The Morning Becomes Eclectic Session
Diamond Soul Recordings/Glitterhouse
Taken from a live-to-air stripped-back radio session, this live Spain album is something of a bridge between the return/return to form of The Soul of Spain and the upcoming new studio album. Josh Haden’s in fine voice, the playing is great, his songs have a shine to them – and his three sisters join him and the band here for some great backing vocals on a lovely version of Only One.
There’s soft tinkles of piano around the downtrodden strum to open Nobody Has To Know, it’s a lovely wee pop song as is I’m Still Free.
The seven songs here – and the versions of them – may not set your world alight, but it’s a continuation of the sound and confirmation that The Soul of Spain was no one-off, no fluke. Spain is back and there are reminders of The Blue Moods of Spain across the sound of the band and the songs – but there’s more to come. That’s very clear.
And the closing version here of Spiritual – again with the sisters’ voices helping to lead the way – would be reason enough to want to have this. And to get ready to be excited about that new album on the way…