Also I love how some posters here are sooooo triggered by another person’s experience of a live show. If you thought she sung live that’s your experience. Why is it “absolute nonsense” when I was at the show? Were you there? If you saw her live and she sang live for you at a different show then it doesn’t make your experience right/same with mine.
Did I force my opinion on anyone about this? No. I was discussing it with someone else yet this person had to insert THEMSELVES into the conversation. My pronoun is not they. It’s clearly written there to be seen in my profile. You don’t need to be rude about it. Yes I’m talking about you @Glitterizer.
Yeah, hope it's clear that I wasn't attacking you in this way; just found the conversation interesting as I'd never experienced her full on lip syncing in all my years of seeing them, but had certainly heard her singing along to backing tracks to give that layered experience.
See this is actually my problem with Goldfrapp live. The live versions sound identical to the recorded ones. They could certainly mix things up a bit. The exception is Strict Machine but that same version is one which they've rolled out many times over the years. It's probably why I'll give this tour a miss, much as I adore the album. Also, it's more than £40 so I might just stick to the CD, it'll be the same experience.
I've sometimes been frustrated by this, too, though, candidly, I think your description does perhaps miss a tad of the nuances they (in the past) added to live performances to give the songs some distinction from their recordings and to give them some more oomph. (The Love Invention performances really do look dull to me because of the precise way you've described them.)
With regard to Goldfrapp the band, I'm not going to go back and add cited footnotes, but I seem to distantly recall that as Will pulled back from performing in the band, his focus landed more on the sound design and arrangements for their tours. The impression I got was that both he and Alison were perfectionists in this regard and perhaps they could have benefited from loosening things up a bit.. like they did with their extended live performances of Little Bird and Ride a White Horse.