Jackie De Shannon -Live at Dingwalls 25/05/06

Now I wasn’t even going to go to this show, but I’m damn glad I did as this is was the best gig I’ve seen for years… This is the first time she’d ever played the UK and it was an occasion to remember. It’s hard to believe that Jackie is well over 60 as she is still such a BABE. God, if I only looked half this good…She came on and opened with When You Walk In The Room, she was straightaway at ease and the young band got the backing right with a nice clear 12 string riffs. The set was good and she had many cool anecdotes to share between numbers. Something magical happened when she played Dylan’s Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright – everything just came together and she really soared and took the audience with her…Each Time was an unexpected delight and Needles and Pins reminded us why we were here in the first place. The crowd was laping it up and joined in What The World Needs Now and Put A Little Love In Your Heart and then it was over. The only omissions for me were Don’t Doubt Yourself Babe and Splendor In The Grass. I stayed on another two hours as Dingwalls felt like home. A line of about 150 balding blokes holding CDs had formed into an orderly queue as Jackie was holding audience and graciously took time time to talk and give authographs to everyone. Amazing!

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