Live from The Gathering 2007

ELECTRIC 27th January 2007

The complete Gathering 2007 electric experience captured for the first time ever on one DVD. Over three hours of music (48 Tracks) including all the action from what many fans have described as one of the greatest Mike Peters / Alarm gigs of all time. Just read the review/set list below to see why. It's all here. A multi-camera shoot presented in glorious widescreen with Mike Peters and The Alarm MMVII captured from every conceivable angle. All the emotion of the concert itself, right through to the the awesome punk rock medley and still-anthemic 'Spirit Of '76'.

The Gathering 2007 DVD also features the best of the Friday night Mike Peters' acoustic set.

GATHERING 2007 REVIEW

It was the greatest Mike Peters / Alarm concert ever and we didn't see it coming. From the opening salvo of 'Superchannel', the sonic assault that followed was simply awesome. 'Rescue Me' and a monumental 'Without A Fight' brought up the second wave of the assault and battery, completed by a devastating 'Coming Home'. The Alarm MMVII, coming through, loud and clear.

'Raindown' was slick, cool and professional as each member of the band displayed courage under fire. 'Sold Me Down The River' rocked hard, allowing guitarist James Stevenson to stamp his authority all over the proto-blues riff. 'Be Still' and 'Right Back Where I Started From' were both played with authority as Mike Peters emotionally sang "Sometimes you've got to stop breathing just to stay alive". 'It's Alright / It's O.K.' and 'Breathe' followed with the refrain being picked out by a totally engaged audience.

'Rain In The Summertime' segued perfectly into '21st Century' which began with the tumbling rhythm of Steve Grantley's drums and Craig Adams' deep bass rumble. The audience had their part to play too, as Mike Peters and James Stevenson launched the guitar riffs left and right of centre. As the song began to fade, Mike Peters strummed the intro to 'Drunk And Disorderly' - a serious slice of rock and roll by anyone's standards.

The acoustic section that followed provided a refreshing change of tempo and feel and as the classic Alarm red poppy was projected on the backdrop, the band celebrated the 25 years since it's first appearance on the 'Marching On' single release by performing an acoustic / electric version of the very same song. 'Deeside Town', 'Unsafe Building', 'Something's Got To Give'. 'Knife Edge', 'I Never Left I Only Went Away', 'Where Were You Hiding When The Storm Broke?', 'Cease And Desist', '68 Guns' and 'My Town' took us to the first encore of 'This Is The Way We Are', 'Absolute Reality' and 'Blaze Of Glory'.

The Alarm MMVII appeared for a second encore, blasting into the most amazing and unexpected punk rock medley'. '45 RPM' , 'Blitzkreig Bop', 'Anarchy In The U.K.', 'I'm So Bored With The USA', 'Alternative Ulster' and (I kid you not) a thumping version of Sham 69's 'If The Kids Are United' before returning to '45 RPM' and finally bringing the house down with an electric 'Spirit Of '76'.

Tracklisting

Electric
SUPERCHANNEL
RESCUE ME
WITHOUT A FIGHT
COMING HOME
RAINDOWN
SOLD ME DOWN THE RIVER
BE STILL 
RIGHT BACK WHERE I STARTED FROM
IT’S ALRIGHT / IT’S O.K.
BREATHE
RAIN IN THE SUMMERTIME
INTO THE 21ST CENTURY
THE DRUNK AND THE DISORDERLY
THE STAND
BOUND FOR GLORY
RISE
MARCHING ON
DEESIDE
UNSAFE BUILDING
SOMETHINGS GOT TO GIVE
KNIFE EDGE
I NEVER LEFT I ONLY WENT AWAY
WHERE WERE YOU HIDING WHEN THE STORM BROKE
CEASE AND DESIST
SIXTY EIGHT GUNS
MY TOWN
THIS IS THE WAY WE ARE
ABSOLUTE REALITY
BLAZE OF GLORY
45 RPM
BLITZKREIG BOP
ANARCHY IN THE UK
I'M SO BORED WITH THE USA
ALTERNATIVE ULSTER
IF THE KIDS ARE UNITED
45 RPM [REPRISE]
SPIRIT OF '76

Acoustic
WITOUT A FIGHT
THE DECIEVER
UP FOR MURDER
SIXTY EIGHT GUNS
WALK FOREVER BY MY SIDE
BACK INTO THE SYSTEM
THE MESSAGE
THIS IS LIFE (GET USED TO IT)
MAGGIE MAY
MAGGIES FARM
STAND DOWN MARGARET

£14.99