Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Murray Head @ Olympia, Paris - December 8th, 2021

Murray Head has always enjoyed tremendous success in France and his 1976 record Say It Ain't So yielded some of his best known songs, including the hit Say It Ain't So, Joe. So forty-five years after the release of the LP, the Englishman's embarking on a tour where he plays the entire album in sequence. Well, not exactly in sequence: he cleverly starts at song number two, plays the album and then plays the climactic first song of the record, the aforementioned Say It Ain't So, Joe.

At 76 years old, Head's voice is still strong, effortlessly reaching those hard, high notes like on the LP. Backed by fantastic band, including seasoned multi-instrumentist Geoffrey Richardson, the audience was treated to an impeccable performance of those classic songs in delicate arrangements. In between songs, Murray Head displayed a typically British humor(u)r delivered in impeccable French. 

Of course, the man couldn't leave without playing the worldwide hit One Night in Bangkok which brought the audience to its feet... and the singer in the audience! An unexpected moment of rock n' roll pageantry which ended the evening in spectacular fashion.

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