Phil And John - Live

Monday 1st February 1993
Phil And John - Live


RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: What 1269
FORMAT: VHS video Album

Reviewed by Chris Berry

Firstly, if you've got 'P & J Live' on album and don't think that you'll buy this because it's just the same -forget it. This contains seven tracks which are not on the aforesaid compilation. That's mainly because this was recorded at a different place to the album, notably Greenbelt 1990. Superb covers of "Oblivious" and "The Boxer", their standard opening, give way to a number of their own compositions "Feels Like The Summer" and "Gabriel's Sitting In" are two such. There's humour too, ("No," I hear you gasp!) with Phil's legendary sacking from the band and the ever popular "Gnome Song". My only qualm was where is "Tommy The Tortoise"? The set, which lasts an hour and is well worth every second, concludes with a near perfect "Jesus How Lovely You Are/It Will Be Worth It All" harmony at which point... no, I won't tell you. Buy it, they're great.

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