Live At The Royal Albert Hall
 
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Live At The Royal Albert Hall

6 April 2008 | Format: MP3
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  • Original Release Date: 6 April 2008
  • Label: Ninja Tune
  • Copyright: 2008 Ninja Tune
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  • ASIN: B001NRVWH4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. CHIRGWIN on 18 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
Wow, what a great concert! I was lucky enough to be at the Albert Hall and have been looking forward to this album; as I knew just what to expect. I believe this is the first time the Cinematic Orchestra have played live and been supported by a full orchestra and it gives them such a full sound. Excellent performances from the whole band, and a great selection of songs also.

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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By J. Leslie on 20 April 2008
Format: Audio CD
Amazon buyers looking for Cinematic Orchestra CDs might find it interesting that there are two live albums that have been released in the last year - one from their gig at The Barbican and one from The Royal Albert Hall. The former was actually only a limited run available as a two disc set via the Concert Live service - which might partly explain the impetus to fully release the latter (on a single disc).

So how do the two releases compare?

Let's consider the similarities:

Child Song - The Barbican version slightly has it on Albert Hall as it's 2 minutes longer and has a slightly more cohesive sax solo from Tom Chant (but they're really very similar).

Familiar Ground - Albert Hall trumps it with a superior vocal effort from Heidi Vogel by herself over Eska & Vogel together on Barbican.

To Build A Home - Barbican wins hands down. This is Patrick Watson's song, the delivery of which he's nails. The stop-you-in-your-tracks-goosebumps feeling that Watson's sparse piano intro gives simply isn't replicated by the acoustic guitar playing Grey Reverend (whose vocals can tend to be a bit mumbled). Sure, the backing is fuller but the simple elegance of Watson's version isn't there. Reverend isn't terrible but it's like another rapper aping Roots Manuva's All Things To All Men (Cinematic Orchestra's best moment) - it'd be all wrong.

Breathe - Credit has to go to Vogel on Albert Hall who sits in for Fontella Bass better than Eska.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Stafford on 15 Jun. 2008
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I'm no jazz authority at all, nor was I there on the night, but really, if you enjoy jazz and extemporization, and this doesn't float your boat, then check for a pulse! Soulful, playful, panoramic...just a delight. Heidi Vogel's vocals are breathtaking, the whole thing is simply suffused with sheer musical ability, depth and expression.
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