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Upstairs At Erics

June 4, 2008

 

Upstairs At Eric's (CD Album) You And Me Both (CD Album)

Way back in 1982 I adored this group. Alison Moyet & Vince Clarke were Yazoo (or Yaz in the USA).

I arrived back from Liverpool (blog about that to come) on Monday evening and went straight into Dublin’s Olympia Theatre for the show. It was one of those shows you just had to go to on your own.

I’ll come clean now and admit I was a little emotional at the start of the show as the music took me back to being a 16 year old fan all over again. A much simpler time.

I knew pretty much what to expect: honest vocals from a nervous Alison (who killed the nerves with cognac) and killer melody, beats and sound design from Vince. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

I’m so glad that they chose to do this and would dearly love to hear new material from Yazoo.

 

Only You (CD Single)

Don't Go (CD Single)

Situation (7″ Vinyl Single)

The Other Side Of Love (CD Single)

Nobody's Diary (CD Single)

Situation (Remix)

The only annoyance was the ignorant individuals who insisted on talking throughout the show – even Alison remarked that ‘Winter Kills’ was the “most chatty” she had ever heard. Still… only a minor gripe and indicative of the inability of some people to respect others and not unique to a Yazoo show. Seems to be a problem with this venue – full of idiots who spend money on concert tickets and then spend the evening going in and out of the bar while talking loudly.

Here are a  couple of lousy quality video clips :

 

 

 

 

This one isn’t mine but it’s a bit better quality :

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