Thanks to @TealAppeal for posting this link in the C+J thread. What a great performance by Chris and Jonny!!!
-Violet Hill with extended intro that some have compared to Spies or AROBTTH. Very fun and makes me wish we were in the MX era with the Violet Hill to GPASUYF super-rocky version again. (By the way all these songs minus AROBTTH are in the same C# minor key, GPASUYF is in C# major).
-A tidbit of Square One and Chris says he likes that song! Maybe they'll relearn it. 🙂
-Sparks! It's a nice performance because on full band ones you can't really hear what Jonny is doing on the piano but here you can hear it and see his speedy transitions between piano and guitar.
-Great version of Higher Power and reinforces the notion that if you were to turn the volume up on the guitars and pull back the synths 10% you'd end up with HLH, which I think is what everyone THOUGHT the song would sound like before it dropped. Jonny plays a few extra guitar parts even compared to the full-band acoustic version (eg some extra textures in the verses) which helps fill it out in a nice way. I wish the album version was closer to this but oh well.
Chris and Jonny just today finished up a short 15minute session in the studio.
It just hit me... think they opened with "A Rush of Blood to the Head" (no lyrics), I'm getting the start of that song but it musically dissolves into "Violet hill"