Saturday, 10 March 2012
Life of Live - Boo Hewerdine
Despite attempts with the Departure Lounge I was soon back in the comforting surroundings of a small venue somewhere listening to Boo Hewerdine. The concerts about this time were mainly completely acoustic and solo which reflected where his music was going. The "Nick Drake "phase of lps and eps aren't my favourite, individually the songs are all still great, but just together over the whole lp maybe a tad too mellow and for me missing a bit of the light and shade of his best. However, live they really shone, with an audience captured by a voice and a guitar, with the spell only broken by his between song stories. Anyone who has seen his blog will have an idea of how funny he can be.
Anon mainly features voice and guitar but on this track the piano takes the lead and maybe that point of difference is why it has stayed my favourite from the lp
Roundabout - Boo Hewerdine
You can buy Anon here