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by James T » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:05 am

Well, well, well... Where did this come from?? On sale Friday.
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Post by stegraham » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:08 am

Ha :-) I just posted the same news too - it's the 14th though isn't it?

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 12th Sep

Post by sunray » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:09 am

I hope it's a one off and not the signal for an autumn acoustic tour.

Edit: it would appear to be a one-off for some festival type thing. £57 plus booking :shock:
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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 12th Sep

Post by stegraham » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:13 am

Wonder if there'll be some pre-sale info soon - hope so! Looks like it's part of a festival - "Somewhere Festival". never heard of it!

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by James T » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:29 am

Date amended. Seems the cost is the standard Spzd show price now. Seems a lot but it's pretty rare they're playing over here now so I'll pay it, given it's a Saturday and I can actually make this one.

Really disappointed the ANH tour never really stopped by anywhere but the US for a real run, but I guess the crowds and offers were more forthcoming over there.

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by James T » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:29 am

Also, all shows seem expensive now, so I guess it's just normal. (Wilco is like £70 in London for the reasonable seats?)

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by angelsighs » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:13 am

gigs do generally seem to be getting steep nowadays, for any 'name' act.

it is a bit pricey for me really, especially when you factor in getting down to London etc. i know it could possibly include SHSL and ANS songs which would be cool, but I have a feeling it might just be the same setlist that was played back in the day. will have to go some way to beat those shows!


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sounds like it would suit the acoustic mainlines setup nicely.

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by stegraham » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:35 pm

For that price they must be using Jo Malone candles!!

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by BzaInSpace » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:38 pm

Unlikely I'll make this - however a tour would be a great idea. Maybe they should play Edinburgh Queen's Hall on a Saturday night?
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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by Jasonsmith » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:07 am

Unreserved seating...will be filmed apparently, hopefully there won’t be an unseemly scrum to get to the front row...

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by James T » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:09 am

Unreserved seating is an annoyance for me, needn't have flustered so much to get online at work. Will have to get there early for that aisle seat.

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by selib » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:13 am

Just got my Stalls ticket. Flying into London for this one. Maybe someone here would like to meet up?

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Post by mojo filters » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:57 pm

BzaInSpace wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:38 pm
Unlikely I'll make this - however a tour would be a great idea. Maybe they should play Edinburgh Queen's Hall on a Saturday night?
Sadly me neither. Initially I wasn't even especially tempted, relative to my normal enthusiasm for attending as many Spz gigs as I can reasonably afford.

I've always been especially grateful there are so many really great quality recordings of Acoustic Mainlines, from every iteration of the tours and various one-off gigs - covering the whole of the evolving, expanding set list, providing a complete lasting document of this special, inspired, and outright heavenly musical concept!

However after listening to the first night of the Union Chapel pair of Christmas gigs for the first time in quite a while, I suddenly remembered just how extra special the live experience was, hence subsequently have become rather envious of those lucky enough to be going to this new gig.

I very much like your idea of a Saturday night gig in Queen's Hall, Edinburgh. That was quite special and unique, amongst all of the Acoustic Mainlines shows I was lucky to get to see.

The audience enthusiasm that night provided a real party vibe, contrasting nicely with the relatively muted reverence of the others, without becoming overly intrusive and impacting the delicate nature of the performance.

Of course it would be necessary to recreate the experience right down to the smallest detail, hence we'd obviously have to continue the established Scottish Spiritualized tradition of missing one another both before and after the gig ;)
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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by gassjack » Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:44 am

So happy about this! Somehow managed to miss the whole thing the first time round so am very excited I get a chance to see an AM show.
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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by ro » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:59 pm

angelsighs wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:13 am
i know it could possibly include SHSL and ANS songs which would be cool, but I have a feeling it might just be the same setlist that was played back in the day.
Little hints out there today re: ANH material
Very much looking forward to reviews ..

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by selib » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:33 am

I'm hoping for some Daniel Johnston covers. I would cry...a lot

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by angelsighs » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:04 am

selib wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:33 am
I'm hoping for some Daniel Johnston covers. I would cry...a lot
I'd say that was likely anyway.. even more likely now..

