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Jo Harman Releases 'Sweet Man Moses (Live)' As Lead Single For Upcoming '3 Hearts Live' Double CD

By Mark Ede.

Jo Harman has a very vocal and forthright inner circle of supporters and when we let the cat out of the bag that the whole of her gig at Acapela in Cardiff was professionally recorded (by the venue) they ganged up on us to put out the whole performance complete and unedited.

I thought that's crazy - no one puts a complete, unedited performance out - but put it out we will. The complete concert, the whole darn shooting match; albeit nicely mixed, is being released as a limited edition double CD, with zero 'fixes' and totally organic in terms of performance.

What's more the great Jon Astley, whose previous clients include the likes of The Who, Led Zeppelin, George Harrison, Eric Clapton and others, very generously offered to master it. And if that wasn't enough, Mark Wilkinson (whose cover arts clients include the likes of Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Marillion) agreed to do the artwork which includes an illustration of Jo herself, front and centre! And here is the lead 'single' from the near 2 hour set - the song that 'launched' Jo's career, 'Sweet Man Moses' from Jo's debut album 'Dirt On My Tongue', a song about her Father which influential radio presenter Dave Raven (RIP) nominated as 'Blues song of the year' back in 2011.

The double album is called 'Three Hearts Live' because Jo was carrying twins at the time, and when the boys (yes, she had twin boys) are much older, I want to play this record to them and say 'boys, that's your Mum and her gang of loyal and talented musicians..... doing it for real, for a living....and that's exactly just how good they actually sounded!!!'.



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