Friday, June 01, 2012

Ron Sexsmith- Westminster Church, May 9, 2012

 It was over three weeks ago when I sat in a church pew to watch a concert. Westminster Church was the venue for Ron Sexsmith's latest stop in Winnipeg. I sometimes wonder if it was his idea to perform in a church or his agent, thought it was a clever idea. I couldn't complain about the acoustics or ambiance for show because the sound was wonderful and the setting was beautiful, but I wonder if this is Ron Sexsmith's subtle way of setting us up for a religious experience. I didn't really realize until I actually listened to the lyrics of some songs and besides the fact he exudes a dreary, depressed person, he likes to sing about god quite a bit...oh dear. Don't get me wrong, he's a talented songwriter and one the most respected musicians in our country and I like his music a lot, so I'm not suggesting anything, just thinking out loud. Church's do that to me sometimes.

The last time I saw a Ron Sexsmith concert was back in 1999 at the West End Cultural Centre when he performed solo. I was pleasantly surprised that this time he performed with the band, which definitely livened things up. His band was tight, the sound was good and overall the show was a nice experience. When tickets went on sale back before Christmas, I snapped up a pair right way since he was playing in such an intimate venue (I realized later the church actually has a fair capacity) I figured it would sell out fast. Too bad when you buy general admission (rush seating) tickets early, it doesn't guarantee you a better seat. I hate arriving over an hour before the show starts so I can stand in line outside before the doors open a half hour before the scheduled show time. I sat in the balcony on those uncomfortable pews, (it's a wonder I still fell asleep during the service when I was forced to attend church when I was a teenager), but even then the view was fine.

I recorded the concert from my seat and the sound quality is pretty good with some room ambiance, but it's bright and clear. I posted the show on Dime earlier in the week and I was hoping someone would help out with the setlist. I'm not a huge fan, so I don't have all his albums so there are holes in my list. I listed the songs I knew for sure, but if you can help out it would be greatly appreciated!

Westminister Church
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
May 9, 2012

Sony ECM-DS70P mic> Tascam DR-07> USB> 16 bit Wav>
Direct Wave MP3 splitter> FLAC> rar file

03. The Reason Why
04. Love Shines
06. Strawberry Blonde
07. Impossible World
08. Late Bloomer
09. Get In Line
13. God Loves Everyone (solo)
14. Still Time (solo)
15. Listen (w/Don Kerr)
17. Believe It When I See It
18. Brandy Alexander
19. Secret Heart

23. Whatever It Takes My Love (?)

Sorry, file removed :(


DEPHOT said...

thanks for posting this. great to hear ron.
here are the titles for you:

thinking out loud
cheap hotel
the reason why
love shines
wastin' time
strawberry blonde
child star
late bloomer
get in line
how on earth
gold in them hills
god loves everyone
still time
believe it when i see it
brandy alexander
secret heart
all in good time
former glory
every time I follow
whatever it takes

DEPHOT said...

Impossible World

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