VARIOUS - WFUV HOLIDAY PARTY 2013

December 29, 2013 – 5:31 am

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VARIOUS
WFUV Holiday Party 2013 [no label, 2CD]

Featuring Iron & Wine; Calexico; Nick Lowe; Glen Hansard; Beth Orton; Kathleen Edwards; Amos Lee
Live at the Beacon Theatre, New York, NY; December 11, 2103. Broadcast on December 25, 2013. Excellent FM.

Thanks to tamlyn who recorded the show and shared the tracks at Dime.

tamlyn noted: “WFUV-FM’s (Bronx, NY) annual Christmas concert. A nice line-up and you can’t lose with Calexico as your house band.”

Click here for a detailed write-up of the show by the station.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Intro 1:05 (1.8MB)
Track 102. Tree By The River 4:10 (7.0MB)
Track 103. Maybe On Monday 4:46 (8.0MB)
Track 104. Splitter 4:23 (7.4MB)
Track 105. A Soft Place To Land 6:23 (10.7MB)
Track 106. Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day 4:07 (6.9MB)
Track 107. Christmas At The Airport 3:40 (6.2MB)
Track 108. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 109. Call me The Breeze 4:32 (7.6MB)
Track 110. Mystery 5:19 (8.9MB)
Track 111. Lowly Deserter 6:50 (11.5MB)
Track 112. Her Mercy 6:10 (10.4MB)
Track 113. This Gift 5:10 (8.7MB)
Track 114. He Lays In The Reins 4:23 (7.4MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Sixteen, Maybe Less 4:27 (7.5MB)
Track 202. Prison On Route 41 5:33 (9.3MB)
Track 203. The Desert Babbler 4:56 (8.3MB)
Track 204. Dead Man’s Will 4:54 (8.2MB)
Track 205. Sodom, South Georgia 5:26 (9.1MB)
Track 206. Fortune Teller 4:54 (8.2MB)
Track 207. Violin 5:35 (9.4MB)
Track 208. Cruel To Be Kind 4:29 (7.5MB)
Track 209. Drive All Night 9:37 (16.2MB)
Track 210. Guero Canelo 9:43 (16.3MB)
Track 211. Fairytale Of New York 5:01 (8.4MB)
Track 212. Hallelujah 9:16 (15.6MB)
Track 213. The Trapeze Swinger 8:03 (13.5MB)
2 hours 28 mins

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Iron & Wine; Calexico; Nick Lowe; Glen Hansard; Beth Orton; Kathleen Edwards; Amos Lee

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  1. 19 Responses to “VARIOUS - WFUV HOLIDAY PARTY 2013”

  2. Great sound, great show, what a way to prepare for the new year. Thanks for everything you have done for all us music fans over the last year Bigo.

    Have good one.

    By ND on Dec 29, 2013

  3. Thanks, bigO, a great show from a great radio station. I used the link to WFUV’s write-up of the show to make a set list of the songs and singers. Great to hear Nick Lowe doing Roy Wood’s classic Xmas carol. Have a great new year!

    Disc 1
    
01. Intro Rita Houston & Corny O’Connell

    02. Tree By The River Sam Beam, Calexico, and Kathleen Edwards
    
03. Maybe On Monday Sam Beam, Calexico, and Kathleen Edwards

    04. Splitter Sam Beam, Calexico, and Kathleen Edwards

    05. A Soft Place To Land Kathleen Edwards, Sam Beam, and Calexico

    06. Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day Nick Lowe and Calexico

    07. Christmas At The Airport Nick Lowe and Calexico

    08. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday Nick Lowe and Calexico
    09. Call Me The Breeze Beth Orton and Calexico

    10. Mystery Beth Orton and Calexico

    11. Lowly Deserter Glen Hansard, Calexico, Kathleen Edwards, Sam Burns
    
12. Her Mercy Glen Hansard, Calexico, Curtis Fowlkes, and Moji Abioli
    
13. This Gift Glen Hansard, Calexico, Curtis Fowlkes, and Moji Abioli

    14. He Lays In The Reins Sam Beam and Calexico

    Disc 2
    01. Sixteen, Maybe Less Sam Beam, Calexico, and Kathleen Edwards
    02. Prison On Route 41 Sam Beam, Calexico, and Amos Lee
    03. The Desert Babbler Sam Beam and Calexico
    04. Dead Man’s Will Sam Beam and Calexico
    05. Sodom, South Georgia Sam Beam and Calexico
    06. Fortune Teller Amos Lee and Calexico
    07. Violin Amos Lee and Calexico
    08. Cruel To Be Kind Nick Lowe, Calexico, Beam, Orton, Edwards
    09. Drive All Night Glen Hansard, Calexico, and Stewart Bogie
    10. Guero Canelo Calexico
    11. Fairytale Of New York Sam Beam, Calexico, Glen Hansard, Kathleen Edwards
    12. Hallelujah Amos Lee and Beth Orton
    13. The Trapeze Swinger Sam Beam

    By Dingus on Dec 29, 2013

  4. It looks like the tabs I used for spacing in Word didn’t come thru in the comments box. Here’s another version, hope it works. If it does, It’s easier to understand.

