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Friday, July 03, 2015

Gladys Knight...

On Wednesday night Darren treated Stuart and I to a trip to see the wonderful Gladys Knight at the Royal Albert Hall in London's glitzy South Kensington.

Six years after we last saw her - in what was then billed as her farewell tour - at 71 this self-proclaimed Empress of Soul has still got the voice and the moves.

It was a blinding set of her classics, standards and modern songs reinterpreted.

Gladys Knight has a uniquely emotional and spiritual voice to which few can compare. The raw emotion that she put into her singing meant that every song sounded fresh, bringing many spine-tingling moments

She did a particularly wonderful version of Sam Smith's Stay With Me.

Other notable renditions were:
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
If I Were Your Woman
You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me
The Way We Were
Come Back and Finish What You Started
Licence to Kill
If You Don’t Know Me By Now
Midnight Train to Georgia

Don't leave it so long next time Gladys.

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