Zero 7 - Live at Leeds Uni - Thursday 18th November 2004
Gregory Isaacs. As the night unfolds and tracks from both albums receive the incredible live treatment the vocalists are introduced one by one Sia Furler delivers a powerful version of Somersault complete with line dancing, the delectable Sophie Barker breathes life into in Time & Passing By and Tina solidifies the musical picture of Home & The Space Between all singers take their respective songs and enchant the audience with their voices. The two guys on Keyboards at the back definitely deserve a mention; I know one of them was jazz aficionado Jim Mullen adding the discordantly sweet electric piano licks and filmic strings.
I caught Zero 7 at the Glastonbury Festival when they headlined the dance tent a few years ago. I remember the performance was jam packed and for the audience this was most people's first opportunity to see what Zero 7 are all about live the crowd's reaction was incredible. A few years, a lot of touring and one hell of an album later I get another chance to see Zero 7 live, in my home town, because of my first date with this band my expectations were high on the night, each person in the band satisfied my expectations and more. Showing what Zero 7 have accomplished with their live show and how a tranquil record can be transformed into an intense and mesmerizing live experience.