Edinburgh, Scotland - Usher Hall (July 30, 2012) post-show

Discussion in 'Tour archive (read-only)' started by davidt, Jul 30, 2012.

By davidt on Jul 30, 2012 at 10:30 PM
  1. davidt

    davidt Administrator Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

    Feb 12, 1997
    Post your info and reviews related to this concert in the comments section below. Other links (photos, external reviews, etc.) related to this concert will also be compiled in this section as they are sent in.

    Set List:

    Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me / Everyday Is Like Sunday / Alma Matters / I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris / You Have Killed Me / Shoplifters Of The World Unite / You're The One For Me, Fatty / Speedway / Maladjusted / Still Ill / One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell / Ouija Board, Ouija Board / I Know It's Over / Let Me Kiss You / People Are The Same Everywhere / To Give (The Reason I Live) / Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want / I Will See You In Far Off Places / Meat Is Murder // How Soon Is Now?

    set list provided by pubrockcoma

    Last edited: May 15, 2016


Discussion in 'Tour archive (read-only)' started by davidt, Jul 30, 2012.

    1. Anonymous
      I'm such a flop fan, I didn't recognize "Maladjusted" till the chorus came in, oh dear. LNID was a strange opener, it's usually an encore.. not that I'll ever complain about him doing that one.

      Surprised Imperfect List was revived, but that covers his rants for him. Getting the audience to talk to him/the crowd was a great new interactive touch, surprised that wasn't thought of before. Glad he never passed the mic to me, I wouldn't know what the hell to say to him other than cliched "thanks", but if this continues people could prepare shit.

      HSIN seemed more muscular/layered than usual, I guess this new band are rather good? But what would I know. I liked the one new new song and dramatic ballad quite a lot on first listen, much better than the last new songs that were played. Now I'm really annoyed cause I want an album, following the holy 00s trinity will be difficult but I'm sure there's at least some more future Moz classics, he's delivered a few since the Quarry comeback so why would it stop now.
    2. Anonymous
      Wow, you must have a great memory or had a digital camera with you. ;) Thanks for that great document of the night.
    3. Anonymous
      Through all the garbage here, it's people like you, wonderful people, who make coming here-even though it is insanity-worthwhile. This jewel you wrote, shines like a pink diamond in a sea of shit. Thank you. Thank you for "getting" Morrissey and thank you for, pretty much, the only thing worth reading on this entire website. Without you, this place is pointless.
    4. CrystalGeezer
      He was holding up a huge ipad taping the show? Lol. You should've thrown shit at it.
    5. Anonymous
      I loved how "Alma" was pointedly followed by "Paris". I always thought those songs were twins, with "Paris" being a nice update of "Alma", that same uplifting sound.
    6. Anonymous
      God, that is horrendous. He must've known he would look like a right twat. Plus it's obstructive and distracting, he's got some nerve to do that. What next? Bring in your laptop?
    7. A non ymous
      A non ymous
      As others have said great review, thank you for taking the time of putting this thoughtful overview together. I couldn't have said it better. What a great night, maybe the key is to experience Morrissey in a more intimate setting than in a huge arena setting. Having seen him several times on this tour this is the happiest I have seen him, his face was relaxed and he often had a little smile. Maybe he found some happiness in the backyard "Il faut cultiver notre jardin".
    8. celibate
      What more could we want

      well a bloke from Whythenshaw, playing a few Smiths songs as guest

      well you asked, not that it ever will happen

      thanks fort the revieuw, didn't snip anything from it

      now rest for Solomon and for Lynn to buy another wardrobe for hubby Boz

      and in the fall we'll see him [for me] in far of places [on this site]

      thank you:thumb:
    9. Anonymous
      My thanks to those who have offered such lovely comments about my "review".

      Can I apologise for referring to "Shoplifters of the World Unite" as "Shoplifters of the World TONIGHT". A very silly mistake to make.

      I also noticed a chap with an iPad. It not only caused a massive distraction/obstruction for those around him but it also served to make him look absolutely ridiculous. I don't think I have ever seen someone using an iPad in this way before and I hope I don't again.

      Anyhoo. My thanks again for the lovely responses to my thoughts on a wonderful night.
    10. Anonymous
      Well, that was the review of the tour - brilliant, thanks so much for taking the time. You have restored some pride to this weary website and you have articulated what so many people feel about our Mozzer.

