Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Underworld - Everything, Everything (2000)
But this phase of Underworld definitely ended in style – witness this brilliant live document of a May 1999 performance in Brussels. Karl Hyde’s electrifying presence as frontman is very much in evidence, and all the songs sound great, with an extra freshness from being performed live; the only minor tradeoff being a slight loss of some of the subtleties of the studio albums. Jumbo, from 1999’s Beaucoup Fish, is my favourite here, possibly as it’s the most understated track, and thus gets more room to breathe. The concert movie that was released shortly afterwards adds a few more tracks, and shows even more plainly what a great live band Underworld are. In a note from the CD sleeve that just dates it perfectly, the concert was to be ‘available on DVD and VHS in October 2000’.
Walking in the wind at the waters edge comes close to covering my rubber feet