Antony And The Johnsons - 'Turning'
Live album from Antony Hegarty reveals new sides to some old favourites
‘Turning’ was recorded live in 2006 as part of an art performance collaboration between Antony Hegarty and filmmaker Charles Atlas, exploring the identities of 13 women. The resulting album is a heartfelt set that showcases the 42-year-old singer and pianist’s elegant style. Heavily emotive tracks like ‘Hope There’s Someone’ and ‘For Today I Am a Boy’ shine in the intimate setting, but a real revelation comes in ‘Where Is My Power’. Previously released as a B-side, this live take scrubs away an ugly drumbeat and uncovers the song’s natural beauty. Casual fans are unlikely to find anything new in most of these recordings but, 14 years into his career, Hegarty is still a startling performer and songwriter.
Record label: Rough Trade
Release date: 10 Nov, 2014