Palace - Moscow, Russia, March 4th, 2005
review of EWF second concert in Kremlin Concert Hall (4 of March). The house
was packed with people - something about 6 000! There
was many Russian showmen, jazz musicians and other popular people. I got
couple of autographs.
We (me and my wife) were
seated in the middle of the 20 row, right before sound engineers.
was I would say extremely excellent - clean and powerful! We can hear every
guitar chord and every drum beat. So as we were so close to the people from
EWF crew we got acquainted with lady in charge of the light show! She was so
kind to give us the set list! Here it is with remarks from the EWF.
01. Fall In Love With Me (only intro with horns and
MC prerecorded voice – “Presenting the mighty elements…”)
02. Boogie Wonderland
03. System Of Survival
06. Serpentine Fire
07. Kalimba Story (New Way)/Evil
08. Got To Get You Into My Life
09. After The Love Is Gone
10. Reasons/ Reasons Intro
11. I Like The Way-Intro
12. In The Stone
13. Sing A Song
14. Shining Star – New Ending
15. Fantasy (No Longer Intro/Stay On Stage)
17. Let’s Groove
18. Mighty Mighty
19.Intro/That’s The Way Of The World
Now I’ll try to put into words the run of the
concert. You know it’s still hard for me to believe that I SAW EWF! I’m
still there and the music is playing in my mind. EWF were in excellent mood,
full of energy and gave us unforgettable 2 hours long show! My wife like
the way EWF horn section was dancing. They started dancing and signing right
after Fall In Love With Me intro. The first 7 songs were in a kind of big
medley with no stops at all! Kalimba Story and Evil included long drum
solos delivered by 4 EWF drummers together and individually.
Philip Bailey simply blew the house with his superhuman voice! He deserved
long standing ovation from the audience! Vadim Zilberstein brought very
bluesy feeling to the song with his solo. From I Like The Way to Mighty
Mighty started THE PARTY! Everyone jumped on the feet and danced. You simply
couldn’t resist the groove. All I remember that I and my wife were dancing,
singing and screaming! Together with my wife we made our closer the stage
and watched the show the rest of the concerts from really close distance. In
the end of Mighty Mighty Verdine White and David Witworth brought the photo
camera and took pictures of them with the audience! It was fun.
On That’s The Way Of The World
Vadim Zilberstein gave us beautiful guitar solo and he spoke in Russian with
us (with little accent). He said that EWF is grateful to all Russian fans
for their devotion, heart and soul.
It was very touching.