Review from DFO International Music Agency*

Discussion in 'TOUR DATES AND REVIEWS' started by Jean, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Jean

    Jean Webmaster Staff Member

    Last year, surprisingly for the first time in a hugely successful career, Alan and his band performed at Glastonbury festival to rave reviews. His performance was described as 'one of the highlights of the weekend'.

    As well as continuing to tour Europe, Alan is collaborating on a new musical called
    "The Law of Unintended Consequence".

    see this link > DFO INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AGENCY to read more
  2. Jean

    Jean Webmaster Staff Member

    Another great bit from DFO

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    Review from The Times

    While he may have slipped from popular view, Alan Price’s skill and appeal as a performer have remained undiminished

    As curator of this year’s Meltdown festival, Ray Davies has singlehandedly rehabilitated the generation of almost-forgotten stars who invented pop culture. It has certainly been a pleasure to see so many sixtysomething performers — from Sandie Shaw to the Fugs — still conjuring up the magic of their musical youth over the course of the week. But the show by the Alan Price Set on Tuesday was a revelation.
    Price, who played organ in the Animals and then enjoyed a string of pop-R&B hits in the 1960s and 1970s, has maintained a busy touring schedule and still plays once a month at the Bull’s Head in southwest London. But while he may have slipped from popular view,his skill and appeal as a performer have remained undiminished, as he demonstrated with considerable aplomb at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

    Wearing a white jacket, his hair neatly parted, the perennially clean-cut Price looked eerily well preserved as he slid behind an electronic keyboard and struck up So Into You, a cool, funky blues by the Atlanta Rhythm Section. He introduced his exceptionally talented band for the first of many times and immediately handed over the reins to keyboard player Zoot Money for a knockabout version of Let the Good Times Roll, and then guitarist Bobby Tench who led the way through a Santana-styled Black Magic Woman.

    “Well done, Bobby,” Price said, encouragingly. “It makes you proud to be a pensioner.” Price’s endearing comic banter between songs was every bit as sharp as his playing and singing. He skated, genially enough, over old hits, including Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear and Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo, but applied his warm, husky voice with real gusto to the higher notes and harder sentiments of I Put a Spell on You.

    He played a selection of songs from his celebrated soundtrack to the Lindsay Anderson film O Lucky Man! including Changes, a song which has become only more poignant with the passage of time: “Love must always change to sorrow . . . / Here today and gone tomorrow.” And he took a thoughtful voyage around Dylan’s Girl From the North Country which somehow acquired a quote from Layla in the keyboard part.

    The high points of the show, however, tended to come whenever he tackled an old Animals song. First came a heart-wrenching version of Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, then a sparkling reinvention of We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place and finally a blueswailing return to The House of the Rising Sun. There was a lot of looking back, for sure. But this was a show that got to the heart of the matter.

    see this link > DFO INTERNATIONAL MUSIC AGENCY to read more

  3. milka

    milka New Member

    Thank you [/color]
  4. hollyh

    hollyh Founder Member

    Thanks to Ray Davies for including Alan in this festival -- nice to get a wider audience aware of what we've known for years!

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