The interview portion of this is a MESS
When I first heard “Nathan Jones” I thought it was shit but that chorus was such an ear worm it begrudgingly creeped up as a solid enjoyable track for me. In saying that, I was so disappointed it was the show opener.I always find it strange hearing people dislike Nathan Jones (I guess shows we all have very different tastes and opinions at times)….. for me it’s one of their most ICONIQUE singles - the video, the belting Jacquie O vocals, the choreography, the various mixes (the Dave Ford 7” should’ve been the one issued as a single). Then add in the opener to their biggest tours….. it just holds so many great memories for me (and I can still do every move on request as last demonstrated at Cheer Up in London a few weeks back ;-))
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When I first heard “Nathan Jones” I thought it was shit but that chorus was such an ear worm it begrudgingly creeped up as a solid enjoyable track for me. In saying that, I was so disappointed it was the show opener.
Yes! I always prefer that a Greatest Hits setlist be bookended by the most iconic hits. Them not doing “Venus” as the encore also took me by surprise.What would you have gone for? My alternative choice would’ve been Cruel Summer with that extended drum intro.
Cruel Summer to open, Venus to close.
I would have loved True Confessions as the opener with an extended intro like the album.
And in the middle, Preacher Man (Extended Sermon Mix)
I feel they'd have reunited with Jacqui if it brought in the money the original line up tour did. But it likely won't so they likely won't.
I agree, the hardcore would love to see Dame Jacquie back in the fold doing the Pop Life singles, and the casuals wouldn't care as long as they got Venus!Oh I think if they timed it right (pre Xmas) and the right size of venue they could sell a lot of tickets. I know not the same hysteria as Siobhan but the hardcore would be out on force (for me Jacquie was part of the line up when I discovered them properly so there is a nostalgia and an initial run of decent sized hits) plus add in the casuals actually probably wouldn’t care as long as there were 3 bananas…. I know that might sound shallow but ask any “Karen” or “Sandra” to name the members on a Xmas night out they wouldn’t be able to tell ya - just sing along to the songs they love and bring back memories.