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Monday, 9 February 2015

Review: Barbara Dickson at Sage Gateshead

Singer Barbara Dickson
Singer Barbara Dickson
Barbara Dickson has been performing on Tyneside for more than four decades.
In that time she has secured herself a loyal fan base and no doubt one that continues to grow.
For with Barbara, no two tours are the same. She mixes it up each time and this tour boasted many tracks from her beautiful album Winter, made all the better by hearing the performed live.
Her voices is a strong and velvety as ever and the newer numbers sat well with the old favourites (although the latter did get the loudest rounds of applause).

Barbara Dickson has had a long love affair with the North East.
The singer has been performing here since the late 60s and even now her concerts have echoes of her Tyneside jaunts.
Barbara is at Sage Gateshead on Sunday and on the set list will be one of her favourite songs written by the late Lindisfarne frontman Alan Hull.
Winter Song is one of a series of favourites chosen by Barbara for her latest album Winter.
“It is full of Winter songs, some of which are advent and Christmas carols, but they have gone from the show obviously,” Barbara tells me.
“But there is secular music on that album as well and that is music we can sing in the winter. Alan Hull’s beautiful Winter Song, which I know from years ago, Gerry Rafferty’s Winter’s Come is there. The Silence of the Dawn, a millennium hymn from Sweden written by ABBA’s Benny Andersson. And The January Man, a song I know from 40 years ago which I adore and always wanted to sing.
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Winter
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Full Circle
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Into The Light
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Time And Tide 
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