Album Review: Michael Brunnock - 'Live in New York'

About three weeks ago I informed you of Michael's 'Live in New York' album released last month. That post is here!

The more I listen to Michael's music the more I get engrossed by the lyrics, the imagery and the melodies. According to his MySpace: "2009 is a big year for Michael; there will be three LP releases before this year's end. Little Palace have reformed and released Invitation Time in April 2009 (U.S. order info). (see reviews) Michael Brunnock : Live in New York set for official release July 13th, 2009."

Here's what you will get when you buy 'Live in New York'; 12 perfectly crafted rock songs performed by a great band in front of an appreciated audience of The Living Room in NYC. Guest appearances on the night were by Jenna Nicholls, Libby Johnson, Kelly McRae, Brendan O'Shea, Colin Smith, and legendary R&B performer, Moe Holmes, who teamed with Brunnock on the unreleased ballad, "Sensation." That song sends shivers down my back every time I listen to it. Moe Holmes was sensational on the track. Every album needs at least one amazing track and 'Sensation' is that track.

Other highlights of the album include Shine, Give and the sample mp3 Niagara Falls. 'Live in New York' is everything you want from a live album in that the focus of the album is on the songs and performances of Michael and the band. The quality of the songs really stand up on the album because there are no gimmicks on the album. It sounds as though not a note or sound was withdrawn, replaced or added in for effect. When I listen to this album I feel as though I was in that Living Room in NYC on June 10th 2007.

Live in New York : 11 out of 12

See Michael Live:

10 Aug 2009 22:00 The Red Lion New York, New York
16 Aug 2009 20:00 Scratcher New York, New York
14 Sep 2009 22:00 The Red Lion New York, New York
17 Sep 2009 20:00 WEE CRAIC on SEPT 17TH @ THE STUDIO @ WEBSTER HALL New York
28 Sep 2009 20:00 The Black Box Theater at LexArts Center Lexington, Kentucky
7 Dec 2009 20:00 The Bitter End New York, New York