Terry Reid – Live in London (2012)

Posted by Green on October 18, 2021as


Terry Reid returns annually to London to play a residency at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s club. Putting together a cracking band, Terry has performed two hour plus sets that have delighted his audiences, and Terry, who says of Ronnie’s: The room has a special quality that allows me to talk to you as if you were in my own front room,where one conversation leads into another. That, I suppose is how I end up playing for over two hours. I must be honest when I say I treasure these moments I spend with you and the kindness you show me. Live In London is the fourteen track result from one of these performances. Terry and his band perform these songs, spread over two cds. They capture Terry (nicknamed Super Lungs) as he takes a journey through an emotional landscape that starts with The Frame and passes along the way Rain In The Red Lights, his best known song River, a version of Brian Wilson’s Don’t Worry Baby and culminates in a two song finish,Seed of Memory and Don’t Know Why. Live In London captures a unique performer and his band as they deliver a set of songs that allow them to stretch out and improvise or keep to tight arrangements all the while performing at the tops of their game. Though a contemporary recording, this album harks back to an earlier time when performers had a freer reign on their talents and Terry an amazing singer and raconteur takes full advantage of the space that his rapt audience and the intimate atmosphere generated at Ronnie’s grants him.

Lead Vocals – Terry Reid
Bass Guitar – Lee Pomeroy
Drums – Ash Soan
Electric Guitar – Dzal Martin, Terry Reid
Keyboards – David Tench
Pedal Steel Guitar – BJ Cole
Piano – David Tench

1.01. The Frame
1.02. Faith To Arise
1.03. Time Is A Virtue
1.04. Rain In The Red Lights
1.05. Too Many People
1.06. Leaving And Gone
1.07. River

2.01. Don’t worry baby
2.02. Brave awakening
2.03. Wee small hours
2.04. Night of the raging storm
2.05. Rich kid blues
2.06. Seed of memory
2.07. Don’t know why

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