May 4, 2009 – 4:13 am

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St Luke’s 2009 [no label, 1CD]

Live at St Luke’s, London. BBC One Sessions. March 7, 2009. Audio extracted from TV broadcast.

As a curtain raiser to the release of her greatest hits package, The Annie Lennox Collection (March 9), this Scottish singer/musician, backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, put on quite a show at St Luke’s in London which was broadcast on TV.

Looking like she’s fully recovered from her back injury (Lennox underwent a spinal surgery in 2008), the singer is fighting fit and with a voice to match. Unlike the iconic figure she conjured up in her music videos - sometimes with extraordinary make-up and costumes, here, she simply let her songs and her voice take over.

While it is the classic hit songs such as No More I Love You’s, Here Comes The Rain Again and Sweet Dreams which fans come to hear, it is no surprise the political activist did a “quiet” version of Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves (a modern feminist anthem with Aretha Franklin). Listening to this, it is not difficult to see why Lennox has been dubbed “The Greatest White Soul Singer Alive.” Then there is Ash’s Shining Light, the new song on the compilation.

A partisan review at stated: “It felt like Annie was performing in our living rooms, the acoustics were incredible, the orchestra and Annie’s band creating the most incredible sound, and Annie’s vocals somehow managing to soar over them all.”

Thanks to smiler40 who shared the TV broadcast on the Dime site. These audio tracks were extracted from the broadcast. Thanks also to guesswho for the screenshots.

These tracks are no longer available for sharing.

Track 01. Intro
Track 02. Little Bird
Track 03. Walking On Broken Glass
Track 04. No More I Love You’s
Track 05. There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)
Track 06. Here Comes The Rain Again
Track 07. Cold
Track 08. A Thousand Beautiful Things
Track 09. Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves
Track 10. Ghosts In My Machine
Track 11. When Tomorrow Comes
Track 12. Shining Light
Track 13. Thanks to Orchestra & Band
Track 14. Why
Track 15. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Click on the link to order The Annie Lennox Collection.

  1. 4 Responses to “ANNIE LENNOX - ST LUKE’S, LONDON 2009”

  2. Thanks so much for this!! Awesome show…

    By Gabriel on May 4, 2009

  3. I didn’t hear of this one. Can’t wait to listen

    By Matt on May 5, 2009

  4. Killer!

    By MC on May 6, 2009

  5. Thank you so much for providing this. I didn’t know she did this. Thank you again!

    By Timothy on May 13, 2009

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