This Moment: Live In Toronto with the Loose Band
Download links and information about This Moment: Live In Toronto with the Loose Band by Victoria Williams. This album was released in 1995 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 16 tracks with total duration of 01:08:54 minutes.
|Genre:||Rock, Folk Rock, Country, Alternative Country, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic, Contemporary Folk|
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|3.||Harry Went to Heaven||3:19|
|5.||Polish Those Shoes||5:53|
|11.||Summer of Drugs||5:39|
|13.||Smoke Gets In Your Eyes||3:21|
|14.||Can't Cry Hard Enough||4:41|
Victoria Williams' first international tour as a headliner — supporting her 1994 release Loose — yielded This Moment: In Toronto With the Loose Band, her first concert recording. Williams (guitar/vocals) is supported by a six-piece band centering around the Williams Brothers (no relation to Victoria), David (vocals) and Andrew (guitar), as well as Tim Ray (keyboards) — all of whom had participated in the creation of Loose. Joining them are neo-folk session heavyweights Joey Burns (bass/vocals) and David Mansfield (violin/dobro/pedal steel guitar/mandolin). As an ensemble, they animate choice selections from Victoria's previous studio efforts — Happy Come Home (1987) and Swing the Statue(1990) — with an emphasis on material from Loose. As a songwriter, Victoria Williams conjures exquisite images weaved around an ethereal folk/jazz delivery — which is more often than not also saturated in down-home psychedelia, examples of which abound throughout This Moment. Primary among them is "Graveyard," which was renamed "Blackbirds Rise" on her follow-up studio release Musings of a Creek Dipper (1998), as well as the achingly beautiful reading of the Jimmy Van Heusen/Johnny Burke pop standard "Imagination." The undemanding and comfortably intimate environs that Williams create during performance are punctuated by the spontaneous on-stage arrival of her traveling companion and puppy, Molly — inspiring Victoria to ad-lib "Oh its good to have a dog. It's good to see their smile. It's good to have your arms around 'em when it's been a long while" — during the opening to what develops into a rousing "Crazy Mary." Another endearing moment catches Victoria interacting with the audience and spontaneously performing requests — most notably "TC." Although accompanied by her own solo piano, she lovingly re-creates Van Dyke Parks' breathtaking string arrangements. This Moment is a precious and rare gift from a flower to her audience.