After all the negative publicity Adam Ant received, especially concerning his health, it was a pity that the masses had forgotten about the great creativity and music once produced by this very unique individual. However things began to somewhat change when Adam's biography came out and to coincide with it he performed this very special concert at the Bloomsbury Theatre in 2007. This was to be Adam's first public performance in many years and the 500 or so tickets were snapped up in a flash!! The show was performed by just Adam and his long standing friend David Pash (now an accomplished Classical Guitarist). It is a very unique performance where Adam recites parts of his biography, describing everything from his childhood and humble beginnings, right up to Adam and the Ants mark 1. The songs are performed inbetween the spoken word thus enhancing the story. Adam delivers his past in a very honest, descriptive way,with a lot of Tongue-in-cheek humour and continuous banter with David Pash and the audience, thus keeping you thoroughly entertained.....even spellbound at times!! The songs are ofcourse done Accoustically and arranged totally differently from what you would expect. From a dreamy "Young Parisienes" to a rousing "Never Trust a Man With Egg On His Face" to "Cleopatra" and a humourous "Catch A Falling Star"(the Perry Como song which his Mother used to play to him when he was a child....and what a stunning version!!!).....it is sheer entertainement!!! "Cartrouble" and "Stand And Deliver" really stand out even in this stripped down format while "Goody Two Shoes" rocks, even Accoustically!! My only criticism is that in the spoken word, there is not much said about what happened once Marco Pironni came on the scene and the rise of Ant mania and after. Still this is meant to be an edited version of the concert. This CD is a must for all those present on 24/09/07 and those who sadly missed it like yours truely! It is great entertainment for anyone who wants to feel it....and live it in your bedroom!!
This CD was amazing. Between the spoken bits of the autobiography and the always cool songs, I kept thinking how amazing it would have been to be there in person. The topper was Adam's ease and sense of humor that evening. It was beyond my expectations and I'm hoping there will be more recordings of small live shows available to the rest of us who aren't lucky enough to be part of this.