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Lisa Stansfield 2014 tour

Lisa Stansfield 2014 tour

Is that dress Aqua or Peacock Blue?

That kinda set the tone for an unforgettable evening at The Bridgewater Hall Manchester on the latest leg of Lisa's 'Seven' tour.

Accompanied on stage by her loyal and talented musicians,including the hubby,Lisa proceeded through a long set of classic hits from the last 30 plus years, aswell as several tracks from her most recent CD SEVEN.

Can't Dance reminded us of her superb track record in dance anthems with Someday and of course All around the World,which ultimately turned out to be her finale.

The band's smattering of 70s disco licks – and a Barry White cover – kept the packed audience out of their seats, and the Rochdale superstar demonstrated she has no truck with artistic pretension. "This song is about a woman who fell in love with the wrong person," she explains. "So … she just kills 'er 'usband!" The better material from her new album, Seven, shows what her voice can do, though. Stupid Heart could be from Elvis's Vegas period. Conversation is a stripped down, tour de force of strength and vulnerability that suggests she is overdue a whole album of classic-sounding soul.

Great too was the homage to her recent film Northern Soul,which included a number of young dancers reminding us all of the era..

After that, the 1989 Coldcut collaboration People Hold On pumps the Italian house piano, while the aforementioned global smash All Around the World inevitably creates a singalong. After almost two hours, she finally scurries off, no doubt itching to get out of that dress.

Aqua we all finally agreed..

Published: 11-Sep-2014

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