RENALDO & THE LOAF Long Time Coming (Live in Vienna 2018)
Renaldo & The Loaf only ever graced a stage once nearly 40 years ago for a 20 minute improvisation. In June 2018 Klanggalerie celebrated its 25th anniversary with a 2 day festival that brought 11 bands from the label to Vienna for an exclusive gig. One of those bands was Renaldo & The Loaf.... a great honour for us and a very special event for a lot of people who travelled from all over the world to see them. It was the first time RATL played a proper set and let me tell you, they were beyond amazing. The set consisted of songs old and new, and even a so-far unreleased track was presented for the first time ever. Of course, this unique event was recorded and here is Renaldo & The Loaf live at Klang25 in Vienna in 2018! Full tracklist: 1. BPM 2. Lonely Rosa 3. Scent of Turnip 4. Ow! Stew The Red Shoe 5.Scottish Shuffle 6. Absence 7. Green Candle 8. Henri Rise 9. Bearded Cats 10. Corset Vendor 11. 16 Going On 17. 12. Spratts Medium + Medical Man 13. Gladsome Vane 14. Hambu Hodo. Price: € 18,-/copy incl. worldwide shipping.
Now here is something you dont often get - a punchy, varied, well-recorded & wholly enjoyable live record. Long Time Coming sonically chronicles the first every concert from British avant pop two-piece Renaldo & The Loaf that happened last year in Vienna. The CD brings together the bands complete live set of fourteen tracks - it works perfectly as both a primer/ celebration of this bands fairly unique sound, as well as a effective flowing album - live or otherwise! (...) I cant think of many/any bands who have released a great comeback record like Gurdy Hurding, then gone on to release an equally great live album a few years after - but thats exactly what Renaldo and the Loaf have done with Long Time Coming. Hats off to Mr Poole & Mr Janssen for such a great show, and well done for Klanggalerie for arranging the show & putting this CD out.
(Musique Machine, May 2019)