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Live Review: Alison Moyet – 14th November 2017 – London Palladium, London, UK

Published On November 14, 2017 | By Brendon Veevers | Featured Live, Featured Post, Live, Music

Celebrating a phenomenal career that has spanned the best part of the past 40 years, national treasure Alison Moyet has little left to achieve as one of the most successful and cherished singers, songwriters and musical pioneers of British music. As latest album Other continues to inspire fans who have helped the deep-voiced superstar shift over 23 millions records over the last few decades as a solo hit-maker and as part of new wave duo Yazoo alongside fellow English musician, Vince Clarke, Moyet has been busy introducing the latest record to fans on the live circuit.

Having recently returned from a whirlwind tour of Australia and New Zealand and having already wowed audiences across Scotland and the north of England, the capitals turn had arrived and fans flocked to the prestigious London Palladium for a spellbinding performance from the seasoned stage performer.

The latest release was on display through much of tonight’s 90 minute set; opening with a recording of Other’s spoken word inclusion, April 10th before the star – accompanied by two musicians on both sides – was revealed beneath an array of spiraling lasers as she dove into Other highlights that included I Germinate and the angst-fueled Beautiful Gun. Moyet paid tribute to her new seaside hometown of Brighton and being welcomed into the elderly community of the area in the cinematic The Rarest Birds while a beautifully heartbreaking story of her late mother who she lost to Alzheimer’s was played through The English U.

While the latest album inclusions injected a somewhat darkened flow to the set, the crowd got to sing along with some of the stars earlier career notables – principally those released during her time with Yazoo in the eighties. As the singer confessed “I wrote this next song 40 years ago, when I was 16” she dove into the mid-tempo teenage hit Nobody’s Diary, the first of several Yazoo set highlights that included Only You, the dancey Situation and a pitch-perfect encore performance of Don’t Go which had every member of the sold out audience up and on their feet dancing along with the superstar who moved seductively to the nu-wave and nostalgic beats.

Previous studio collection the minutes was given a nod with lead single When I Was Your Girl tearing through the Palladium with sheer power and precision; Moyet’s voice showing a flawless, unweathered quality while a couple of the musicians signature solo hits found nesting spots within the set. All Cried Out was given an electro-pop makeover while Love Resurrection was performed in original record form and gave the English icon the first standing ovation of the night as the hit seasoned the closing of the main set with its most commercially driven highlight.

Easily one of the finest performances we have witnessed from Moyet over the years, Other was shown off in spectacular fashion from one of the leading ladies of British synth-pop.

Setlist:
April 4th
I Germinate
When I Was Your Girl
Wishing You Were Here
Nobody’s Diary (Yazoo song)
Ski
The English U
Only You (Yazoo song)
Beautiful Gun
Changeling
All Cried Out
The Man in the Wings
Other
The Rarest Birds
Alive
Situation (Yazoo song)
Love Resurrection

Encore:
Whispering Your Name (Jules Shear cover)
Don’t Go

4.5 / 5 stars     

About The Author

::: RenownedForSound.com's Editor and Founder - Interviewing and reviewing the best in new music and globally recognized artists is his passion. Over the years he has been lucky enough to review thousands of music releases and concerts and interview artists ranging from top selling superstars like 27-time Grammy Award winner Alison Krauss, Boyz II Men, Roxette, Cyndi Lauper, Lisa Loeb and iconic Eagles front man/songwriter, Glenn Frey through to more recent successes including Newton Faulkner, Janelle Monae and Caro Emerald. Brendon manages and coordinates the amazing team of writers on RenownedForSound.com who are based in the UK, the U.S and Australia.

2 Responses to Live Review: Alison Moyet – 14th November 2017 – London Palladium, London, UK

  1. Stevie Manlove says:

    I absolutely loved this gig,although I went a little reluctantly , I was amazed by the power of alisons voice and the performance of her backing band…the support was brilliant but can’t remember her name

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