In the fine tradition of boasting about the fine concerts we manage to see in my home town of Brisbane let me tell you about this. Below is what you find on the Tivoli Theater's site
Saturday, 9th of February, 2008
Died Pretty play "Doughboy Hollow" and Ed Kuepper plays "Honey Steels Gold" in this not to be missed classic albums LIVE tour. With the lineup unchanged from the Every Brilliant Eye era, and following exhaustive touring of Europe and the USA, Died Pretty returned to Australia to record Doughboy Hollow with UK producer Hugh Jones. The result was arguably their best album yet; an evocative, rich series of performances with both Ronald S. Peno and Brett Myer at the height of their considerable powers. Peno's voice is fully his own at this point, yearning, mournful, intense, and more all at once, while Myers' guitar work simply grabs the mood and sets it throughout; from the chiming yet dark guitars on Doused, to his often delicate tones on Turn Your Head. While John Hoey's keyboards still sometimes are little more than arrangement, his touches like the persistent then relaxed piano line on D.C. show he has his own skill, while stronger lead performances crop up throughout the album. Chris Welsh's drumming, meanwhile, has grown ever more sophisticated and sharp with time, able to capture the swings from full-on charge to gentler moods. A guest violinist and cellist provide extra shade and elegance, as on the folkish/martial ballad The Ballad of Stanmore, and its immediate follow-up The Love Song, a sweet, gently swinging number that, in fact, delivers the opposite sentiments from what the title would indicate.
Last year I did a little reviewing on Overheres wonderful site
and Here and pig city reviews on the same link I'm quite excited about this gig, after seeing Robert Foster's "Warm Nights" gig last year the whole concept appeals to me. These are two wonderful albums and you could argue one of the best from each of the artists. I've lost count how many times I've seen Ed play, most recently showcasing his new album, but I havn't seen Died Pretty for many years. They used to be on all the Livid line ups back in the 80's it seemed, always a band to see.
So I intend to review this fab gig after I see it
Until then I've uploaded the remastered "Honey steels gold"
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