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- Posted on Oct 15th 2009 10:00AM by Ginny Yang
The Russian-born songstress, cutting a stunning figure in a black frock and red lipstick, shared the stage with a drummer, a string quartet and a massive disco ball. Spektor filled the venue with her vibrant voice and hit all her high notes flawlessly. The crowd scrambled to their feet several times and could hardly resist the urge to sing along to her whimsical and poignant tracks, even belting along to the instrumental parts of 'On the Radio'.
However, the audience remained hushed and reverent when the band left and Spektor stood alone on the stage to sing an a cappella version of 'Silly Eye Colour Generalizations.' She then picked up her turquoise guitar and belted out such classics as 'That Time' and 'Bobbing for Apples,' followed by a rendition of 'Poor Little Rich Boy,' which had her playing the piano melody with her left hand as her right hand tapped out the beat with a drumstick. By the time her backing musicians rejoined her for the encore, the audience was dancing in their seats. Those who witnessed the show will certainly have no trouble remembering that time Regina Spektor sang them love songs in New York.