Feeling Exhilarated at last a King King Live Album
Feeling Exhilarated at last a King King Live Album. We have waited, was it worth the wait… Yes, It was and we can shout across the land at last we can have on tap that Live magic that is King King.
Live, has captured everything a King King gig has to offer. We have the Alan Nimmo wit and the crowd’s warm heartfelt appreciation with ovations and cheers and then the silence of a mass of people listening intently. Recorded on the 14th May 2016 at Glasgow O2 ABC, in front of a home crowd with that added energy of a homecoming for Alan.
King King always exhilarates, they are a unit of musicians who build on each other’s emotional energy making as Aristotle said “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts!”
Opening the twelve track album with Lose Control, which is a certainty with King King’s music; this is a jump up and down number that will raise the temperature at any venue. Glasgow is on fine form as Alan thanks the audience before launching into a Fabulous Thunderbirds number that is always sublime when it receives the King King treatment Wait On Time is no different tonight. The guitar from Alan weeps and pulls at the rock n roll vibe that Wayne picks up with a clash of the cymbal as the guitar beguiles you and pulls you in to a Nimmo musical hug.
The opening keys from Bob need no introduction with Long History of
Love. Alan, sings “…all I have to do is close my eyes….” and instantly I am transported to the front of the crowded venue and see the kilt, Bob’s smile behind the keys, Lindsey’s cheeky grin and Wayne behind the drums with stick raised with a purpose you can actually smell and feel the atmosphere that is a King King live show.
Every track is a winner there are no favourites they all send that ecstatic musical shiver down the spine but as ever You Stopped The Rain dedicated to his brother Stevie and Frankie Millers, Jealousy raises hairs on my arms and I hold by breath so that every nuance of the numbers are not missed. Heavenly!
The tempo ebbs and flows and as ever King King send you a little bit Crazy, as they pull out all the stops to entertain with top-notch music. Closing with Let Love In, once again we have entered their world they thank us for coming we thank them once again for keeping music fun and live. The set list takes on a stroll from their current award-winning studio album Reaching For The Light, dipping into the back catalogue of both Standing In the Shadows and Take My Hand.
If you have been to a King King gig this is the whole event boxed and tied in tartan ribbon for you to enjoy again and again as we wait for the next tour to begin. For a glorious eighty-four minutes reality is suspended and you are transported into the land of rock-blues wow! Land with King King Live!
Bluesdoodles gives this CD TEN doodle paws out of TEN ….
A Deluxe Edition 3-disc set, that will soon be available for pre-order, includes two CDs that captures the live energy of King King’s sold-out hometown concert at O2 ABC in Glasgow on 14th May 2016, plus a bonus DVD film of the band performing to a sold-out crowd at the Holmfirth Picturedrome on 13th April 2016.
Says King King’s lead singer and guitarist, Alan Nimmo, “We are excited about ‘King King Live’ because it’s the first time we’ve ever released a live album. It’s a great testament to how our audiences drive us on to perform to the best of our abilities. The audience reaction to the live performances is amazing. This release couldn’t have been possible without them.”
Live Album Track List
CD 1 CD2
Lose Control You Stopped The Rain
Wait On Time Jealousy
Waking Up Crazy
Rush Hour All Your Life
A Long History Of Love Stranger To Love
More Than I Can Take Let Love In
Live DVD Track List
A Long History Of Love
More Than I Can Take
You Stopped The Rain
All Your Life
Stranger to Love
Let Love In