Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia


Live 05 DVD

I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of this DVD from my very old friend Jon Hiseman, Barbara’s husband a couple of months ago, but unfortunately I have been so busy that I have not had the time to sit down and watch and listen until today.

It is a live recording of a concert the band did in Stuttgart and I have to say I was absolutely Blown Away!

Barbara who was awarded an OBE for her services to the music industry was unfortunately diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease  a few years ago and Jon, being the guy he is, said he wanted to get Barbara recorded before it was too late. Jon and Barbara first met when they were teenagers, and have been together ever since.

I am not worthy to actually review this album, suffice to say the music is soul lifting, you have to go and get a copy. I’m not sure if it is for sale in the shops but a quick visit to  www.temple music    will give you the details. I should mention that I am not on any commission here good readers, just spreading the word and waving the flag for great British music.