[Live Review] Stuttgart, Germany – 10 February 1999

February 10, 1999
Liederhalle
Stuttgart, Germany

Review by Jurg

Roddy Frame (formerly with a Scottish band called Aztec Camera) openedfor her. At 9.15, Sheryl and her new band stood onstage. We were very happy ! Here‘s the setlist:

    Maybe That’s Something
    My Favorite Mistake
    Leaving Las Vegas
    A Change
    Anything But Down (finishing with some lines from “Is It Like Today” by World Party.)
    It Don’t Hurt
    Riverwide
    If It Makes You Happy
    Am I Getting Through
    The Difficult Kind
    Sweet Rosalyn
    Members Only
    All I Wanna Do
    There Goes the Neighborhood
    Strong Enough
    Mississippi
    Everyday is Winding Road
    Home

The new band (Tim Smith-guitar,bass ; Peter Stroud-guitar ; Mike Rowe-keyboards ; Jim Bogios-drums ; Lorenza Ponce-violin, guitar ; Matt Brubeck-cello) is simply excellent ! They allow Sheryl to play all her new music very well, she seems to have a lot of musical ‘freedom’ to perform her music in a live-setting. Some of the songs of her new CD, especially “The Difficult Kind” sounded better, tighter than on disc. Especially guitarrist Peter Stroud (formerly in Pete Droge‘s band “The Sinners”) is an extremely versatile player. Some interesting new versions : “All I Wanna Do” never sound so good, “Strong Enough” was played without the accordion, but with slide-guitar parts instead ! “Mississippi” sounded like John Mellencamp in his best “The Lonesome Jubilee” period. Sheryl played bass on songs, for instance “Mistake,” “Anything,” “Neighborhood,” harp on “It Don’t Hurt” and grand piano on “Home” as the last encore, only accompanied by cello and violin. The sound was excellent, crystal clear. There was a nice lightening, too, and some video projections (partly rather strange pictures, like eyes in a can, partly very funny, during “All I wanna do” for instance.)

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