Sunday, September 27, 2009

chatting and chanting

In less than a month, I'll be settled in my seat at the O2 Arena in London waiting for Spandau Ballet to take flight once again! I am beyond thrilled! And by the look and sound of things, they are back with a vengeance.

Here they are performing "Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This Pressure On)" and "Gold" on "Friday Night With Jonathan Ross".

And to get a sense of their esteemed history and unflappable sense of humor, here is the entire interview from the show delivered in two parts.

Their forthcoming longplayer, "Once More", will feature new versions of their biggest hits plus two, brand new songs. Gary Kemp has personally assured me that the album is a bit of a fresh, acoustic reading of the group's best known songs and that the live show will present the hits like the original versions on steroids. I hope I can make it through the show without passing out from excitement.

Here's a short preview of what we can expect from the new album which should fan the flames of frenzy for the diehards that have been with the group since the start.

I've heard the new, acoustic reading of "Only When You Leave", one of my favorite Spandau Ballet songs, and I have to admit that it sounds quite spectacular.

1 comment:

  1. That's a good way to come back and tie in with the show you're seeing soon. I like the new Only When You Leave!