And so, last night, one of my all time dreams came true as I definitely was in the presence of beauty. The acoustics weren't great and some of Yazoo's old songs didn't carry that well into the new millennium but when it all gelled together chills definitely ran up my spine. What was amazing was watching Ms. Moyet wholly take charge of the 25 year old material and not only make it fresh but also (gulp!) seem to enjoy it.
Halfway through the concert she took issue with a New York Times review of one of two previous sold out shows last week that implied that concert goers weren't familiar with a few of the songs and chatted through the slower numbers.
Actually, it was on the slower numbers such as "Midnight," "Ode to Boy," "In My Room," "Winter Kills," and "Nobody's Diary" that her voice shined. I taped some of them wit my camera but the sound did not come out that great.
The audience, though, seemed ecstatic and the band seemed to appreciate the love. I just hope that the adulation and love results in a future Alison Moyet tour. I am amazed that I was finally able to see and hear her live but I really hope to see her perform some of her solo work in the future as well.
- Alison Moyet, Vince Clarke reunite Yaz at Beacon (Newsday)
- Alison Moyet comes to New York in Yaz Reunion (Newsday)
- Yaz seeks old magic as duo reunites for first time in 25 years (New York Daily News)
- And I find - I'm knocking for a good time (Gravity and Fusion)
- Pink hearts and bad connections (Soccer Mom in Denial)
Video: Ode to Boy
Someone else's video: Winter Kills (from the Terminal 5 performance on Thursday)
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