Sorry to hear about your mum man.
I have lost a lot of friends and family this year.
Thats the thing about music.
It will always remind you of good and bad times in your life with almost pinpoint accuracy.
i bought this album at John Grant's show at Birmingham Town Hall. The show was astounding, emotional for me as it took place three days after the death of my mother to breast cancer. The recording captures the performance incredibly well, takes me back to that moment each time. Live music has been a huge part of my family life through good times and bad, and it is very powerful to be able to relive those moments.
On a very positive note, this recording captures to personality of a performer, John is very frank in his anecdotes between songs, which studio recordings don't offer. Bizarrely it is as if you get to meet the great man. Rufus Wainwright shows have similar affect.