Some music you can – and I do – deconstruct. Some songs can be easily broken down into their constituent parts: the percussive, the melodic, the lyric. Some songwriting you can admire on strictly cerebral terms. But now and again you have such a simple, deep and unquestioning relationship with a song, or an album, or an artist, that analysis is entirely redundant. The Blue Nile are, for me, this rare kind of band. What a voice that man has; what soul. Here’s one of the very few high quality videos of them performing live. Joyful.