“Farewell Show-Live in London”
2 CD set
Grade = A-
I wish I could have been there.
Having seen delirious? in concert three times, I wish I could see them just one more time. This recording of the band’s final concert is the next best thing.
While I don’t think sing-a-longs are very effective on a disk, I found myself being carried away on “Majesty.” The distorted guitar on “Inside/Outside” (one of my personal fave delirious? songs) gives the feeling of a new version. Guitarist Stu G sizzles on “Investigate.”
With 14 albums and that have sold nearly three million recordings, and with seven Top 40 general market UK chart singles and two Top 30 general market UK chart albums, delirious? has deservedly earned the praise of its peers.
tobyMac says “They’ve redefined the praise and worship scene,”
while Chris Tomlin says, “Delirious? is the band that has continued to set me on fire when I hear their music.”
Bart Millard of MercyMe adds “Delirious? is one of the most important bands in the past 10 -15 years, not
to mention my all-time favorite band.”
Darlene Zschech says, “For many years now, Delirious? have been inspiring us in our pursuit of Christ through their creative genius and uncompromising message of faith and hope through music.”
Delirious? lead singer martin Smith gets the final word. “Fabula Est Vestri, the story is yours. It always has been about you; ordinary but extraordinary people who joined together across denominations, against our prejudices, our fears. People who have stood together in the face of adversity.”
“And WE have become a voice that speaks out for the oppressed,” continues Smith, “for those who do not have a voice. We too became a voice that sings ‘God’ songs that shake the earth. And friends, we will continue to shake the earth. Just never stop singing.”
If there is one drawback, if you have the recent “Greatest Hits” or final tour (not concert) set, you’ll have many of the songs included in this set.
– Rob S.