Simply Red was pretty good
I saw Simply Red perform at the Saratoga Mountain Winery last night. It was a pretty good show.
The show started late since the opening act had cancelled. Everywhere I turned there was a sign letting me know this. I wonder why they thought it was so important I knew.
I was concerned when I didn't recognize the first 5 or so Simply Red songs. They played stuff from their new CD, but I'm not sure if they knew that their new CD hasn't come out yet here in the US. They made a comment at the start of the show suggesting that this was the first show of their tour. I find the Saratoga Mountain Winery an odd place to start a tour.
But my fears came to an end. 2 of my favorite songs ever (not merely my 2 favorite Simply Red songs) are Something Got Me Started and Money's Too Tight To Mention, which the played both. Another Simply Red favorite is Fairground, which they played. They saved their newest hit, Sunrise, until the very end of their second "encore".
Overall a pretty good show. But pricey.