I second that emotion
The possibilities of what Moz could do live are great.
Orchestra,with solo piano,with a different backing band ,a residency where he played completely different sets etc...
Well I think we can forget about the piano/orchestra thing. He has said in interviews that he really is a drum, guitar, bas kind of guy and that he would never "sit behind a piano", etc.
Not in those exact words but that's basically the gist of it.
So long as he's conscious and, preferably, upright, I'm happy. Then again, a horizontal Morrissey wouldn't be so bad either.
I think even with a sole pianist and nothing else would be kind of boring.
Well it would be insane to think of Morrissey sitting behind a piano, of course. I think even with a sole pianist and nothing else would be kind of boring. But an orchestra -- come on, Moz, you can afford it!
You can even keep the band with you, just have the orchestra in the pit or whatever :nopity:
Evidence for the defence,m'lud :
(with Steve Nieve,Costello's master keyboardman,I've seen just the two of them do 2hour shows and they're far from boring)
He did various cities with different UK symphony orchestras over about 10 days.
I see. Well I'm no fan of costello in general but I don't think he is a visual "physical" artist unlike moz whos shows are more than just music and nice songs. It's like a combination of hockey and religion. An orchestra just wouldn't do it for me. And also, if an orchestra is located in pit, where would I stand?