In October 2015 Mesh performed together with a 65 piece orchestra under the heading ‘Gothic Meets Classic’ at their sold-out concert at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany. The quartet’s melancholic compositions were a perfect fit for the new arrangements by classical producer and pianist Conrad Oleak, while Mark Hockings proved once again that he is one of the best live vocalists in the electronic pop and rock scenes.
Five songs were recorded live by sound engineer Jacky Lehmann, with Oleak responsible for mixing and mastering, including a 5.1 surround sound mix for an audio DVD. MESH also recorded three additional songs in the studio (’There Must Be A Way’, ‘Can You Mend Hearts’, Before The World Ends’) utilising a smaller ensemble with piano.
Dependent released the recordings on CD, a limited edition 180 gram vinyl LP in a gatefold sleeve and a special ’Großer Saal’ collectors box set edition that contains the CD, the audio DVD, the LP plus a 48 page 12” x 12” hardcover art book, a softcover book that includes the sheet music and a hand-signed and numbered certificate of authenticity.
2 Only Better (live)
3 Save Everyone (live)
4 You Couldn’t See This Coming (live)
5 Taken For Granted (live)
6 Can You Mend Hearts?
7 There Must Be A Way
8 Before This World Ends
Featured photo mesh with orchestra / photo credit: Claudia Schoene