The show featured covers of Cat Power’s “Metal Heart”, PJ Harvey’s “The Desperate Kingdom of Love” and Gwen McCrae’s “Always on My Mind”.
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers brought their new album ‘Imposter’ to London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire last night (December 7)
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Depeche Mode frontman and longtime collaborator Rich Machine was joined on stage by a full band and backing vocalists for the intimate show, which featured the cover album in full from start to finish.
Performances featured covers of Cat Power’s “Metal Heart”, PJ Harvey’s “The Desperate Kingdom of Love” and Gwen McCrae’s “Always on My Mind”, which you can watch below.
But the biggest excitement was secured when Gahan performed Depeche Mode’s classic “Personal Jesus” reprise followed by “John the Revelator,” which you can also watch below.
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An intimate performance followed by Gahan and Soulsavers’ show at the Coliseum in London earlier this week.
talking to Granthshala Regarding the record’s live performance earlier this year, Gahan said: “Performance is a big part of me.” I expect there are going to be some very unique performances from this record, definitely in London. We’re planning a few things at the moment and it looks like we might be able to do that bubble thing for six weeks and do some special things there.
“I want to perform where it’s like ‘An Evening with Imposter.’ I hope we can pull this off because I really think it will be something special.
“Imposter” was recorded live as a 10-member band at the renowned Shangri-La Recording Studio in Malibu, CA in November of 2019 and released last month. It is the third album by Dave Gahan & Soulsavers, following 2015’s ‘Angels and Ghosts’ and 2012’s ‘Light the Dead Sea’.
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers played:
‘The Dark End of the Street’
‘I Held My Baby Last Night’
‘A man needs a maid’
‘shut me off’
‘Where my love sleeps’
‘Desperate Kingdom of Love’
‘It’s not dark yet’
‘always in my mind’
‘John the Revelator’
‘Take me back home’