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The glow from that night lingered for weeks afterward. Now everyone can experience a bit of that magic night in Amsterdam. And about time. Luka is a performer that has to be seen to be appreciated. No matter how good his studio albums are, it is the live performance, the spark between Bloom and the audience that makes him shine. You can feel the the edge, the tension, in this recording that tells you that Bloom was "on".
An energy that can only be generated with an audience that is giving it back as well - as this audience did The track list covers old and new material and will be a welcome addition to Luka fans' collection and the best introduction to the man and his music for those "first-timers". From the first deep, resonant chords on 'Exploring the Blue' to the furious energy of 'Delirious' , this is quintessential Bloom and a cameo of a very special gig Cindy Reich www.
This live album is the icing on the cake of a brilliant career. For over 30 years, this Irish folk-singer brother of another legend of the style, Christy Moore has been playing, writing and recording in his homeland as well as touring the world, making friends with Sinead O'Connor, Lou Reed, David Byrne and Roseanne Cash along the way and pushing the boundaries of folk music to places unheard before.
An affliction of tendonitis midway through his career led Luka to change his style from the traditional finger-picking, to a more striking, strumming folk style on his distinctive acoustic-electric guitar, which gives his songs an added power and accessibility.
It allows his rich, mellow voice to shine while avoiding the often hick sound of folk-music as heard by young ears attuned to pop radio. Live albums are usually just for the fans, and "Amsterdam" is no exception. Nevertheless, it certainly gives the newbie a chance to experience an overview of the full Luka Bloom discography in one fabulous hour, recorded in the city of the album's title, and helps one appreciate the immense talent and spirit of an artist who has built his recording career on a solid basis of live solo performing.
Three years of intense live gigging at New York clubs and building an audience yielded the first studio album "Riverside". Two tracks from this album feature on Amsterdam, namely 'Gone to Pablo' and 'Delirious' ; infectious melodies about life and death that are even better live than on the original CD.
The big breakthrough for Luka came in with the album The Acoustic Motorbike. Putting a twist in the tradition of folk musicians covering other people's songs, he recorded a truly amazing Celtic-bathed version of the rap song "I Need Love" by LL Cool J, underscored by the heart-beat like sound of a bodhran. Sadly, a live version of that track is not on Amsterdam, but 'Exploring the Blue' and 'You' are; both warm, haunting melodies of love and the beauty of nature.
Three of the best songs from Luka's release Turf, arguably his most popular album to date, are here. The cover, 'Sunny Sailor Boy' , 'Diamond Mountain' and 'Fertile Rock' - like the album they came from - all dwell on the concept of sacred ground and the interconnectedness of humankind with the land. In style and content, earthiness is always synonymous with the music of Luka Bloom.
These songs also give the Amsterdam audience an opportunity for participation, which always demonstrates how well an artist connects with their audience. Luka's rapport with them is warm and they respond with great enthusiasm. After Turf, a busy touring schedule meant fans had to wait four years for a new studio release.
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Use this to log in to your account, receive notifications and get handy updates from us. Date of Birth? Luka Bloom, from County Kildare, Ireland, looks undeniably cool as he takes to the stage, flanked by his backing band — a fiddler and percussion. Some are off his cover album, Keeper of the Flame. He makes up for it though, as the atmosphere is gregarious and no-one leaves without a giddy Irish smile.
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