Yeah, I bought the Scenes From A Memory re-issue so I simply had to get this one as well. 30 bucks for the record is totally worth it though 75 bucks for the shipping to Sweden was a bit of a shock. Ordered it anyhow though. Now I'm just hoping it's properly packaged so that it's in good condition when it arrives.
So, tomorrow is the big day. I can't wait and as it seems there have been some changes to the setlist. The European tour began yesterday in Finland and they went with the first of the two setlists that they've been using during the American tour, the one in which [i]The Silent Man[/i] + [i]Beneath the Surface[/i] are played during the acoustic session. These were the changes to that setlist last night in Helsinki:
[i]These Walls[/i] was replaced by [i][b]6:00[/b][/i]
[i]Endless Sacrifice[/i] was replaced by [i][b]Surrounded[/b][/i]
[i]The Ytse Jam[/i] was replaced by [i][b]A Fortune in Lies[/b][/i]
[i]Forsaken[/i] was replaced by [i][b]War Inside My Head[/b][/i] + [i][b]The Test That Stumped Them All[/b][/i]
[i]Through My Words[/i] + [i]Fatal Tragedy[/i] were replaced by [i][b]The Spirit Carries On[/b][/i]
[i][b]The Root of All Evil[/b][/i] was also added (the new setlist contains one song more than the previous ones) and [i]Outcry[/i] was moved so that it's now played after the acoustic session rather than before it.
The question is, what can we expect for the Stockholm concert as we'll most probably get the second setlist?
[i]Forsaken[/i] and [i]Caught in a Web[/i] have been taking turns during the American Tour so I wonder if [i]War Inside My Head[/i] + [i]The Test That Stumped Them All[/i] will also only be played every other concert and if so, what will be played instead tomorrow? Personally I'd love to see [i]This Is the Life[/i] make its live debut but I'm definitely not going to hold my breath for that.
Anyhow, it also seems as if the encores have switched places since [i]Pull Me Under[/i] was played yesterday. This should mean that we're getting [i]Under A Glass Moon[/i] instead, which suits me perfectly.
Cool, some changes have been made it seems. Yesterday they played the first of the two setlists they've been using during the Dramatic Tour - the one where [i]The Silent Man[/i] and [i]Beneath The Surface[/i] are performed during the acoustic session.
The differences, as far as I can tell:
Some nice changes in my opinion. The only thing I'm slightly bummed about is that [i]Fatal Tragedy[/i], which is one of my favorite songs, was taken out. Then again, [i]The Spirit Carries On[/i] is definitely my favorite among the "new" songs on the setlist. I just wish that both of them were performed. ^^
You'll probably get your email like tomorrow or something like that. I think that they said that one could expect an email with details and information about five days before the concert.
Don't know at the moment. The fact that [i]Scenes From a Memory[/i] was released on vinyl a few months ago could mean that others will follow in the future. I'd sure like to see that as I only own four of their records on vinyl; [i]Scenes From a Memory[/i], [i]Systematic Chaos[/i], [i]Black Clouds & Silver Linings[/i] and [i]A Dramatic Turn of Events[/i]. I'd love to get my hands on the rest, [i]especially[/i] the ones you mention. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
Oh, and about the Scenes vinyl. Make sure you order it as soon as possible cause I think it was limited to 3000 copies. My copy is #2802 and I pre-ordered as soon as it was announced. Good luck.
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