My dream setlist is not many other people's. But 2000-06-04 West Valley City [AUDv1] comes darn close.
The Same Deep Water as You, A Night Like This (which I've heard 3 times but always enjoy), If Only Tonight We Could Sleep (heard twice), Siamese Twins, and Ornography. I guess this show rotated out Sinking for awhile on the 2000 tour...
I've got roughly 25 shows from the 2000 tour to suffer through (envision Dom Deluise from Mel Brooks' History of the World saying "More wine!").
I'm taking a break listening to a few real physical CDs I've ordered: The original Bladerunner soundtrack (released very late in 1994 by Vangelis himself), and the "Definitive Collection" of Steely Dan.
I kind of like the latter band's concept of completely rotating the studio band members not just on every album but nearly every song. Robert Smith is a Piker compared to the perfectionist duo behind Steely Dan. These guys were real a-holes but they demanded perfection on every track.
For some reason I've become enamored of Daft Punk's 2nd album "Discovery" and their remix album of those tracks called Daft Club. This is the one with the music videos featuring the work of Japanese anime master Leiji Matsumoto. The various songs from this album were filmed with a complete story, giving a narrative to the whole thing that I've only recently become aware of.
01.02.2000 Hamburg - Markthalle (Germany) looks like a single CD version of a show. Ah, those were the days! If Only Tonight We Could Sleep and The Figurehead in one show. In 2020, I would fly to Germany to get that setlist.
Listening to 2000 04 26 Paris, it occurs to me that the 2000 Tour would have been my dream tour, had I attended it. This show has Sinking and All Cats are Grey, two of my favorites.
I bought Bloodflowers when it came out, but the album sounded like spoken poetry to me. It sounded so dull that I would not have gone out of my way to attend a concert, even if I had known about the tour.
But as I close out my collection of the 2000 tour, I realize that the band was working some of these classics out of their system. It's why the setlist after 2000 did not really include songs like this. They played them to death on this tour, to their thinking. That chapter was closed on this tour. And while the tours from the years onward would be an eclectic setlist, this 2000 tour was really about finishing up an era.
Got through zaragoza sala multiosos 29.03.2000, finally done with that tour. Quite magical throughout, but kind of glad to be moving along chronologically.
On to 26.10.2001 Paris - Le Reservoir (France). I remember this one, a tv taping in a studio, with various guests. Signs that Robert is mellowing, and just considers this a greatest hits act after 2000? Nothing but pop songs in this one.
German fans got a double-show in 2002. I'm usually too lazy to put up the setlist, but here is the second night where the band cuts loose with fan favorites. We're truly in a new era:
12.11.2002 Berlin - Tempodrom (Germany) Part 1: one hundred years, a short term effect, the hanging garden, siamese twins, the figurehead, a strange day, cold, pornography, Part 2: plainsong, pictures of you, closedown, lovesong, last dance, lullaby, fascination street, prayers for rain, the same deep water as you, disintegration, homesick, untitled, Part 3: out of this world, watching me fall, where the birds always sing, maybe someday, the last day of summer, there is no if, the loudest sound, 39, bloodflowers, E1: if only tonight we could sleep, the kiss, E2: m, play for today, a forest, grinding halt, boys don't cry