Originally planned to be edited down to the size of an EP when it was recorded at the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill, Surrey last November, this release has spiralled out of control somewhat, now featuring the entire live show and also a DVD of promo videos and an extra live performance.
As soon as Makeshift 1 kicks into life, it’s easy to see why Copro Records have decided to make this something a bit more special than they had originally intended. Live recordings don’t always capture the experience of being there; it takes a special kind of skill to record and mix a live show properly and Chris Hamilton has done it perfectly here. You could almost be there.
Fony rip through the ten track setlist with power and intensity, tackling favourites like January Zen, R.I.U.P., Fucking The Sentiment, Chore Again and closing in an awesome version of Wishlist, End. They also treat us to a new track, I, Matador.
Switch to the DVD and you get videos for Chore Again, R.I.U.P., A Satire For The World, Wishlist, End and Nefer plus an extra live performance record for Spanish TV station TVE2 last December.
Consumerism is all about getting value for money these days and you can’t go wrong with this album because with Live At The Harlequin you get a lot of high quality music for your money.
Label: Copro Records
Release date: 25th April 2005