ANH material would be cool. I guess I'm Your Man and Perfect Miracle are a shoo in at least.
SHSL material would be good too, I know Too Late was played once before in the acoustic format and I think it would work well.
as I said though I'm not expecting a hugely different setlist however very happy to be proved wrong (not that I'll be there..)

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by ABOCA » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:52 am

This was the set list for the charity Union Chapel gig in December 2012.

Here It Comes (The Road) Let's Go
Freedom
A Perfect Miracle
Silent Night

I doubt we will get Silent Night but both SHSL & ANH covered, so I'm hoping for a bit of a different set to what used to be the recognized one. Really looking forward to this.

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by ronn109 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:30 pm

Awesome show, in my eyes anyway, emotional and beautiful as always, different to the previous acoustic shows but also similar too, Daniel Johnson remained , morning after from anh, and the Jesus be my radio one (I can never recall the title) from Shsl

The candles were ace, my photos are too big, I will try to find a way to post them!

Jason, doggen. 6 singers and 8. String players, about 95 mins

I hope it was filmed as suggested!

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by JJ1977 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:04 pm

Went roughly, though not exactly like this

Rock and roll
Going Down Slow
The Morning After
Sitting On Fire
Soul On Fire
True Love Will Find You In The End
Walking With Jesus
Too Late
Step Into The Breeze
Feel So Sad
Baby I’m Just a Fool
Lord Can You Hear Me?
Anything More/Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
Don’t Hold Me Close
Broken Heart
I Think I’m In Love
Life Is A Problem
Goodnight Goodnight
Oh Happy Day

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by ronn109 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:15 pm

Anything more into ladies and gents , with the proper outdo was truly beautiful

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by ro » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:11 am

JJ1977 wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:04 pm
Step Into The Breeze
Beautiful :D

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by BzaInSpace » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:34 am

That set list!!!
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Post by Shinesalight » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:36 pm

I bet it was an amazing night. Almost gutted I couldn't make it but I couldn't really justify the cost. Would have been a £200 night for me and the Mrs coming up from Brighton. I'm so used to intimate gigs and paying under £10 in Brighton these days that those sums of money seem extortionate to me. Plus the fact I did 5 Acoustic Mainline shows back in the day (Brighton, London (twice?), Manchester and Edinburgh). Hope those that did go had a great time though.
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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by heisenberg » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:03 pm

What a setlist! I wish this show would tour across the UK in the winter.

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by BROKENHEART » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:49 pm

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant. Some tears were shed last night . The set, the sound , it was all too much . Highlight of my year so far.
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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by good dope/good fun » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:29 am

Sick.
Would love to hear how The Morning After sounded.
Same with Step Into The Breeze.
Looks awesome.
Hopefully someone taped audio.

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by ABOCA » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:46 am

As mentioned, the whole evening was a beautiful experience. I loved the set list though was a bit surprised there was only one ANH song in there, especially as the whole set was about twenty minutes short of a usual AM show.

There’s some lovely pictures in this review but the reviewer didn’t seem to notice that there were twice as many string players as previous AM set ups.

https://www.theupcoming.co.uk/2019/09/1 ... ve-review/

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by veiko » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:47 pm

Can't believe that it takes so long for posting a audience recording of it :D I'm very sure that someone recorded it, so come on and share it.

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by clewsr » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:46 am

veiko wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:47 pm
Can't believe that it takes so long for posting a audience recording of it :D I'm very sure that someone recorded it, so come on and share it.
I've been searching for clips on u tube, but nothing so far, closest I found was this teaser clip of them rehearsing in a cellar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StS6OOJXyC4
It was quite pleasing during the show as I hardly saw anyone brandishing their phone, but a bit disappointing now that no clips have appeared.

Did anyone else get caught out by the start time? We rocked up a couple of minute past eight, and they were already on stage about to start the first song! Quite a shock. I wasn't expecting 8 to be the start time at all!

Was an enjoyable gig, and a great trip to London. Hackney had a lovely atmosphere in the sunshine.

