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    fm - live sheffield metropolis tour

    Mensaje por arrival el Lun 24 Mayo 2010, 15:15

    os adjunto una crónica de la gira de presentación de metropolis, realizada por un buen amigo mío. está en inglés, pero creo que vale mucho la pena . recordad que teneis el babelfish o algunos otros traductores de internet que os traducen páginas webs o textos enteros :

    Metropolis Tour 2010

    Sheffield O2 Academy – Thursday 20th
    May 2010

    It was great to
    see the reformed FM at Firefest a few years ago but the promised new album
    & tour never materialised and another Firefest headline appearance ensued.
    The new album “Metropolis” arrived a couple of months ago and was a great
    return to form by one of the
    UK’s premier AOR

    So to the tour and
    the opening night in
    Sheffield. Support came from local Sheffield band Psi Phi, who
    play a blend of Prog Funk Fusion & AOR, and the reformed Airrace.

    I first saw
    Airrace 26 years ago when they supported Def Leppard and then not again until
    last year’s Firefest. Since then I have caught them a further couple of times
    and they just seem to get better with every performance. Like the majority of
    groups that have reformed from the eighties, they seem to be having a real
    blast. The majority of tonight’s set was taken from their brilliant debut album
    “Shaft Of Light” first released back in 1984. “Promise To Call”, Do You Want My
    Love Again”, “Open Your Eyes”, personal favourite, “First One Over The Line”
    and set closer, the awesome “Brief Encounter”. Two new tracks were also played
    that are due to appear on a new album later this year which judging by these
    two should be pretty good. Lead singer Keith Murrell still has a brilliant
    voice and with his, now, short hair bares a passing resemblance to Top Gear
    presenter Richard Hammond!

    After a few
    initial technical hitches the FM hit the stage to rapturous applause and
    launched into their set with “Wildside”. Any nerves that the band might have
    had having been away for so long would have been dismissed by the audience
    reaction to the classic “Face To Face” sung by the 300+ crowd. Another track
    from one of the greatest AOR albums “Indiscreet” followed in the form of “That
    Girl”. The sound for a small venue was near to perfect and for once not too

    It was hard to
    tell who was enjoying themselves more, the band or the crowd as more classics
    followed: “Don’t Stop”, “Only The Strong Survive”, “Blood & Gasoline”.

    Three new tracks
    followed from the excellent “Metropolis” album: “Hollow”, “Over You” & “
    Flamingo Road”. These songs
    fitted in perfectly with the old classics. Steve commented on the fact that
    “Hollow” had even been getting airplay on Radio Two courtesy of Ken Bruce!

    The crowd were
    kept in full voice with “All Or Nothing”, “Closer To Heaven”, “Burning My Heart
    Down” & “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”. At the start of the latter
    someone shouted to Steve, “Aretha!” to which he replied, “I wish!” To be honest
    that was the highlight of that song for me and I certainly would not have
    missed it had it been excluded from the set.

    The band left the
    stage for a few minutes to return to more adulation. New guitarist, Jim Kirkpatrick,
    played the solo “Metropolis” before the band played the awesome “Frozen Heart”
    arguably the song of the evening. A pumping version of “American Girls” was
    followed by set closer “Bad Luck”.

    A triumphant
    return by the AOR maestros and a great way to start their tour. Personally, it
    could only have been better if they had replaced “I Heard It On The Grapevine”
    with my favourite FM track “Dangerous”.

    Metropolis tour 2010


    Face To Face

    That Girl


    Only The Strong Survive

    Blood & Gasoline


    Over You

    Flamingo Road

    All Or Nothing

    Closer To Heaven

    Burning My Heart Down

    I Heard It Through The



    Frozen Heart

    American Girls

    Bad Luck

    Line up:-


    Steve Overland - Vocals,

    Mel Goldsworthy - Bass,
    Backing vocals


    Pete Jupp - Drums,
    Backing Vocals

    Jem Davis - Keyboard

    Jim Kirkpatrick -
    Guitars, Backing Vocals


    Audience Reaction: 10

    Personal Enjoyment: 10

    Support: Airrace / PsiPhi

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