      Excellent, excellent piece of writing.
    11. gerrys7
      That was the gig Manchester should have been. Brilliant.
    12. Anonymous
      i wasn't there and i hate him too!!
      remember when people went to gigs to watch the bands and listen to the music?!
      now every sap wants to film the whole thing so they can clog up you tube with wobbly inaudible shite. and they have the audacity to tut when they get an elbow in the back of the head!
      when did rock n roll become a corporate bun fight to be viewed and discected! the audience are there to play a part and can, and often do, easily kill a gig.
      keep your phones in your pockets and your opinions in your head, the world doesnt need either.
      remember why wanted to be there.
    13. divine
      Beautiful review, thanks! I went to Manchester and it makes you wonder if the old awkward one does take notice of his fans feedback and improves the setlist. One can only wonder .......
    14. Jammy Di
      Jammy Di
      My first ever time seeing Morrissey and I was not disappointed. I couldn't wait to see him as the excitement was reaching a creschendo by yesterday morning, and come just after 9pm, I was absolutely amazed. All the songs sounded great, and despite some of the negative comments on here, the band delivered the music perfectly.
      I never realised the catchement of fans that would be at the gig, but there was a man in the queue called David, who at a guess was 50 years of age, he spent the whole day pretty much bad mouthing everyone, even people he had just been speaking to in the queue. He then spent the whole evening in the hall, from start to finish, bawling his eyes out like a baby.

      The only downside was the people who just think they can push in and do as they like. A few people made it on to the stage, and one girl, who looked like frankenstein, got the microphone and asked Morrissey to come to wigan. Never heard of wigan, although he (Morrissey) was probably terrified by her.

    15. Anonymous
    16. BrummieBoy
      You provided a really great balance between the 'facts' of the event and your emotional response to it. Really special and cheered me up as I've just had notification of a motoring offence!

      Love the dedication to Kevin Roberts. Decorum. So much more dignified and appropriate than endless peeves about Madonna/Mike Joyce/Royals/Olympics/Omnivores.

      The 'iPAD' exhibitionist sounds really sad. 'Look at me with my expensive consumer bauble!' The whole digital camera phenomenon is ruining concerts. It's almost as if people aren't interested in 'being there' but only in telling everyone else via YouTube how cool they think they are by their choice of gigs. Ditto the constant texting and even phone calls. MSomeone started noisily crunching on an apple at a Rufus Wainwright show I attended and couldn't fathom why I glared at him. It amazes me how folk have become so enslaved by their 'tamagochi' smartphones that they've become their slaves. I don't know how artists can stand the ADHD of some parts of the modern audience. I wish artists would ban this crap and just post a brief snippet of footage on YouTube for each gig themselves.

      This sounds such a good show after the 'troubled' reports from Manchester. I thought Morrissey's PR team were geographically challenged initially when they said the arena would be the 'only UK show'. But perhaps Morrissey has decided to support the call for Scottish independence by pre-empting the referendum and treating Scotland as already separated.

      'What would Edinburgh be without the rain?'

      My favourite Moz gig ever happened in Edinburgh a few years ago with the unforgettable 'Auld Lang Syne' fan-singalong incident. It still makes me chortle. Such a great city. Really wished I'd pushed the boat out to get there last night now. Oh well! Moz vs Olympics coverage: tough call.

      It seems that Morrissey's brief visit to our shores has ended well before he has his summer hiking holiday in the Alps. I've enjoyed my brief return to this site and will keep it under RSS for the next release of recordings.

      Thanks again for a great review.
    17. Anonymous
      When the guy with the iPad uploads to youtube, everybody will be happy. Hopefully he won't do it anymore now. I also filmed at a concert with my camera and the SMALLER people around me were actually happy about it, because it helped them to see on the display of my camera, what they otherwise could not see because of the heads in front of them.
    18. PeterW
    19. Veg
      Surprised no one has mentioned this, but I thought Kristeen Young was great.

    20. Iarwain
      He actually did the same thing at Manchester the other night. I did the same as you though, couldn't think of something witty in time so I let it pass me by. Curse my brain, going blank in the heat of the moment. Regrets, I've had a few...

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