Earlier this year Tim & I were lucky enough to get an invite to the beautiful brother & sister act, Angus & Julia Stone, live at the Apple store in Sydney. A few months on and sprouting from their ethereal live performances is this brand new live EP from the iTunes Live series released through EMI.
What stands out for me is the muted trumpet, smouldering away through stand out tracks such as Private Lawns & Mango Tree. The newer singles are here and get a similar working over with just enough ambient crowd input to relay a sense of the intimacy that was felt on the night. These extended versions rise and fall like autumnal leaves in a breeze betraying the glimpse of summer that may be just around the corner.
I’ve seen them play a few times and while they are normally pretty happy to have a chat but on this occasion the two seemed pretty shy, only hinting at their sense of humour though cheeky waves at the gathering crowds outside and perhaps the cover of the Grease hit, You’re the one that I want.
This live album is stupendous, perfect for a lazy weekend afternoon watching the world pass by. Unsurprisingly it out now through iTunes and we’ll be playing snippets on the show from next week. Couldn’t find any video’s from the night but here’s Mango Tree just for fun.