Too Drunk To Dream

…ain’t no drinking when the bottle’s dry…

The Frames – Live at Vicar Street, Dublin 10-01-2006

“We have all the time in the world, to get it right…”

The Frames… what to say. In a long, slow, dramatic history between myself and this band, our relationship has blossomed into something that is well beyond the standard. The feeling and emotion that is conveyed through their music is so overpowering and universal. It envelopes the listener, delivering a beautiful product that transcends and transforms. I don’t like to be without them.

So today, I offer up a show from Dublin, their hometown. While the recording itself isn’t, by any means, perfect, I find it to be an enjoyable listening experience in front of a great hometown crowd. It’s of a band lifted on high by the energy in the room, beautiful music that reminds us that U2 aren’t the greatest Irish band in the world. (sorry, had to.)

Vicar Street
Dublin – Ireland

Recording & Artwork: Niko Springstein

This recording is dedicated to Mic Christopher (he still travels with us)


Disc 1:
01 True
02 Rise
03 Lay Me Down
04 God Bless Mom
05 Falling Slowly
06 Seven Day Mile
07 Finally
08 Dream Awake
09 Sideways Down
10 Song For Someone
11 Revelate
12 Fake
13 Your Face
14 People Get Ready

Disc 2:
01 Neath The Beeches
02 The Cost
03 Santa Maria
04 Pavement Tune
05 Star Star ** / Hotellounge
06 encore
07 Sad Songs
08 Skylarkin` (with Aimee Christopher)
09 Medley: a) Out On The Weekend (by Joe Doyle) (Neil Young cover)
b) Blue Mountains Of Virgina (by Rob Bochnik)
c) Spencer The Rover (by Colm Mac Con Iomaire)
d) Trail Of The Lonesome Pine (by Johnny Boyle)
e) The Mountain (by Fiarce Aiken) (Steve Earl cover)**quite possibly my new favorite song
10 Fitzcarraldo

“Remember one thing: you can never do enough for Ireland!!” (intro to Fitzcarraldo)

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April 17, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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