Thursday, 3 November 2016

Steve Earle [2016.06.13] A Special Evening






  
Steve Earle & Shawn Colvin
'A Special Evening with Colvin & Earle'
'Colvin & Earle' Tour
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace
Islington, London, England
Monday June 13th, 2016


Good Audience Recording
Taper: Soledriver
Encoded: 320 Kbps MP3

Track List:
01 - Wake Up Little Susie
02 - Come What May
03 - You Were On My Mind
04 - Raise The Dead
05 - Ruby Tuesday
06 - Tobacco Road
07 - That Don't Worry Me Now
08 - Someday
09 - The Way That We Do
10 - You're Right (I'm Wrong)
11 - Burnin' It Down
12 - Sunny Came Home
13 - The Galway Girl
14 - Happy And Free
15 - Tell Moses
16 - You're Still Gone
Encore(s):
17 - Intro...
18 - Baby's In Black
19 - Diamond In The Rough
20 - Copperhead Road

A Soledriver Recording...
Lineage: Sonics DSM-6 mics > Sony D8 DAT machine...
Tascam DA-20 Mk 2 DAT machine > HHb burnit CDr recorder...no EQ
CDr > EAC > Traders Little Helper > Flac8 sector aligned

Here's Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle in a recent show from their current joint 'Colvin & Earle' Tour, promoting their just-released new album together. Here are 2 renowned singer-songwriters, from seemingly very different styles and backgrounds joining forces to produce an album of new songs (some jointly written, some covers). The album has received a somewhat mixed reception so far, mainly by fans of each of these veteran songwriter-performers concerned that this combined effort does not sound like or is as good as their respective solo work. But that is missing the point of the collaboration completely, in that it isn't supposed to be a Shawn Colvin album or a Steve Earle album, this is Colvin & Earle, a whole different entity, and it is a delight to hear the two of them singing together on their new shared songs and the selected covers they do. And this show is a good intro to the album, as they perform all the songs from the album, some additional covers, but only a select few of their own solo songs they are most known for (So, those wanting a normal Colvin OR Earle show, may be disappointed). To me, what is great about this collaboration (and this show) is its very simplicity. The new songs are good basic 'Americana' songs. There are no fancy arrangements or intricate harmony workings here, just the song basics and the both of them singing together on all the songs. It has the feel of two old friends just getting together and playing some songs, joining in where they feel like it, and it all working out seamlessly. It's like you're witnessing these 2 old musical pros just casually playing and singing together in their living room, just for the fun of it. Certainly a very nice way to spend an evening. -Original

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