Saturday, October 25, 2008
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Last Saturday mum and my friend Janet and I saw Leo Sayer in concert at the Hamer Hall in the city. Apart from some minor logistical issues getting mum to the hall, it was a fantastic night.
It's funny - I have grown up listening to Leo Sayer music, but I was still shocked by just how many songs he had written or sung which I didn't know were him. I mean I knew the obvious ones, but some songs I couldn't tell you their name, but I knew the songs. It was funny - I thought I was being a big fat geek going to see Leo - but when I mentioned it at work lots of people got excited, and would have come along.
The songs had all been re-arranged to suit the 20-ish piece orchestra he played with. Most of the rock and dance songs were slowed down to almost lounge music. It was really lovely. Unfortunately the only arrangement I didn't really like was Orchard Road - but that may be because it is my favourite.
Like the Tim Freedman solo tours of a few years ago, there was as many anecdotes as there were songs. I absolutely loved it.
His talent is extraordinary - he is sixty, and he was sitting on a stool while he sang and yet the power in his voice was breath-taking. I hope he comes back next year.