Thursday, 31 July 2014

Throwback Thursday - Massive Attack's Live With Me

In this new feature on the blog I [Peter N] will be featuring an old favourite tune of mine that I'd hope finds new listeners in you the reader. In my top 10 songs ever is this Massive Attack classic 'Live With Me'.

For me the track has everything I want in a song. Stunning vocals from Jazz legend Terry Callier. It's a wonderful, engrossing and engaging love song that draws you and your emotions into the depths of the track.

If you've never heard this song here's the original .......

Here's a version of the song which appeared on Terry Callier's album 'Hidden Conversations' from 2009. It's a more subtle version of the track but stunning none the less.

I could listen to this song all day. Massive Attack have on their soundcloud page this alternative take on the track ......

The first time I heard 'Live With Me' was live in Dublin performed by The Twilight Singers. The song ended up on the album by The Gutter Twins featuring them haunting vocals from Mark Lanegan. Here's The Gutter Twins from the Bowery Ballroom on Valentine's night in 2006 which I was at ......

Any thoughts on the new feature? Agree with my assessment of the song? Comment and share away ....

Monday, 28 July 2014

Folk 2une of the Week: Anais Mitchell - He Did

Ok so I'm back blogging again. Yeah the dodgy teacher who set this site up way back when. I got re-inspired by the movie 'Begin Again' and well there's a nice buzz to write about music and to share some treasures like this song 'He Did' from Anais Mitchell. It's an incredibly moving tale of a child's love for a father.

Anais has a new album which she explains on her website .... "the record (called “xoa”) will be in limited release this fall ~ i made it mainly for YOU beautiful people in response to requests from y’all over the years ~ it’s got a few new & previously unrecorded songs, a few from hadestown that were sung by other artists on the record, and a few from my back catalogue!"

I'll be front and centre in Whelans on November 6th when Anais Mitchell takes to the stage. Details are here:

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Knockanstockan 2014 Saturday (In Photos)

A selection of photos from Saturday @ Knockanstockan of just some of the acts we got to see. All photos taken by AK photography. Tunage supplied by The Barley mob.

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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Knockanstockan 2014 Friday (In Photos)

Some photos of the acts we seen Friday at Knockanstockan. With some tunage from New Secret weapon it's almost like you are there. Almost.


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