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The Seekers: Night of Nights "Live"

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2003 2 disc audio CD

Night of Nights is a double CD of the Seekers Live featuring a cavalcade of hits including 'I'll Never Find Another You', 'Georgy Girl' and 'Morningtown Ride'. 26 tracks in all. Sony. 2002.      Track Listings 1. You Can Tell The … see full wiki

1 review about The Seekers: Night of Nights "Live"

Probably the best "live" album I own.

  • Jan 19, 2009
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+5
I am usually not a big fan of "live" recordings but I must say that this 2 CD collection imported from Australia is the exception to the rule.  It was a huge surprise and absolute  joy to discover that The Seekers were alive and well and still performing after all these years.

The Seekers were popular in the U.S. for a time in the mid 1960's but remain extremely popular in their native Australia as well as in the UK.  This sensational "live" performance, recorded in 2001  features all of the groups U.S. hits as well as a number of songs that were major hits in England.   Enjoy once again the great hits "I'll Never Find Another You",  "A World of Our Own" as well as the 1967 smash hit "Georgy Girl".   These "live" performances sound just like the original recordings that were made some 35 years earlier!   Quite a neat trick!    "Night of Nights 'Live'" presents the complete concert from start to finish including all of the "chat".  As an amateur musicologist, I was able to pick up on some information that I was not previously aware of. For example, I had always heard that Paul Simon wrote the 1966 classic "Red Rubber Ball" by the Cyrkle.  It turns out that Simon was living in London in the mid 1960's and that he actually co-wrote that song with Bruce Woodley of the Seekers.  Also, Judith Durham performs a solo rendition of Petula Clarks 1967 hit "This Is My Song" which was written by the legendary comedian Charlie Chaplin when he was in his 70's.

Also included in "The Seekers:  Night of Nights 'Live'" are a pair of tunes from the group's 1997 studio album "Future Road".  If you are a fan of the Seekers then I can highly recommend that one to you as well.  There are only a handful of artists whom I would care to listen to for an entire evening at home. The Seekers are one of them.  Although the genre is different, their inimitable sound places them in the company of groups like the Mills Brothers and the Statler Brothers who all have a sound that no one has been able to duplicate.    Meanwhile,  I continue to maintain that lead singer Judith Durham is one of the premiere female vocalists of the past century.    Very highly recommended!
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