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Christmas (& credit crunch) cheer,
This review is from: Sweet Bells (Audio CD)
I saw Kate Rusby perform most of the songs from this album last night at Blackheath Concert Halls in London. She seemed a bit nervous in the first half of the concert, as well she might given that she was, in effect, performing a new album in its entirety for the first time. She needn't have worried, as this record is just as adorable as all the others: Kate's beautiful soaring voice, gorgeous arrangements, genuine respect for the material, both old and new. Christmas albums can always be a little risky, as the themes can become repetitive after a while, and I can't honestly say that this album will replace classics like "Awkward Annie" and "Sleepless" in my affections. But as Christmas albums go, this is as good as it gets. Kate's lovely voice and music continue to cheer me through the dark days of the credit crisis, with its gloomy newspaper headlines.
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Initial post: 18 Dec 2008 17:07:57 GMT
Ms. C. Turner says:
I must agree. I went to the same concert and was blown away by her sweet voice, the fantastic musicianship and pure magic of the words she sings.
Posted on 23 Dec 2008 18:18:04 GMT
I'd just like to add to this comment, I went to her christmas concert about this time last year at the Brighton Dome which had a lot of the tracks from this album - at a guess she may not have dug these tracks out since last year though for your concert though!
Also, brilliant album - it shall be playing in the background whilst eating the turkey on the 25th :D
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