Tuesday, March 06, 2007
In honor of today's release of "Neon Bible", the second full-length from Montreal's Arcade Fire, I'm finally re-sharing what is easily the most-frequently requested live set here on the Almanac: my recording of the band's revelatory performance at Cambridge, Massachusetts club TT the Bears back on Friday night, November 12th, 2004. Read the original post, in which I profess my pure amazement at what the lucky crowd witnessed, and check out the over-100 comments from 'Nac visitors.
In addition to songs from their debut, "Funeral", their TT's set included a cover of Talking Heads' "This Must Be The Place" as well as a new song called "Burning Bridges, Breaking Hearts" that I thought might end up on "Neon Bible", but didn't. Maybe a future b-side? Here's hoping... 'cuz it's a beauty.
"Neon Bible" is available today from the esteemed Merge Records. Buy it here. I do so hope my pre-order arrives today.
Live at TT the Bears
in Cambridge, Massachusetts
on Friday, November 12th, 2004
01. Wake Up
02. Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
03. Une Annee Sans Lumiere
04. Neighborhood #3 (PowerOut) / Rebellion (Lies)
05. This Must Be The Place (Talking Heads)
07. Headlights Look Like Diamonds
08. Burning Bridges (unreleased)
09. Crown of Love
10. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
11. No Cars Go
12. In The Backseat
the fine print... If anyone has any issues whatsoever with this live set being made available, just say the word (contact info in the 'nac faq). I am but a fan trying to share and spread the word. Recorded with a Sony ECM-719 mic and a Sony MZ-RH10 minidisc, converted to .wav and then edited to 192kbps mp3s. Tracks are made available for a limited time, and are not reposted once removed.
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