7.2.09

Elbow live with the BBC Concert Orchestra


A brilliant feature I spotted this morning on the BBC Radio 2 website: English alt-rock band Elbow perform the whole of their Mercury-prize winning album, The Seldom Seen Kid, augmented by the BBC Concert Orchestra (originally recorded and broadcast last Saturday).

For those who know the album, the songs are played in tracklist order, but for those who don't and aren't particularly familiar with the band, I'd suggest checking out 'The Fix', performed with local Sheffield singer-songwriter Richard Hawley (around the 36min mark) and the anthemic 'Day Like This' (around the 47min mark).

An absolutely brilliant performance, it can be found here.

And as a sampler, since it won't let me embed the video of the whole performance, above is the recording of thumping single, 'Grounds for Divorce'.

1 comment:

BarbaraS said...

I knew about this: I got a text from my eldest daughter (13) to turn the telly on and watch it, when it was on last weekend. It is very good indeed.