The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle. I saw two of their "Odessey and Oracle" concerts at Shepherd's Bush Empire on Friday and Saturday (with original members Chris White and Hugh Grundy, and Darian Sahanaja from the Brian Wilson band on mellotron). Totally sublime...and two of the best concerts I've ever seen. The show included Colin Blunstone singing 3 songs with a string quintet.
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P.S. Dharma...I love the Vashti Bunyan album. I bought it after seeing her comeback concert at The Barbican.
John Etherington wrote:P.S. Dharma...I love the Vashti Bunyan album. I bought it after seeing her comeback concert at The Barbican.
I was also at the Folk Brittania concert, John, but missed Joe Boyd's pre-concert talk.
I remember Vashti being very nervous when she came on stage, her hands shaking, and she had that stumble during one song, forgetting the words, but I really enjoyed the concert and seeing the likes of Bert Jansch and Mike Heron.
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I enjoyed seeing Mike Heron and his daughter. It was good to hear "You Get Brighter" which was the first Incredible String Band song that I heard (and loved) in the Sixties. I too missed Joe Boyd's talk, but I then saw him give talks in Highgate, Brighton and Angel. His book "White Bicycles" is essential reading.
My son has introduced me to a lot of great stuff. On my playlist at the moment I have besides Leonard, Bonny Prince Billy, Damian Jurado, Iron and Wine, Richard Hawley, Cousteau, Woven Hand, Nick Cave, Andrea Bocelli, Anjani, Antony and the Johnsons, Black Heart Procession, Calexico, Cat Power, the National.... to name a few