Singles / Live
1996: Columbia 480663 9
What an assortment of styles and reactions! This is a good way to find out which periods of Moyets career appeal to you and which dont; certainly I give a miss to the bulk of her mid-80s synth-based stuff, which might as well be demo tapes, in favor of her work on both sides of 1990, although even that distinction is unclear on this compilation because of the inclusion of Ode to Boy II and a non-album mix of Getting Into Something. Its kickoff, her cover of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, is so beautiful that its almost cruel to have to continue on from there into the synth-sterile years product that follows.
I absolutely adore her chiding saucy! comment in the beginning of Chain of Fools. What a perfect and engaging touch to personalize the concert for us . This very intimately scaled recording certainly showcases Moyets powerhouse vocals in most of their range, although she sounds either winded or jaded at times (flip a coin). There isnt a bit of this concert I wouldnt have wanted to be there for in person solid wood indeed.
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