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ED2012 Music Review: Sweethearts Of The 40s (Blitz Sisters / Free Festival)

ED2012 4/5 Reviews ED2012 Music Reviews

You have to hand it to them, they give it their all. From wailing air raid sirens to red lipstick and seamed stockings, authenticity is the name of the game here. Featuring classic wartime songs including ‘We’ll Meet Again’, ‘White Cliffs of Dover’ and ‘At Last’, the Blitz Sisters sing their hearts out with the very gusto the era embodies – naturally accompanied by nostalgic members of the audience. This show is consummately professional throughout; perfectly learnt historical introductions and songs rehearsed to within an inch of their lives. Unfortunately the girls’ voices are not exceptional, nor is the arrangement. But it hardly matters, because a good patriotic singsong will always have a place in British hearts, young or old.

Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters, 2-26 Aug, 4.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Olivia Sleet]

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