Earlier in the evening Steps took to stage for a ‘What The Future Holds, Part 2’ rescheduled release show from 2021, but they also incorporated an intimate stripped back set for their new Platinum Collection in conjunction with Leeds independent record shop, Crash Records.
The Platinum Collection was released on August 19th to celebrate their 25 years of success. Featuring classic tracks ‘One For Sorrow’, ‘Deeper Shade Of Blue’ alongside newer tracks such as ‘Scared Of The Dark’, the album went straight to number one breaking records and making them the first British, mixed-gender group to earn a number one album in four consecutive decades (previous number one albums include Steptacular (1999), Gold: Greatest Hits (2001) and The Ultimate Collection (2011)).
It’s a short set of only 45 minutes but the queue snakes down the street with many fans having already attended the first show but are back for more. There’s a varying age in the crowd with the music clearly having been passed down through family members which is lovely to see.
With tonight being a stripped back set, it’s quite a change up from a regular Steps show with 5 chairs on stage and non of the usual props and backing dancers but for true Steps fans this makes little difference. The vocals are on point from all 5 members with the crowd joining in on every track, making it quite the sing-along!
Many of the songs have been stripped back including ‘Deeper Shade of Blue’ and a phone torches on version of ‘Scared of the Dark’ with a medley of songs for the finale set to a upbeat dance track.
One For Sorrow
Say You’ll Be Mine
It’s the Way You Make Me Feel
Deeper Shade of Blue
Heartbreak in This City
Last Thing On My Mind
Scared of the Dark
Here and Now / You’ll Be Sorry / After The Love Has Gone – Medley