    Disc 1
    
01. Intro - Rita Houston & Corny O’Connell

    02. Tree By The River - Sam Beam, Calexico, and Kathleen Edwards
    
03. Maybe On Monday - Sam Beam, Calexico, and Kathleen Edwards

    04. Splitter - Sam Beam, Calexico, and Kathleen Edwards

    05. A Soft Place To Land - Kathleen Edwards, Sam Beam, and Calexico

    06. Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day - Nick Lowe and Calexico

    07. Christmas At The Airport - Nick Lowe and Calexico

    08. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday - Nick Lowe and Calexico
    09. Call Me The Breeze - Beth Orton and Calexico

    10. Mystery - Beth Orton and Calexico

    11. Lowly Deserter - Glen Hansard, Calexico, Kathleen Edwards, Sam Burns
    
12. Her Mercy - Glen Hansard, Calexico, Curtis Fowlkes, and Moji Abioli
    
13. This Gift - Glen Hansard, Calexico, Curtis Fowlkes, and Moji Abioli

    14. He Lays In The Reins - Sam Beam and Calexico

    Disc 2
    01. Sixteen, Maybe Less - Sam Beam, Calexico, and Kathleen Edwards
    02. Prison On Route 41 - Sam Beam, Calexico, and Amos Lee
    03. The Desert Babbler - Sam Beam and Calexico
    04. Dead Man’s Will - Sam Beam and Calexico
    05. Sodom, South Georgia - Sam Beam and Calexico
    06. Fortune Teller - Amos Lee and Calexico
    07. Violin - Amos Lee and Calexico
    08. Cruel To Be Kind - Nick Lowe, Calexico, Beam, Orton, Edwards
    09. Drive All Night - Glen Hansard, Calexico, and Stewart Bogie
    10. Guero Canelo - Calexico
    11. Fairytale Of New York - Sam Beam, Calexico, Glen Hansard, Kathleen Edwards
    12. Hallelujah - Amos Lee and Beth Orton
    13. The Trapeze Swinger - Sam Beam

    By Dingus on Dec 29, 2013

  5. its cruel for anyone to have to sing hallelujah after k.d.lang`s version.
    she sang it one night live a few years back on the juno awards [Canada`s Grammies] and I have never forgot the experience it was ,well,simply the most spirtual sounding human voice I have ever heard then or since.

    By sluggo on Dec 30, 2013

  6. its cruel for anyone to have to sing hallelujah after k.d.lang`s version.
    she sang it one night live a few years back on the juno awards [Canada`s Grammies] and I have never forgot the experience it was ,well,simply the most spirtual sounding human voice I have ever heard then or since.
    don`t believe me, watch and listen for yourself.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_NpxTWbovE

    By sluggo on Dec 30, 2013

  7. sluggo thats a great version of a song thats probably been covered way too much and really not all that well. i like john cales version and jeff buckleys also.

    By barth on Dec 30, 2013

  8. Hello Dingus

    Thanks for the effort and the setlist.

    By bigozine2 on Dec 30, 2013

  9. Leonard Cohen probably does the best and most emotive of all the versions out there.Although there was a contestant on idol that comes close.

    By dwight on Dec 30, 2013

  10. “its cruel for anyone to have to sing hallelujah after k.d.lang`s version.”
    Well each to their own, I think it’s cruel for anyone to try to follow it after Cale’s rearrangement thereof and the Buckley copy so that even Leonard Cohen does it this way now (how amazing is that?!) - all are breathtaking but the kd lang version sluggo kindly posts suffers from being live and her phrasing is off, presumably in some kind of attempt to stick her label on it.
    As for this surprisingly it is Orton who suffers here as it’s in the wrong key for her, stretching for the notes as she clearly does but it is Amos Lee who reveals himself (is there only one male voice here?)strong stuff and I am ashamed to say I don’t know Lee but it’s redeemed almost solely by him and frankly I rather listen to this than to me the rather ersatz kd lang version. For me the Olympic ceremony version in 2010 is way better:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKrkEOlyJo8

    Juss sayin’ . . . .
    this whole set is a doozy and well worth downloading, thanks Big O!

