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Larger Than Live, volume 2

Side A
Artist Song Buy
Al Stewart  Flying Sorcery  buy on itunes
Robyn Hitchcock  Visions of Johanna  buy on itunes
Ari Hest  Bird Never Flies  buy on itunes
Sally Timms & Jon Langford  Nighttime  buy on itunes
Ray Davies & Damon Albarn  Waterloo Sunset  buy on itunes
Dave Van Ronk  Where Were You Last Night?  buy on itunes
Badly Drawn Boy  Magic in the Air  buy on itunes
Jackson Browne  Lives in the Balance  buy on itunes
Counting Crows  Rich_ard Manuel Is Dead  buy on itunes
Melissa Ferrick  Let Me Go  buy on itunes
Edwin McCain  Alive  buy on itunes
Love Spit Love  Wake Up  buy on itunes
Jim Infantino  Cut Off Your Head  buy on itunes
Nada Surf  See These Bones  buy on itunes
Hole  He Hit Me and It Felt Like A Kiss  buy on itunes
Duncan Sheik  Barely Breathing  buy on itunes
Dougie MacLean  All The Way To Eternity  buy on itunes
Erykah Badu  Next Lifetime  buy on itunes
Mose Allison  Your Mind's On Vacation  buy on itunes
Side B
Steve Forbert  Streets of This Town  buy on itunes
Rory Block  Big Road Blues  buy on itunes
The Thrills  Your Love Is Like Las Vegas  buy on itunes
David Wilcox  Waffle House  buy on itunes
Amy Rigby  Cynically Yours  buy on itunes
Robert Earl Keen  Who'll Be Looking Out For Me?  buy on itunes
King Straggler  Good Man  buy on itunes
Elliott Smith  Division Day  buy on itunes
Simon & Garfunkel  A Church Is Burning  buy on itunes
Sweet Honey in the Rock  Peace  buy on itunes
Bob Dylan  John Brown  buy on itunes
Collective Soul  Counting The Days  buy on itunes
The Smashing Pumpkins  Today  buy on itunes
Mariah Carey  I'll Be There  buy on itunes
Keb-Mo  Tell Everybody I Know  buy on itunes
Ray Lamontagne  Trouble  buy on itunes
Ben Kweller  Rules  buy on itunes
Edie Carey  Violently  buy on itunes
Wes Cunningham  You Win Some You Lose Some  buy on itunes
Rose Polenzani  This Bitter Heart  buy on itunes
Loudon Wainwright III  Unrequited to the nth Degree  buy on itunes
Avril Lavigne  My Happy E_nding  buy on itunes


This is the second volume of the series on live recordings. This time the songs come from an acoustic setting, which is my personal favorite when atte_nding a show. There are so many terrific "listening rooms" around the country like The Birchmere (near D.C.), The Iron Horse in Northampton, Mass., Cat's Cradle near Chapel Hill, NC, Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA, and so on and so forth. Supporting these venues helps to promote new music and keep singer/songwriters working, some of whom travel around on a shoestring budget. I recall meeting Edie Carey one night at Eddie's Attic after her set and hearing her tell about life on the road when one is riding around in a car that's held together with bailing wire. Clearly, however, she does what she does for the love of music and performing. And she's very good at her craft, just not in the way that's ever going to fill an auditorium or make her a lot of money unless some movie soundtrack or commercial picks up one of her songs.

So this mix is a tribute to the musicians who play the acoustic clubs and cafTs. And there is a quiz for someone to win a free copy of this mix. Amy Rigby was once married to what session/backing musician?

disc one download
disc two download

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Date: 11/24/2008
Not much on the Maria, but you more than make up for it with the Mose.
Rebel Princess
Date: 11/24/2008
I'm okay with Mariah, but Avril? Really? Oh, well. There's Duncan, Erykah, Jackson, Loudon, Thrills, Bob, S&G, Elliott, Robyn, CC, BDB and Ray! Oh, Ray.
Date: 11/24/2008
I've often found that the artists I'd least expect (or artists I don't really like) somehow record the best live tracks. So I'm expecting a lot from the artists here I've never cared much for before. :)

Wasn't Amy Rigby married to Will Rigby? I know now she's married to Wreckless Eric.
avocado rabbit
Date: 11/24/2008
kmbone has the correct answer in the quiz.
Date: 11/24/2008
There is nothing like a live set. Nice collection.
Date: 11/24/2008
This simply shows that live is the medium in which artists truly show their talents. Also, live performances emphasize the interaction between musician and audience, bringing out the best in both. Lovely playlist! I always liked Steve Forbert and Dave Van Ronk.
Funky Ratchet
Date: 11/25/2008
Hooray for Waffle House and hooray for this mix!
Date: 11/25/2008
I'm with you completely - live and acoustic is the best there is. Fantastic mix, despite some left-field choices!
French Connection
Date: 11/25/2008
Acoustic shows have their place but I prefer things cranked up to the max. Some top tunes here my fave being the Ray Lamontagne track.
Date: 11/27/2008
Ah yes I'll raise a glass to the these troubadors. Some terrific artists on show here Dean. I just adore that Badly Drawn Boy track it's a real shame he has never got close to the brilliance of his debut.
Date: 12/3/2008
This looks really awesome. Love the Elliot Smith, Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan.

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