Thursday, June 18, 2009

Elbow & The BBC Orchestra - The Seldom Seen Kid

Although it came out this year and isn't a rare gem, I want as many people as possible to hear this album. Building on the greatness of last year's Seldom Seen Kid, Elbow performed the entire album live with the BBC Orchestra, and took the material to a whole new level. From the new emphasis on the closing of "The Bones of You", to the effect of having an choir doing the back up vocals on "Grounds For Divorce, every song takes on a new life performed in this setting. If this is first time listening to Elbow, this is quite the introduction. I dare you to not be compelled to throw your hands up in the air and smile during the finale of "One Day Like This". I promise tomorrow's pick will be at least slightly more obscure.

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