Marathon by ENorm
June 7, 2013, DRU Cultuurfabriek, Ulft (NL)
Since September 2011 I follow the Dutch band ENorm. During the 'Nazomer Open Air' concert (see review) in Enschede, a city in the eastern part of the Netherlands, they performed the music of their former band Marathon. Apart from doing material from the two Marathon albums and songs from their current band, they also
This successful formula of Marathon music interspersed with songs of their favourite bands worked very well, so it was obvious that in 2013 a similar event would take place. This time they called it 'Marathon by ENorm' performed at the DRU Cultuurfabriek in Ulft, another venue in the eastern part of our country. This venue is familiar to the band members because in 2012 they had supported The Watch (see review) in Ulft. I wondered if they would play the same prog rock tunes interspersed with songs recorded by ENorm as during the above-mentioned shows. If they did the audience could look forward to a fantastic evening.
Well, after almost three hours of an amazing performance of the well-oiled machine that ENorm is, I could only conclude that they'd broadly stuck to their repertoire of the last couple of years. This means that they also played songs from ENorm's latest album Finding My Way (2012, see review). Tracks like Horizon, High Above The Ground and Zoe
Of course not everything was similar to the concerts they previously performed, although the way they opened the second set reminded me of their last year's tribute to U2. Once more only Eric and Ronald ten Bos shared the stage doing a great acoustic guitar version of Love Of My Life. This was the start of an amazing Queen- medley containing excerpts from Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure, One Vision, Tie Your Mother Down, Another One Bites The Dust, I Want To Break Free, Radio Ga Ga and We Will Rock You. The band managed to do this perfectly; on this year's Queen's Day they played the same medley that Marathon already had performed in 1997.
People who attended this concert could look back at a very entertaining evening. Maybe it could have been a bit more crowded, but that didn't prevent these excellent musicians from doing their utmost to treat us to very good music!
Henri Strik (edited by Peter Willemsen)
Setlist Enorm:Set 1:
High Above The Ground
On The Loose
Old And Wise
Eye In The Sky
Beauty Of Silence
Patterns Of The Landscape
Time To Say Goodbye (with Karin Hertsenberg)
Barcelona (with Karin Hertsenberg)
The Spirit of Radio
La Villa Strangiato
I'll Be There
Beyond The Veil
Pictures Enorm by Arthur Haggenburg
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Line up Enorm:(left to right)
Ronald ten Bos:
guitars, backing vocals
Eric ten Bos:
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