    By swappers on Dec 30, 2013

  11. john cales version is akin to listening to some boring old fart piano teacher plod his way through an unfamiliar song .
    orton is in way over her head, funny she should agree to sing such a rapturous song in an impossible key.
    funny you should slag kd`s juno version and say “suffers from being live “, yet you tell us to listen to her later live version from the olympics ?
    I saw both live and the junos version gave me chicken skin. [see ry cooder]the olympic version not nearly as much and once again,j cales version is only slightly better than watching paint dry.
    someone else mentions an idol contestant as having an excellent version.
    To me, giving any credence to one of those idiotic singing lotteries automatically disqulifies you from having any musical sense with which to judge quality.
    the envelope please…and the winner is…….
    LEONARD COHEN!

    By rhymin cowell on Dec 30, 2013

  12. this is where the strength of the song lies.
    [actually it is brilliant the way we are seduced by the combination of chords and words in this song.]

    C F G
    It goes like this the fourth the fifth
    Am F
    the minor fall and the major lift

    you see, this is really an old doo wop chord arrangement that many thousands of songs used with a C/Am/F/G/ style arrangement.Sometimes in another key but this is the sequence…see for example songs like blue moon..or last kiss..or tears on my pillow etc..
    however the music does follow that pattern of going from the 1[Cmajor] to the 4th then 5th[ Fmajor to Gmajor] then to a minor chord [Am]followed by a major[F],by actually stating what he is doing and it works so well and creates such a musical tension that it captivates you no matter who is doing the song.
    therefore it is not so much the performer as the actual creator of the passage, mr.leonard cohen. That anyone would allow a recorded version of such a beautiful piece of music and be so horribly out of their range such as ms. beth orton is simply bewildering.what was she thinking?
    the emperor`s new clothes

    By the emperor`s new clothes on Dec 30, 2013

  13. Thanks, dingus!

    By Steve MC on Dec 31, 2013

  14. “john cales version is akin to listening to some boring old fart piano teacher plod his way through an unfamiliar song ”
    The only problem with that is if it wasn’t for John Cale you wouldn’t have Buckley, UK TV shows or Ms Lang singing it that way today. It is Cale who re-arranged it completely from Cohen’s original. Check it out. Never entirely sure about someone dismissing Cale as a “boring old fart piano teacher”? The arrangement by someone unsure of what their playing? Yeah that’s why it stands today as the only arrangement people have heard!
    Duh!
    I agree about Orton though don’t we? And the Alexandra Burke’s version tho’ which is pretty much standard nightclub run through and it begs the question whether ANY of these versions paid any attention to what the song is about!?
    My original point was that the live Canadian Grammies version posted by dear Sluggo was inferior to the Olympic version possibly because she couldn’t hear herself as TO ME her timing seems off and not as good as the other live performance. Chicken skin? Cold Turkey!. . . that’s all.
    Different strokes eh peeps?!

    By swappers on Dec 31, 2013

  15. Thanks, Big O, this is wonderful stuff. I’m just crazy about the Nick Lowe tunes, and Christmas At The Airport is my new favorite Christmas song! I will probably play it all year long.

    Happy and healthy new year to you, Big O, and a big thank you for all you do for us.

    By dorgunr on Jan 9, 2014

  16. tonites austin city limits is jason isbell and neko case …and sun studios is houndmouth from new albany indiana…and live from the artists den is adele live from santa monica bay womans club…this is an unbelievable performance. this is all on pbs.

    By darth on Jan 12, 2014

  17. this is all on pbs.

    if you live in ohio.

    By dropkick sarge on Jan 12, 2014

  18. He doesn’t get it, sarge. At least he didn’t list the air times, maybe he used the link for I gave him a while ago about Time Zones.

    By Dingus on Jan 12, 2014

  19. no its not only if u live in ohio. pbs for the most part shows the same stuff in most states when it comes to syndicated programming such as acl and the other 2 programs i mentioned. ive spoken to other people around the country during the brdcsts that im watching these shows and they see the exact same shows. normally these show are 11pm to 3am sat nite. sometimes some areas show them on sun nites but thats rare. there are some areas that start acl at 10pm some at 11 and some at midnite. my area begins it usually at 1130pm. the time zones dont matter here. each person reading my posting can look the shows up themselves in their own listings.
    and no… i dont click your links. im very familiar with time zones. that info wouldnt apply here.

    By darth on Jan 13, 2014

  20. One correction to the set list I provided- “Hallelujah” was sung by “All”

    By Dingus on Jan 15, 2014

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