Original Sinsuality Tour: The set list and reviews for Tori's June 29, 2005 concert in Zurich, Switzerland
Updated Wed, Jun 29, 2005 - 5:13pm ET
You can now see the set list and reviews for the Zurich, Switzerland concert at Kongresshaus. Tori set list included Siren, Northern Lad, Twinkle and the covers On Saturday Afternoons In 1963 (Rickie Lee Jones) and A Case Of You (Joni Mitchell) during Tori's Piano Bar segment of the show. 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 Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at Kongresshaus. Tori's special guest was Tom McRae and the show started at 8:00PM.
Special thanks to Richard G. and Eric for calling me with the set list after the show!
Silent All These Years
Cool On Your Island
On Saturday Afternoons In 1963 (Rickie Lee Jones cover)
A Case Of You (Joni Mitchell cover)
Cars And Guitars
Sweet The Sting
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From Richard G. and Eric:
Tori was in an excellent mood tonight and was really hitting all the high notes. Siren was extremely intense, as was Yes, Anastasia. Tori's written set list had her doing Martha's Foolish Ginger and Amber Waves for the first encore and then 1000 Oceans and China for the second encore. You can see what she actually did in the set list above.
Tori did several improvs during the evening. After beginning Northern Lad, she stopped and said "I fucked up". She then did an improv where she sang something like this, ""I feel like I am 13 years old again, writing a song for a boy I had a crush on before he even knew that I could write songs. He said he would hit me. His name was John Middleton. The funny thing is that many years later he asked me for two free tickets and backstage passes because his girlfriend was in love with me... - fuck this guy." After this, she performed Northern Lad to completion.
During Amber Waves, the organ would not work, and so Tori drummed on the organ and sang those parts accapella with the audience clapping along.
Earlier in the show, Tori said hello and mentioned that she had not been here for a while, and that the last time she was there was right after she got married.
I absolutely adored this concert, I enjoyed every minute and thought it was a very entertaining concert.
Musical highlights were
- Yes, Anastasia. The bass of the piano is so powerful and Tori's voice sounded very passionate.
- Siren: it was absolutely breathtaking, especially the intro, where she groaned and hammered on the piano for certainly a minute. And the song itself was also incredibly powerful. I'm not even a fan of this song, but this version was so good!
- And then the last song - China... I was standing in front of the stage, was looking directly at Tori the whole time and we were all gathering around her and then she started playing this song and for me, it was just perfect. I love this song anyway and it just seemed perfect for this evening.
I also loved A Case Of You, I always wanted to hear that.
The other songs were very enjoyable too, but I don't want to write a boring comment to every song. But what made this evening so memorable, were the little interactions between Tori and the public. Thank god Tori didn't make the obligatory chocolate remark, instead she told a funny story about the last time she was here in Zurich (in 1998):
She was wearing a blonde wig (!) and was sitting with the band at the lake (I guess) and Mark said to someone that this man (perhaps the drummer?) was very lucky to have such a beautiful girlfriend! Someone told Mark then that this girlfriend was in fact Tori, his wife whom he didn't recognize. To end the story she said something like this showed her that Strange Little Girls could work.
To the improv to Northern Lad: she said something like she liked this boy when she was 13 but he didn't like her and that she would write songs for him. Later she said, that his name was John Middleton (?) and that he wanted free tickets and backstage passes for his girlfriend who was in love with Tori. Tori told him: "go fuck yourself!". Then she made these devil horns!
The Amber Waves incident was very funny too. I feared a very reserved audience because Swiss people are not like Italians or even Germans, but it was fantastic!
It was a very beautiful evening, and now I'm sad that it's already over!
They were very heavy storms on Zurich that night, maybe that?s why Tori gave a sort of aquatic theme to the show?
I was there with my friend Christine and it was our first solo gig. It was very exiting and we both really preferred Tori without a band.
The show was FANTASTIC, the set list was perfect, she played many of my favourite tunes.
I was on the 13th row for the main part of the show but I managed to run to the first row for the encores After sweet the sting tori came to the front of the stage and I was able to touch her hand (I know that sounds a bit stupid, but I was sooooo happy about it!!)
My personal highlight was twinkle because it's one of my favourite and because it means so much to me... I couldn't believe she performed it!!
Otherwise Siren was unbelievable, I had no idea this song could sound so powerful solo! GOSH! Cool on your island was very emotional, too...
The improvs were very very funny, I am glad she got the beginning of northern lad wrong, the story about the guy she had a crush on was hilarious. (I wonder if the song northern lad is inspired by him?)
From Natasha Schaad:
A ten year dream come true!!!!
It was such a beautiful concert. My knowledge of Tori live has only been informed by the to Venus and Back live disc, and I found the real audio experience to surpass it. Playing those 2 instruments simultaneously... I've never seen anyone else do that, and - virtuosity aside- with such grace and style! The purity and clarity of her voice is just stunning- that melodic phrasing at the end of 'Cooling' when she just soars... shivers. And she held that level throughout.And I think I lost it a little during the Piano Bar selections - did anyone else feel like those songs were just for them?! Having read and heard stories of a wild woman at the piano, this concert was a little different - it didn't feel like she was channelling a particular archetype that night ( as she describes in her book), she was just Herself. The songs that I feel I know so well took on a whole new dimension - I think one of the markers of great music is when you can discover and rediscover new things, when you hear something new or deeper, with each listen. The lighting was beautiful, a spot on weaving of sound and light, the FOH sound was loud and clear. For the encore i managed to wiggle my way to the front and rest elbows on the stage to observe from closer up...twinkling.. wow she is just magic. A loyal core of fans and in general a very receptive (almost sold out) audience made for a close and lovely warm atmosphere to counteract the stormy weather... the technical problems on the organ during 'Amber Waves' in the encore were almost fitting.... just that week Switzerland's entire train system was laid low by an electrical fault! Talk about getting 'the vibe' of a place for the concert.... (hihi)