Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham THE COMPLETE DUO

This isn’t quite the all-encompassing treasure trove the title might suggest, perhaps, but a neat package nonetheless, combining CD and DVD live recordings of the sublime country soul song-writing duo from their visits to London. The CD part is the 14 track MOMENTS FROM THIS THEATRE concert, originally released in 1999, from a tour the previous year supporting Nick Lowe. Accompanying themselves (Penn on acoustic guitar, Oldham on electric piano), they drift effortlessly through a string of favourites including I’m Your Puppet, I Met Her In Church and Lonely Women Make Good Lovers.

It’s accompanied by a 22 track concert fi lmed in 2006 at St. James’s Chu rch, a Christopher Wren masterpiece in Piccadilly that is a perfect setting for the spiritual, soulful songs, everything that’s on the MOMENTS album, numbers such as Sweet Inspiration and The Dark End Of The Street along with Is A Bluebird Blue?, Glory Train and a handful of others, all of which have a laid-back gospel feel. Warm and wonderful. Nick Dalton


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