Original Sinsuality Tour: The set list and reviews for Tori's June 18, 2005 concert in London U.K.
Updated Sat, Jun 18, 2005 - 7:33pm ET
You can now see the set list and reviews for Tori's performance in London U.K. at the Royal Festival Hall during the Songs of Innocence - Protest Songs and Lullabies, which is part of the Patti Smith Meltdown series. Tori set list included Mother Revolution, and Pretty Good Year. If you were at this concert and want to send The Dent a review, please email Mikewhy at firstname.lastname@example.org with your review or comments. You can also post your review of the show on The Dent's Original Sinsuality Tour Forum. Thanks for sharing your reviews with The Dent.
Tori performed in London U.K. on Saturday, June 18, 2005 at the Royal Festival Hall during the Songs of Innocence - Protest Songs and Lullabies, which is part of the Patti Smith Meltdown series. Tori was one of several artists that performed that evening.
Special thanks to Richard G. and John for calling me after the show with the set list.
Silent All These Years
Pretty Good Year
No encores or covers
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From Richard G.:
Tori only performed 4 songs during her appearance at this event, and she did not say anything to the audience. There were no covers or encores. All the artists including Tori appeared on stage at the end of the event and sang together. They sang "Inchworm" from the biopic "Hans Christian Andersen". Mother Revolution was extra strong tonight. Richard found the mix of artists at the show to be really interesting.
I went to the Patti Smith Meltdown - Songs of Innocence and Protest tonight. It was an amazing show, with the most wonderful mix of artists. Tori performed 4 songs, Silent All These Years, Mother Revolution, Winter and Pretty Good Year. All songs were performed on the piano, including Mother Revolution. Personally - i thought MR was much better just on the She played short piano improv's before the first two songs. She also came out for the finale, with everyone else, including Patti Smith, Marianne Faithful, Yoko Ono, Beth Orton, Sinead O'Connor, Kristin Hersh, Billy Bragg, and the rest of the performers. I wasn't able to find out the name of the song they sang, but it had Patti reading poetry over the top.
As the Bosendorfer was wheeled onto stage, murmurs began to rise from fans sitting paitently in the dark, as the excitement grew Tori made her entrance, begining with her usual native american style audience blessing.
She placed herself at the piano stool and began to play, within the first few bars of the song, fans had clicked and screams of excitement called out as she dived right in to "Silent All These Years", which was greated with thunderous applause from fans and non-fans alike.
Silence fell among the audience and as Tori began her next song, several fans (myself included) jumped in excitement as she began to play the first few chords... excited whispers of 'Cornflake Girl' murmurd around the audience, however, as excited as we all were, this suddenly changed into "Mother Revolution" - which was then followed by a stunning version of "Winter" - which gained a standing ovation from several fans.
Tori's final song was "Pretty Good Year", which also achieved much screaming from fans as well as what was probably the loudest applause of the whole night.
At the end of the night, Tori, joined therest of the evening's performers, which included the likesof Marianne Faithful, Yoko Ono, Beth Orton and Eliza Carthy to perform backing vocals for Patti Smith, on her musical reading of a William Blake poem.
All in all it was a great night -even if she did cause many near heart attacks with fans who thought Cornflake Girl was in for an airing.
Read a review of the entire evening from The Daily Telegraph