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Post by endsprings » Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:13 pm

Here's a pic of the setlist from "spacem3n" (https://www.instagram.com/spacem3n/) on Instagram.

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Loads of video/audio clips on Instagram too. Gutted to have missed it. Sounds amazing.
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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by herman » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:53 pm

"Thank you"

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Post by slide_song » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:19 pm

beautiful setlist ❤️ i have not seen "lord can you hear me" in a while.

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by angelsighs » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:13 am

very happy to eat my words, it's a great setlist and quite different to the old ones.

I saw a little snippet of Step Into The Breeze, sounded quite different to the LGM take obviously. very string based.

wonder if any more dates will be announced? (although every about this screams 'one off' you never know)
get the proper electric UK tour out of the way first though eh Jason? :)

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by ro » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:31 pm

angelsighs wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:13 am
I saw a little snippet of Step Into The Breeze, sounded quite different to the LGM take obviously. very string based.
that sounds lovely, what is the address of said snippet?

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Post by moop » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:21 pm

wow, that setlist is fantastic. I loved the original acoustic mainlines sets, but this seems like something really special. really hoping someone managed to record it!

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Post by angelsighs » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:52 am

ro wrote:
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:31 pm
angelsighs wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:13 am
I saw a little snippet of Step Into The Breeze, sounded quite different to the LGM take obviously. very string based.
that sounds lovely, what is the address of said snippet?
it was shared with me on twitter so not youtube or anything.. however i think if I just get the link you should be able to view, will dig it out

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Post by sm-iom » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:30 pm

This should be it: https://mobile.twitter.com/kennykensit/ ... 1080061952

If need be, take out mobile. from link and replace with www.

Also, you need to watch with your head on sideways...

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by heisenberg » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:59 pm

Found this:

https://twitter.com/kennykensit/status/ ... 61952?s=20

Noticed that the discussion on this thread suggesting that the show was filmed and that something should be coming soon. Does anyone have any more info?

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Post by ro » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:29 pm

Thanks, guys!

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Post by good dope/good fun » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:19 am

Good stuff right there (sideways and all).
Jason’s voice still sounds pristine after all this time.
I wouldn’t hold my breath about it being video’d for release.
Wasn’t some other Acoustic Mainlines show also professionally recorded years ago for a supposed official release?

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Post by Ian » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:02 pm

good dope/good fun wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:19 am
I wouldn’t hold my breath about it being video’d for release.
Wasn’t some other Acoustic Mainlines show also professionally recorded years ago for a supposed official release?
I seem to remember Brighton being filmed (I think! Although I was there, it seems like such a long time ago...). But there was a badly out-of-tune guitar by the time of Goodnight Goodnight.
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Post by veiko » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:28 pm

good dope/good fun wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:19 am
Wasn’t some other Acoustic Mainlines show also professionally recorded years ago for a supposed official release?
There even was announcement on some label's page about Acoustic Mainline dvd, but i don't remember the name of that label. Let's not start a storm of complaints, but Manchester gig board recording of AM has Doggen playing keys rather shady. Or wasn't it even not a dvd of AM that was in plans? Out-of-tune guitar or shady keys playing must really turn off any idea of releasing a document of live performance. Perhaps destiny just wasn't smiling that day when it was officially recorded?

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Re: Acoustic Mainlines - Hackney Empire - 14th Sep

Post by moop » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:31 pm

Ian wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:02 pm
good dope/good fun wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:19 am
I wouldn’t hold my breath about it being video’d for release.
Wasn’t some other Acoustic Mainlines show also professionally recorded years ago for a supposed official release?
I seem to remember Brighton being filmed (I think! Although I was there, it seems like such a long time ago...). But there was a badly out-of-tune guitar by the time of Goodnight Goodnight.
the brighton acoustic mainlines gig was glorious but as i recall jason broke a string on his acoustic, which is the kind of thing that might have stopped him from choosing to release it as an official document (and would have explained why the guitar went out of tune later). funny because when it happened i remember everyone cheering and shouts of 'come on, jasooon!' I have such great memories of that night, so i'm very jealous of everyone who made it to the acoustic mainlines revisited gig.

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