Label: Meyer Records LPMR 177
Unplugged in Berlin” is the great Acoustic Trio concert by Willy DeVille, which has been on the market in bootleg quality for several years but has now been re-released by the small but fine Cologne-based label MEYER RECORDS in a top technical quality appropriate to the concert , Rarely has one experienced Master so relaxed and at the same time soulful and powerful. Mr. Heart & Soul at his best.
The instrumentalization almost already dictates the character of the concert. Grand piano, upright bass, occasionally Dobro, acoustic or electric guitar give the unforgettable voice of Willy DeVille her perfect, this time very intimate setting. That’s all Willy needs. Thankfully, the granseigneur of great feeling on this recording has been given the opportunity to tell his stories as well. Willy was always a storyteller. Since time immemorial, he loved the songs in which he could tell his stories. But on this evening in Berlin he was in a for him on stage rare chatter. Almost every song gets its own story from Willy. You have to thank the publishers for letting him have this space on the record as well. That alone makes this recording special. You could almost say “Unplugged in Berlin” shows Another Side of Willy DeVille. A beautiful concert will find adequate preservation.