LUKA BLOOM - MUSIC
LUKA BLOOM - THE MAN IS ALIVE

The Man Is Alive
2 DVD & 1 CD Set
(Format: PAL - All Region Disc)
AN AFTERNOON IN KILDARE
AN EVENING IN DUBLIN
Question & Answer Session
MY NAME IS LUKA - Documentary
THE MAN IS ALIVE - LIVE CD
www.themanisalive.com
© 2008 Union Station Productions

AN AFTERNOON IN KILDARE
DVD - Tracklist
01. I Am Not At War With Anyone
02. Lebanon
03. No Matter Where You Go, There You Are
04. Sunny Sailor Boy
05. Water Ballerina
06. Lighthouse
07. Rainbow Day
08. You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
09. Perfect Groove
10. True Blue

The setting for this afternoon gathering couldn't have been more inspiring. The open fields of Kildare and the Bog of Allen are the backdrop for music with friends and family. We get an intimate feeling with Luka in his home, where many of his most recent songs were written. Water Ballerina, You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time, are still lyrically emotional classics.


AN EVENING IN DUBLIN
DVD - Tracklist
1. Primavera
2. Innocence
3. Here And Now
4. Peace On Earth
5. City Of Chicago
6. Don't Be Afraid Of The Light That Shines Within You
7. Exploring The Blue
8. Gone To Pablo
9. The Man Is Alive / The Hill Of Allen

Luka has made great connections with audiences in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, the UK and the US throughout his career, so he personally invited his fans to come and experience an intimate gig in a Dublin venue. The mood is sumptuous and songs like The Man Is Alive and City Of Chicago are performed with outstanding passion - pure dynamite! Luka made it a stunning night and opened up for a questions and answers session afterwards.


MY NAME IS LUKA
DOCUMENTARY
In this feature we get a personal insight into Luka: the artist, the writer and performer from his home in County Kildare and with his family in County Clare. This documentary shines light on the inspirations for his songs and the natural settings of Ireland which bring out his expressive lyrics.
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THE MAN IS ALIVE
LIVE CD - Tracklist
01. I Am Not At War With Anyone
02. Lebanon
03. Water Ballerina
04. No Matter Where You Go, There You Are
05. Innocence
06. Lonesome Robin
07. Primavera
08. Peace On Earth (instrumental)
09. Gypsy Music
10. Thank You For Bringing Me Here
11. Exploring The Blue
12. Rainbow Day
13. The Man Is Alive
14. The Hill Of Allen (instrumental)
15. Don't Be Afraid Of The Light That Shines Within You
16. Love Is A Place I Dream Of

The diversity of the performance from Dublin and Kildare has made for a fine collection of new and old songs with magical moments captured throughout. Romantic songs like Love Is A Place I Dream Of and the call for Peace On Earth are among the many beautiful tracks on this Live CD. Luka is a live performer like no other, and his spirit and music are really alive on these exceptional recordings.


© 01-02-2008 Union Station Productions (Ireland)
12-05-2008 Proper Music Distribution (UK) | 30-05-2008 Skip Records (Germany/Austria/Switzerland)
07-07-2008 V2 Records (Benelux)

Available from www.lukabloom.com

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Luka Bloom - Peace On Earth
Taken from THE MAN IS ALIVE DVD - AN EVENING IN DUBLIN


Luka Bloom - Sunny Sailor Boy
Taken from THE MAN IS ALIVE DVD - AN AFTERNOON IN KILDARE


Clip from 'My Name Is Luka' - DOCUMENTARY
Luka talks about the song 'The Fertile Rock' in the Burren.


Luka Bloom Newsletter
21 February 2008

Greetings everyone,

I hate watching violent movies. Always did. whenever I find myself watching one, I look through closed fingers, and wait for the hard parts to pass. That's what it was like last night trying to watch the new DVD for the first time. I loved the bits in the documentary section where I'm playing with friends, or walking with my sister; but I couldn't be looking at or listening to myself talking so much. The only part of the DVD I could watch without freaking was when I was playing guitar, because it's the first time I've watched myself do that, and I still have no clue what I'm doing, which is a bit of fun.

What I'm saying is I would never have done this. Only for members of my family and a few people close to my family, the DVD would never have happened. Niall, Usna, Turlough, Anne, and all the people they assembled, made this happen.

They started to ask me about it 3 years ago and I didn't want to know about it. Just let me write songs and sing them and I'm happy. But the lads just thought it was time for this, and they persisted. I thought they were mad.

So many great people came over to Dublin for a mighty night in the Helix. From all over the place. We had a lovely time.

I'm not going to go into the details of the delay in getting the DVD finished, but I'll just say there were serious issues with the Helix gig from a technical perspective. We lost all but 50 minutes of the gig. I was prepared to let the project go, but Niall and Usna persisted, and in time they rescued enough of the show to consider finishing.

Then I got the idea of bringing a few people round to the house for a Saturday afternoon, to get a different buzz.

Then we approached the lads in Holland about using the documentary...... And all of a sudden nearly 3 years later here we are.
2 gigs, a bunch of songs, way too much of me talking shite.
I can't watch it, and I never will again.

But for people who like these things, I hope the DVD satisfies your curiosity.

And I hope you enjoy the songs, and the shots of the Burren.

I've learned something from the DVD, and I'm grateful for that.

It's great to sing and play music. But maybe not so great to be trying to explain yourself. Maybe there's no need. Maybe it is best to sing the song, and then shut up. I think so.

See what you think.

This was a long tough road, especially for Niall and Usna at Union Station Productions. I thank them and admire them for their resilience and conviction. And I thank all the people who helped put the 2 gigs together.

But most of all, I thank the people who took time and trouble to travel to Dublin to attend the Helix gig. We really hope the wait is worth it for you now.

It's great to have it done.

Right so, I'm off to make a record...

God bless,

Luka


Luka Bloom Live @ The Helix, Dublin
Wednesday, 28 September 2005

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Luka during the Question and Answer Session...

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...and singing the last song of the night: Ewan MacColl's 'The Joy Of Living'
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