The Legendary Pink Dots
Farewell, Milky Way

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Legendary Pink Dots - Farewell, Milky Way

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  1. A Crack In Melancholy Time
  2. On Another Shore
  3. Vigil-Anti
  4. Love In A Plain Brown Envelope
  5. 9 Shades To The Circle
  6. Demolition 13
  7. Bella D
  8. Needles
  9. Space Captain (Extended)

The Silverman - keyboards
Ryan Moore - bass, drums
Martijn de Kleer - guitars, drums
Edward Ka-Spel - voice, keyboards
Niels van Hoornblower - horns
Raymond Steeg - sound wizardry

Recorded live at The Melkweg (Dutch for "The Milky Way") in Amsterdam for VPRO Radio in 1994. It was the LPDs last show at the club after playing there each year since 1984, hence the title.

A lovely recording of the Dots show from 1994 in Amsterdam's Milky Way Club. Not the best quality, but surely not the worst for it being a live show. There is a nice blend of songs on here - mostly their fav's from their live line up, from "Space Captain" to "A Crack in Melancholy Time." Edward and the band jam together and, even though heard on a stereosystem, bring forth an array of sinister tunes that can truly bring you back to their captivating live performances. This version of "9 Shades to the Circle," like their current tour's encore, strays lyrically from the Nine Lives to Wonder original, and at this show includes very haunting percussion effects and startling crashes that literally made me jump and rush to turn the volume down. "Premonition 13" gives chills with its bitter edged bite of captivating words and changing melodies. The version of "Belladonna" is acceptable, despite barely being able to hear Edward's voice. The original version of "Needles" appears here as well, and eerily comes and goes, fading into an quiet, awesome and completely awe-inspiring extended version of "Space Captain," which is a definite highlight of the show. The Milky Way was the first club they played in Holland and this concert was their final show before the club closed its doors. - Daniel McKernan, Brainwashed