Thursday, 1 July 2010
What I'm Listening to right now.....
I was lucky enough to get to see Natalie Merchant again at the Hammersmith Apollo last month
A great gig, by an intelligent Woman who in addition to being a superlative Singer and Songwriter, is interested in the wider world, history and photography too I suspect, as she spoke about both throughout the gig
She has a new album
'Leave Your Sleep'
It is an Album of 19th and 20th Century American and British poetry put to music
A rather ambitious project to say the least
Yes, I thought that this could be a 'bridge too far' for Natalie Merchant, I was not sure just how she would pull it off
But she did, with panache
It is a very good album, truly a skilfully woven tapestry of many genres
Here is a flavour of the Album, my favourite track 'The Man in the Wilderness'
Very beautiful, some great reviews too
Go treat yourself and get the album, you will not be disappointed