August 08, 2017

Sivert Høyem: Live At Acropolis - Herod Atticus Odeon, Athens

Norwegian singer Sivert Høyem fulfilled a lifelong dream when he performed two shows at the 2000-year old Herod Atticus Odeon amphitheater at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece last year. On September 29th and October 2nd he played songs from his solo albums and his former band Madrugada, backed by a full band and a string quartet. The shows were recorded an filmed and are now available as a live album and accompanying DVD. Høyem's music is mostly rather mainstream AOR with a few country licks thrown in (My Thieving Heart, Into The Sea). His vocal range allows him to project various moods (joy, heartbreak, anger).

Høyem comes into his own when he gets darker and his musicians get a little breathing room to turn it up. What´s On Your Mind and Give It A Whirl and Moon Landing sound like Nick Cave in a melloe mood, although Høyem's lyrics are no match for his poetic prowess. Live At Acropolis - Herod Atticus Odeon, Athens is a nice souvenir his fan base. It's entertaining, but rather faceless.

Sivert Høyem: vocals, guitar
Øystein Franzvag: bass
Christer Knutsen: guitar
Christer Knutsen: keyboards
Cato Salsa: keyboards, guitar
Fjordheim: drums
Line Arnes: violin
Ragnhild Lien: violin
Johannes Martens: cello
Lise Voldsdal: violin

Live At Acropolis - Herod Atticus Odeon, Athens is released on Hektor Grammofon (limited edition vinyl, standard vinyl incl. DVD, 2CD digipack incl. DVD, digital).

Disc 1:
  1. Lioness
  2. Black And Gold
  3. January 3rd
  4. What´s On Your Mind
  5. My Thieving Heart
  6. Honey Bee
  7. Prisoner Of The Road
  8. Into The Sea
Disc 2:
  1. The Boss Bossa Nova
  2. Görlitzer Park
  3. Give It A Whirl
  4. Majesty
  5. Sleepwalking Man
  6. Handsome Savior
  7. Moon Landing
  8. Silences

Live date:


HCTF review of Lioness.

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