On The Beatles: One More Album

Forty years ago, it was “the break-up heard ’round the world.” The Beatles, the world’s greatest rock’n’roll band, the voice of a generation, were no more. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr — they appeared on the scene, as if from nowhere in February 1964 on The Ed Sullivan Show, they conqueredContinue reading “On The Beatles: One More Album”

On Elbow, Live at Abbey Road

Yesterday, it came in the mail. Elbow and the BBC Concert Orchestra. The Seldom Seen Kid Live at Abbey Road. For two months I’ve been wanting this, the live recording of the entirety of their Mercury Prize-winning fourth album, backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra and a concert choir. From the moment I heard theyContinue reading “On Elbow, Live at Abbey Road”

On the Weekly Elbow Update

A month ago I found out about Elbow’s Abbey Road concert with the BBC orchestra in which they played the entirety of The Seldom Seen Kid, their Mercury Award-winning fourth studio album. Not being a UK resident, I couldn’t see it, but they were releasing a CD/DVD set of the concert direct through their website.Continue reading “On the Weekly Elbow Update”

On Elbow’s Abbey Road Concert

If only I lived in the UK, I could have watched this — Elbow performed the entirety of The Seldom Seen Kid live with the BBC orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. Fortunate, then, that I’ve learned that the concert will be released as a limited edition CD/DVD package through the band’s website in March. I’veContinue reading “On Elbow’s Abbey Road Concert”