This long-awaited first live album was recorded in circumstances none of us could have imagined when we hoped for such a thing in years past. Lee returned from over 15 months of COVID-enforced 'darkness' to perform the show of his life - an all-singing, all danc... OK, not so much the dancing!, 40th birthday celebration on the iconic stage of the London Palladium. Fittingly it is this concert that has been preserved for posterity... and not just in album form, there's a DVD too! So those of us who were fortunate enough to be there on the night can relive it to our hearts' content and those who could not be present can now share the experience.
The album version of LEE MEAD - IN CONCERT (17 tracks) is available digitally on all usual platforms:
while physical copies are available to order from Amazon UK and Westway Music (via MusicGlue) - the CD booklet, with pictures aplenty and Lee's thoughts on each song on the album, is reason enough to buy a copy!
The DVD version of LEE MEAD - IN CONCERT featuring the full concert in all its glory (23 tracks) is in PAL format suitable for both UK and Rest of World viewing and is also available from Westway Music.
Special guests: Kerry Ellis, Marisha Wallace, Dalton Harris and Steve Balsamo (Kerry and Dalton feature on the DVD only).
Band: Musical Director/Piano - Adam Dennis; Keys 2 - Jeff Leach; Guitar - Adam Goldsmith; Bass - Don Richardson; Drums - Neil Wilkinson; Woodwind - Dave Bishop; Trumpet - Craig Wild; Trombone - Andy Wood; Leader/Violin 1 - Shelley Tucker; Violin 2 - JennyMay Logan; Viola - Bryony Mycroft; Cello - Dom Pecheur.
Director: Graham J Trott; Sound: Andy Johnson; Lighting: James Matthews.
Recorded live on 10 June 2021 at the London Palladium, produced by Neil O'Brien and Rhydian Roberts for Westway Music - see the full tracklists in the Discography - CD / DVD.
Published: 18/11/2021; last updated: 19/11/2021