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Posted: 16 Jul 11, 16:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey guys! Gotta like to hear some comments from you about which live version of IAHL you love most of all?

IMO the best for me are:

Brussels 1st gig
Birmingam 2nd night
Milano 1st night
Sun City
Rio 1st night (good impromptu in lyrics)
Tokyo 9th of May
Nagoya

As i saw before there are osaka night which is mentioned as one of the best performances not because of final night but a great version of this song, but unfortunately there is no something special for me...

And forgot: the most beautiful version is from London 7th of September! This is out of competition because of its greatness!

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Posted: 16 Jul 11, 18:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The best version, in my opinion, is from the first The Works tour gig (Brussels). Also, there are many other great versions, much of them are from 1985. Versions from Tokyo (May 11th, 1985) and Osaka are awesome as well.


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Posted: 16 Jul 11, 23:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Definately Brussels. As far as I can tell it's about the only time he did the first line from his chest, the second line in falsetto, and the final note at correct pitch full voice. Just amazing.
Milan is also a pretty good start, but the last note kinda wrecks it.
From memory there's a pretty good Dublin one as well. Japan and Rio are just annoying :)

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Posted: 17 Jul 11, 04:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't like intros from Japan legs but I have to say that total performances in Tokyo 2nd night in especially Nagoya (as for me) are very beautiful and emotional