Edinburgh, UK - 21 March 2005

Glitz Blitz and 70's Hitz UK Tour 
The Rubettes
featuring Alan Williams
Andy Scott's
February - May 2005

Location: Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre
, The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams, Andy Scott's The Sweet

Photos by: Malcolm Knowles

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The Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre on the day of the concert. Nothing special about the photo at first sight... but check out the date of the show and then look what they've put on the big sign above the main entrance. What's wrong there? (Might be the word "April"...) ;-)



Rob and Phil at the Nickelodeon



Rob and Phil at the Nickelodeon

The "Full Monty"...

The "Full Monty"...

SAILOR after the show

The songs that SAILOR played in Edinburgh:

A Glass Of Champagne
La Cumbia
The Old Nickelodeon Sound
Karma Chameleon
Vera From Veracruz
Girls Girls Girls
Champagne Reprise
Sailor's Hornpipe
The Full Monty

Hornpipes and bagpipes - A concert review by Malcolm Knowles:

The journey from Glasgow to Edinburgh did not take long, allowing me most of the day to wander aimlessly around the tourist spots and shops of this lovely city. If you’ve never been to Edinburgh make plans to go there – it’s a fantastic place even on a grey cloudy day in March.
I arrived at the Edinburgh Playhouse about an hour before the start and it was obvious even then that this was going to be a fairly small audience. This theatre is also quite big and it was going to take plenty of enthusiasm from those present to make this Monday evening a success.
Bang on time, SAILOR took the stage and played the same set as in Glasgow. Again, they had no problem getting the crowd clapping along and I could hear the people in the row behind me signing along perfectly to "Champagne". Plenty of clapping continued through "La Cumbia", and we all swayed in perfect harmony (well just about) to "The Old Nickelodeon Sound". There were not really enough people in the audience to do justice to "Karma Chameleon", but we did our best. Phil introduced the song by again explaining how he had written it with Boy George and that the SAILOR version would appear on "Buried Treasure". It’s a shame that "Buried Treasure" has not been released in time for the tour, but hopefully people will have made a note and will be keeping an eye out for the long awaited release.
For the faithful who were at Glasgow the previous night (and there were several of us) I had hoped the band might have replaced "Vera" with something different, but they decided not to. Both the Rubettes and Sweet did make some changes to their set although, to be fair, the SAILOR set is now working very well and is probably best left as it is.
As in Glasgow, "The Full Monty" was enthusiastically received and, as the lights finally went down on the SAILOR set, there was a good spirited buzz in the hall. Again the band made themselves available for signatures, chats and photo’s during the interval – a gesture which always goes down well.
I chatted for a while to another couple of SAILOR fans (Carol and Alan I think – apologies if the names are wrong) where we reminisced about ‘Sarah Party’ back in 2002.
As the band headed towards Dundee I sadly had to head home. I had thoroughly enjoyed my two days in Scotland and look forward to finding an excuse to visit the area again sometime soon. Once again, this tour provides a fantastic night out and, even though some dates have been cancelled, there is still time to catch this fantastic line-up. Don’t miss out!!
Malcolm Knowles, 26 March 2005

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