April 22, 2012 - De Pul, Uden (NL)
This concert of the German band RPWL was one of the concerts I was looking forward to. The past has proven that a show of this formation feels like a family meeting with many familiar faces in the audience and a nice atmosphere. Thus it was good to be in venue De Pul in Uden on that Sunday evening. The new RPWL - tour has been completely built on their latest album Beyond Man And Time (see review). By doing so the band took a risk, because the majority of their fans are very familiar with the songs from their previous albums and there's always a chance that a new album hasn't yet settled in their minds.
The enthusiasm of the audience made that the band quickly returned to perform four additional songs. The first encore was just a feast of recognition; these songs are part of almost every RPWL-show I've seen. So after outstanding versions of Sleep, Trying To Kiss The Sun, Breathe In, Breathe Out and Roses, the show was supposed to be over, but the audience yelled for one more song. As a last encore they got the classic piece Hole In The Sky. After the show, a part of the audience stayed in the concert hall to talk to the band members. They were very friendly and willing to talk with their fans, while others made pictures. This kind of openness makes RPWL one of the most accessible bands I've known.
Pedro Bekkers (edited by Peter Willemsen)
We Are What We Are (The Keeper)
Beyond Man And Time (The Blind)
Unchain The Earth (The Scientist)
The Ugliest Man In The World (The Ugly)
The Road Of Creation (The Creator)
Somewhere In Between
The Wise In The Desert
Trying To Kiss The Sun
Breathe In, Breathe Out
Hole In The Sky
Pictures by Henri Strik
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Line up RPWL:(left to right)
vocals, keyboards and sharp dressing
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