Synopsis by Nathan Southern
With her astonishing five-octave range, the British progressive rock chanteuse Annie Haslam commandeered the charts in the late seventies, with her debut solo EP Annie in Wonderland, a production effort of ELO co-founder Roy Wood. She remained prolific (and consistent) over the following three decades, with such subsequent efforts as 1985's Still Life, 1994's Blessing in Disguise, and 1999's The Dawn of Ananda. As an accompaniment to the 2006 release of Live Studio Concert, Haslam's first official concert film, the home video issue Annie Haslam: Live in Philadelphia 1997 travels back to the late nineties, for one of Haslam's concerts in Philly. In this release, Haslam performs nine numbers before an enthusiastic audience: "Carpet of the Sun," "Pool of Tears," "Summon the Angels," "Captive Heart," "After the Oceans are Gone," "Seashell Eyes," "Sleepless Mother," "What He Seeks," and "The Young Prince and Princess."