Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires 2012-03-09
Festival Centre Elder park
Opening night Adelaide festival free concert. fri
instrumental introduction >enter Charles Bradley
Love Bug Blues
Strictly Reserved For You
? > The World (Is Going Up In Flames)
Lovin' You, Baby
Ain't it a sin
Why Is It So Hard?
“the one and only, the black swan, the screaming eagle of soul, the original victim of love; Charles Bradley“.
For those who don’t know of Charles Bradley it’s best to get this across early; he is a phenomenon. Releasing his debut album No Time for Dreaming in 2011 at the tender age of 63, Bradley took the world by storm with a voice and a collection of songs that are unparalleled in the current era of music. Sure, Bradley draws influence from the likes of James Brown and Otis Redding and obvious comparisons can be made, but Bradley produces a sound and a performance that’s unique and touching.
Bradley almost exclusively explores 2 themes in his music- 1) that the world is full of trouble, pain, heartache and sorrow, and 2) that love and belief is the remedy to it all- and boy does he believe what he preaches. I’ve listened to Bradely’s debut a lot and songs like “The World is Going Up in Flames”, “Golden Rule” and “Trouble in the Land” were some of my favourite tracks to come out of last year, but seeing them performed live and in the flesh with all of Bradley’s raw emotion unashamedly on display added yet another dimension.
Very nice sound, but a noisy audience at times, not constant chatter near the mic, but a lot of calling and shouting at the end of songs etc, not bad enough to make it unlistenable, but it was free so you get drunken dickheads attending.
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