The Quantic Soul Orchestra & Spanky Wilson - Live In Paris DVD
The Quantic Soul Orchestra & Spanky Wilson - Live In Paris
(DVD) Tru Thoughts TRUDVD147, 2008-04-07
02. I'm Thankful
03. Waiting For Your Touch
04. Blood From A Stone
06. That's How It Was
07. Kissing My Love
10. San Sebastian Strut
11. A Woman Like Me
12. Last Day Of Summer
13. Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover
14. Message To Tomorrow
16. Don't Joke With A Hungry Man
17. Sunshine Of Your Love
Note : recorded live in La Maroquinerie, Paris, 2007
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Press Release :
"Will 'Quantic' Holland performed a great musicological service by tracking down and recording with the American vocalist Spanky Wilson." Mojo Magazine
"The Quantic Soul Orchestra continue their quest to consistently amaze by adding funked-out horns, drums and sax to the voice of spectacular Sixties crooner." (5 stars) Touch Magazine
"a marriage made in soulful heaven" DJ Magazine
"The UK soul revival's essential auteur figure... awesome collaboration" Independent on Sunday
The Quantic Soul Orchestra and Spanky Wilson's "Live In Paris" DVD shines a fresh light on the inspired collaboration between The Quantic Soul Orchestra and "legend-in-her-own-lifetime" Spanky Wilson and is an absolute must-see, especially for those fans who missed the live dates first time around. For all who were lucky enough to be there in the crowd though, this performance at La Maroquinerie in Paris, captured with multiple camera angles and great sound quality, will bring that memory right back into sharp focus.
From the funk juggernaut of the Intro through to the closing number - the classic cover of "Sunshine Of Your Love" - the highlights on this DVD are many and varied, including the mesmerising ballad "Last Day Of Summer" which leads into the upbeat hyper-funky soul of "Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover". The intense energy and skill of Will Holland and his Quantic Soul Orchestra is palpable all the way through, and even visible: in mid-solo acrobatics from Stephen Large on Keys, amongst other high-jinks.
Spanky is a charming, witty and passionate presence on stage, interacting chattily with the crowd like the seasoned entertainer and charismatic individual that she is, and getting a few French-accented "I love yous" from enamoured audience-members. And that is not to mention the breathtaking quality of her singing which, as anyone who has heard the album "I'm Thankful" (Tru Thoughts, 2006) will know, is the perfect match for the Quantic Soul Orchestra's soulful, horn-punctuated funk.
Absolutely essential viewing for fans, for sure, but this spectacular show on DVD will get all music lovers dancing around their living rooms.