The 2nd band for the Don't Look Back 2010 Concert was
in legendary Dirty Three, performing their seminal album
" Ocean Songs"
Released in March 1998 and recorded by American recording
engineer Steve Albini, Ocean Songs was the fourth album to be
released by the Dirty Three and was their recorded highlight
to that date. As suggested by the title, the sea provided much
of the inspiration for the album and the ebb and flow of
the tidal currents made their impression felt via songs
The Distant Shore, Sea Above Sky Below
and the epic Deep Waters
- all sixteen minutes and 30 seconds of it.
Well the Dirty Three were magnificent!
They are a band like no other, masters of improvisation
and masters of their instruments. Their compositions
are showcases for dynamics, they soar, they whisper
and they slowly change into this wall of sound that is
Warren is a genius, he is the greatest violin player I have ever
witnessed, but it would be a mistake to think that he was the
sound. Mick Turner and his guitar is majestic, as John said to
me after the show, he adds more to the band than you'd think.
Jim White is an incredible drummer, both him and Warren
often play off each other, so much so that its rather hard
to get a photo of Warren facing the audience.
I enjoyed the band, I'm not a fananic, I think I have one
album, but live they are something else.
Tim sent me a great link here
to a podcast in which the Dirty Three join Sarah Ashley from
Radio National's The Deep End to perform live in the studio
and talk about the making of Cinder.
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