Here is a little taste of heaven, at least at the aural level. I am so besotted by the duo lead singers of Lucius that I sought out every YouTube video that I could find. And in the process stumbled across their live in the studio rendition of John Lennon's Free As a Bird. The first soft vocal entry is absolutely perfect - the tone and harmony work is spine tingling. And then.. on the next verse... the first word "Home" is delivered as a cascading overload of harmony. A perfect sense of rhythm coupled with dead on pitch and breath control shoots this into the stratosphere. The contrapuntal acoustic guitar and over amped electric lead guitar add sparse accompaniment that fits the song perfectly. My partner and I are kicking ourselves for missing Lucius twice in 2014 here in Stumptown. Next time they are anywhere near the West Coast - we will be there.
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