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Music Advisor: Neil Finn and Paul Kelly’s Goin’ Your Way

Neil Finn and Paul Kelly
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Neil Finn and Paul Kelly
Goin’ Your Way
EMI
(Blue-ray, DVD, CD)

In early 2013, two of Australia and New Zealand’s greatest living songwriters took a turn around the country to perform their greatest songs. With a set list that could almost be described as the ‘Great Australian Modern Songbook’ Finn and Kelly playfully and soulfully covered ground that included classics like Message to My Girl and How to make Gravy. Such was the success of the concerts, a live DVD, blu-ray, and double-CD of their show at the March 10 Sydney Opera House has been released entitled Goin’ Your Way. Critics and audiences who got along to any of the performances were unashamedly captivated by the collaboration, which saw Crowded House and Split Enz legend Finn and solo maestro Kelly sing each others songs and perform some of their best loved numbers together.

Stack Magazine says: “Theoretically brilliant musical marriages don’t always work, but local music legends Neil Finn and Paul Kelly’s month long Australian tour. Each night they would accompany one another on their vanguard songs, and swap material. Kicking off the evening, the two trade verses on Kelly’s Before Too Long. They continue all evening, seamlessly. This show, from the final performance of the tour, sees the two songwriters caught in the grand confines of the Sydney Opera House; so there’s a requisite sense of occasion. But, that would mean nothing if the two performers didn’t possess such an innate respect and wonder of the inner workings of one another’s songs. They achieve a rare feat: lovely nuances in several of your favourites that don’t destroy the familiar things we love, all through the evening. You just can’t go wrong here  – it’s an unbeatable night in, and with a glass or two of red and some booming speakers, you’ll think you’re up there with them.”

Sydney Morning Herald:  “…ultimately it’s the interplay – visual, verbal, musical – between Kelly and Finn that elevates the show to something more special than most.”

Herald Sun: “Goin’ Your Way is your lengthy souvenir (CD and DVD) of the most wonderful tour of the year – Finn and Kelly’s joint outing and mutual lovefest.”

Twitter:

@mscott: “Last night’s Opera House concert with Neil Finn and Paul Kelly was sensational.”

@missyhiggins: “Saw neil finn and paul kelly concert last night, and it absolutely lived up to my extremely high expectations. Dream combo. Was blown away.”

@neilmullanefinn: “I realised today that this tour wiith Paul Kelly is going to be quite special”

Watch the concert live below: