Original Sinsuality Tour: The set list and reviews for Tori's June 9, 2005 concert in Nottingham, U.K.
Updated Thu, Jun 09, 2005 - 6:06pm ET
You can now see the set list and reviews for the Nottingham, U.K. concert at the Royal Concert Hall. Tori set list included Pretty Good Year, Little Earthquakes, Another Girl's Paradise, Suede and the covers Street Spirit (Fade Out) by Radiohead and Songbird 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 email@example.com 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 Nottingham, U.K. on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at the Royal Concert Hall. Tori's special guest was Tom McRae and the show started at 7:30PM.
Special thanks to Matt Page and Richard G. for calling me with the set list after the show! Thanks also to Mike Gray who emailed me the correct set list.
Pretty Good Year
Another Girl's Paradise
The Power Of Orange Knickers
Bells For Her
Street Spirit (Fade Out) (Radiohead cover)
Songbird (Fleetwood Mac cover)
A Sorta Fairytale
Cloud On My Tongue
Sleeps With Butterflies
Tear In Your Hand
Putting The Damage On
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From Matt Page and Richard G.:
Tori was supposed to sing Sweet The Sting and then Putting The Damage On during the second encore, but because of a lack of time she only sang Damage. She did take the stage a little late tonight.
Little Earthquakesdebuted for this tour tonight and it was really beautiful. Before she performed it, she said hello to the crowd and said it was sad saying goodbye to the U.K. Tori said she will miss all the people, including those who have been seeing the shows since Dublin. She told the crowd to visit and "Don't be a stranger."
Despite her sadness at leaving the U.K. and Ireland, Tori otherwise seemed in good spirits, and her voice sounded really amazing during the show. Little Earthquakes was truly fantastic, and Pretty Good Year was the strongest it has ever been on this tour. Her version of Suede tonight was much stronger than when she did it in Manchester. It should be noted that Tori is NOT singing the 'Little Sister' part of Suede when she has been performing it on this tour.
Richard added that the show was really good, especially during the first half. He also noted that Tori wore a green dress tonight.
From Tony and Jane Pike:
We attended the Nottingham concert last night. We were lucky enough to have timed our holiday at the beginning of April to the US so that we have seen the Washington and New York concerts as well. The Royal Concert Hall seems to have great acoustics - Tom McCrae sounded superb and the cello player (Ollie?!) was excellent; a really rich sound. Tom had some very enthusiastic volunteers in the lobby who were giving out cards about his new album. Tori was a little late coming on I think as there was a 40 minute gap. The highlights for us of the first part were definitely Little Earthquakes and Suede. Tori's Piano Bar was also very good - Tori sang very deep to get the notes on Street Spirit (Fade Out) and it was a really good version; Songbird again was terrific. The second half started with a different version of A Sorta Fairytale - a favourite of ours and really good. All in all a brilliant concert. It ended with the longest version of The Beekeeper you are ever likely to hear as Tori was disturbed by someone walking in her eye line in the front row - I guess a steward who was trying to stop photography (maybe???). Tori went ballistic, asked him what he thought he was doing (not politely!), told him to go away (not politely!) and then said she was the Beekeeper and her sting was out (again, not politely!). She then said "second verse" and went back a few bars. Never upset a red head, I guess! Tori left the UK last night, but we have arranged to meet some friends in Paris at the weekend and are going to the Paris concert on Monday. We would imagine Snow Cherries from France and Marys of the Sea will be on the set list (and possibly something from Edith Piaf in Tori's Piano Bar?).
From Andy Hudson:
The Nottingham Concert was great and the only one I managed to get to on this tour, I was so excited to have Tori back in my home town! Tori was late coming on and my friend who is the Royal Centre Manager came and told me she would be on in 10 mins as she had some inspiration and was writing a new song! Don't know the details but as you can see from the set list she didn't play it!
Pretty Good Year and Earthquakes were amazing and probably the best versions I have heard. Apart from those two I felt Tori was more sombre and slow than previous tours in the first section. I really liked her choice of covers with a wonderful version of Radiohead's Street Spirit. I loved after the piano bar when she launched in to Fairytale and Spring Haze I felt was really beautiful and engaging this evening. I couldn't wait to hear The Beekeeper live, Tori was halfway through when a random man seemed to appear from nowhere, walk across the front row and stood up talking to someone. Tori stopped playing and said something along the lines of " Excuse Me sir, Smithy what the f**k is this, I'm the f**king Beekeeper right now I'll sting his ass" the crowed cheered she then said from the 2nd verse and took up where she left off.
My highlight of the show had to be the first encore as Sleeps with Butterflies is my favourite Beekeeper track I was over the moon to hear her play it and loved it live. At both encores Tori seemed to be glowing and she couldn't of ended the show any better than with Damage. I'm still glowing myself and can't wait for her to come back to the UK.
From John Everett:
I thought this was an absolutely great concert - just look at the setlist! I had thought it couldn't get better when she played Pretty Good Year as the second song of the first encore but to finish with Putting the Damage On was wonderful. Thank you Tori for finishing the tour in such a wonderful way :-)
I'd never been to Nottingham before and I thought it was a good venue, although they could have split the seat rows down the middle. There was a good atmosphere and I got the impression that a lot of people there had been to more than one concert. Indeed Tori said that some people had joined the tour in Ireland while others (like me!) had started at Wolverhampton. She also said she was very sad to be leaving the UK.
I think the guy who she shouted at wasn't security but was a parent who was trying to tell his daughters in the audience that they had to leave (perhaps to get to a car park before it closed). Anyway she told him to "Get the f**k out of my show" and he did... given that happened during the Beekeeper, I was really pleased we got the encores we did.
From Jacques Hugo:
What an extraordinary show tonight ! I'm honestly still in awe and I keep reliving it in my head. The crowd went crazy when Tori came on - probably round 8:30-35 - wearing a flowing green dress with this white top thing. She looked radiant and bowed in front of the crowd as she always does before trotting over to her piano. She was fairly quiet tonight, only mentioning how sad she is that Nottingham is the last UK show, and that eventhough Englandis her home now,it feels like she's leaving for good or something like that. ButI couldn't have asked for a better set list.
After Original Sinsuality she dropped the first few bars of Pretty Good Year, and I knew it was going to be unforgettable. It was a very strong version of PGY - especially during the "what's it gonna take..." part. Little Earthquakes debuted tonight - well done. Another Girl's Paradise was a huge surprise and I loved the way the lyrics felt so strong for me. Definitely better live than on the Scarlet's Walkalbum. Another highlight for me was one of my favourite Tori songs ever, A Sorta Fairytale. I couldn't believe it. She did it very well tonight.
The weirdest thing happened during TheBeekeeper. Thisfriggin' security man or whomever he was, came walking down the front row pointing and talking to someone. Tori stopped and waved and pointed, loudly saying : "Excuse me Sir ? What thef**kis this ? Smittie, who is this ? Get the f**k out of my show ! I'm the Beekeeper, I will sting his ass ".It was so great - the crowd all cheered her on. Tear in your Hand, Sleeps with Butterflies, and Putting the Damage on were all fantastic encores. I sat right behind the sound people and afterwards the guy gave me a set list. I saw Sweet the Sting was suppose to join Damage as the second encore. Some say Tori cut that because of time, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was because of the crowd. I just felt the audience was a little dead. There was no real energy. And another thing : Who goes to the loo during Cloud on my Tongue !!??
Oh well, all I can say is I had a tremendous time. To be in the same room with the gracious and otherworldly talented Tori Amos was a unique treat. Can't wait 'til next time.