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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Kjell's review of Salem in Malmö, 26.08.2010

Thanks to my very good friend Kjell for the setlist and review of Salem and the band at Malmöfestivalen:

Salem played with his usual band (Nisse, Adam and Jakob). There was also some pre-recorded music, but not much...

The deep bass tones were too strong and distorted, and sometimes "buried" the music, but it improved later on. Apart from that, the sound was good.

1. Red Rock. Rather short, it soon turned into...
2. Cold Shower.
3. It's Only You (Part II). A favourite...
4. Roxy. What a great song! The audience really got going here...
5. 4 O'Clock. The audience did the hand clapping and the "Here we go again" chorus. This song just gets better and better...
6. Brooklyn Sun. Lovely...
7. Astronaut.
8. Good Song. A very bluesy guitar in the beginning made Salem laugh, and he couldn't stop... He had to restart, and now he succeeded. This will become a classic, it's a great song.
9. Virgin Mary. Salem got the audience (me too) dancing here...
10. Dream Girl.
11. Backseat, labeled by Salem as a cover. This was a different version, blended with the "cyber-space" part of "Don't wanna talk about it". Very groovy...
12. It's True.
13. Keep on Walking. Another classic song!?

The audience wanted more, so:
Encore: I'm So Happy. Salem told the story about the woman that wanted this song at a wedding... Bad idea! At the end of the song, Salem wouldn't finish until everyone got their hands in the air... I think almost all did!

As a "post" encore, we could listen to "Cowboys and Dinosaurs".

In the beginning of the show, Salem said that this audience was the largest one during the summer tour. I suppose we were a few thousand...(15,000 according to Expressen's review!)

As usual, Salem got the crowd going with his energy during the songs and his talk in between. The audience definitely enjoyed the show, although the spirit was not at 100% all the time, as it rarely is when there are so many people... I enjoyed it too, with some magical moments in some of the songs. The weather was good too (last year it was raining). I would rate the concert to a strong 4 on a scale to 5.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The same setlist as at the concert in Virserum, if I'm right ;)