June 22, 2009 – 4:08 am

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Strawberry Music Festival 1986 [no label, 1CD]

Live at Yosemite, CA, August 29, 1986. Very good FM broadcast.

Nicolette Larson had such a big hit with Neil Young’s Lotta Love in 1987 that it cast a large shadow over everything else she did. Music listeners also probably remember her backing Neil Young on Comes A Time and Harvest Moon. Even as she’s in her country mode, you’d half expect her to break into Lotta Love. As she said (before If I Didn’t Love You): “I have a new album called Rose Of My Heart. I hate to plug it but nobody else will…”

Larson’s career was unfortunately cut short when she died in 1997 as a result of complications arising from cerebral edema. She did not leave behind a large body of work but with her friendly manner and chatty personality, she probably won new fans with this performance at the Strawberry Festival.

Her choice of songs was quite impeccable - from Neil Young (Comes A Time) to Burt Bacharach (Mexican Divorce) to John Hiatt, Jesse Winchester and Rodney Crowell - Larson gave the songs just enough tenderness to sound heartfelt but not too much to make them maudlin. Perfect for an idle afternoon.

Thanks to markp who once shared these tracks on the Dime site.

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. The Angels Rejoiced (4.0MB)
Track 02. Comes A Time (5.4MB)
Track 03. Only Love Can Make It Right (4.6MB)
Track 04. Mexican Divorce (4.3MB)
Track 05. Sometimes You Just Can’t Win (4.2MB)
Track 06. That’s How You Know Love’s Right (5.6MB)
Track 07. Blow On Chilly Wind (5.3MB)
Track 08. If I Didn’t Love You (4.8MB)
Track 09. Untitled (5.3MB)
Track 10. Keep Us Apart (7.3MB)
Track 11. When You Get A Little Lonely (5.2MB)
Track 12. Ain’t Livin’ Long Like This (11.9MB)
Track 13. MC banter & crowd (930k)
Track 14. Pink Cadillac (7.5MB)
Track 15. MC banter (860k)

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  2. Ah, Nicolette, we hardly knew ye…

    She had the chops and all the stuff to stay right up there with Emmylou, Rondstat, Bonnie Raitt…damned shame she died so young.

    This is a fine ROIO from Nicolette. Download it and save it.

    By O.B. Dan on Jun 27, 2009

  3. Hello,
    I’m a dj in Los Angeles and was wondering if there’s a way I can have wav file copies of these?

    By Mimi on Dec 5, 2009

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