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Offline Sevy2016

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Why isn't little things being played on E&I?
« on: November 09, 2018, 08:03:16 AM »
I'm a little surprised little things isn't being played on this tour. It is the best example of the idea and notion for the album and for me the best song. Why has it been dropped?



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Re: Why isn't little things being played on E&I?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 05:34:41 PM »
The live version they were playing wasn’t anywhere near as good as the album version, and they don’t seem to have wanted to make the live version more similar.

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Re: Why isn't little things being played on E&I?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 06:35:12 PM »
I don't know.  Obviously we can't answer this question.  But I'd disagree about the live version.  The one I saw that ended that Foxborough JT concert was great, I thought. 

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Re: Why isn't little things being played on E&I?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 08:28:02 PM »
I loved the Vancouver version.

And I would have bet money they would play it on e+i. And I would have been out that money.

Maybe it was just that they did play it just last year.

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Re: Why isn't little things being played on E&I?
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 09:11:45 AM »
I've been wondering myself. It is a very special song.
I was not lucky last year. At both the shows I attended in Berlin and Amsterdam they did not play it and so I did not get to hear it live. :'(
Is it too personal and therefore does not fit in the narrative of the E+I tour where they have the emphasis on unity and love toward the end of the show? I don't know.

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Re: Why isn't little things being played on E&I?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2018, 09:28:25 AM »
Maybe there's just no place to put it.

It's an Experience song (or more accurately a wisdom-at-the-far-end-of-experience song).

It could go in the Mortality section at the beginning - but no way could it go near the beginning of the show.

It doesn't go in the Innocence section.

Doesn't really fit in the Experience->MacPhisto section. Totally wrong tone and the transition leads the wrong way. I guess you could follow Acrobat with LT but that's too sad, way too sad.

You could finish the main set with it but they are trying to go to uplifting there.

You could encore with it but it's too sad.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, it's too sad.

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Re: Why isn't little things being played on E&I?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2018, 07:41:23 PM »
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Maybe there's just no place to put it.

It's an Experience song (or more accurately a wisdom-at-the-far-end-of-experience song).

It could go in the Mortality section at the beginning - but no way could it go near the beginning of the show.

It doesn't go in the Innocence section.

Doesn't really fit in the Experience->MacPhisto section. Totally wrong tone and the transition leads the wrong way. I guess you could follow Acrobat with LT but that's too sad, way too sad.

You could finish the main set with it but they are trying to go to uplifting there.

You could encore with it but it's too sad.

I guess what I'm trying to say is, it's too sad.

I bet you're right.  It didn't fit anywhere in the arc of this show.