December 18, 2016 – 12:12 pm

Hey there. Just want to let you know we need to pay our bills too. If you can buy a token, it will help in keeping this site alive. Just click on the banner to find out how. If you have feedback, please email BigO.

+ + + + +

To reduce spamming, the BigO website is going through Cloudflare. What it does is scan your browser to ensure the visitor is not a spam. Do not be alarmed as this usually takes only a few seconds. Email us if you still have difficulty accessing the BigO site; or playing or downloading the tracks. If you know a better way of reducing spam, do let us know.

+ + + + +

Click on the panels for a better view or to download jpg artwork.

Click here for the pdf artwork.

Vancouver 2015 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; December 19, 2015. Fairly to very good audience recording.

Let Nick Lowe’s Quality Holiday Revue to sprinkle some much needed Holiday Cheer.

Nick Lowe has made his mark as a producer (Elvis Costello-Graham Parker-Pretenders-The Damned), songwriter of at least three songs you know by heart, short-lived career as a pop star, and a lengthy term as a musicians’ musician. But in his current ‘second act’ as a silver-haired, tender-hearted but sharp-tongued singer-songwriter, he has no equal. Starting with 1995′s ‘The Impossible Bird’ through to 2011′s ‘The Old Magic,’ Nick has turned out a fantastic string of albums, each one devised in his West London home, and recorded with a core of musicians who possess the same veteran savvy. Lowe brings wit and understated excellence to every performance, leading Ben Ratliff of the New York Times to describe his live show as “elegant and nearly devastating”.

Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of The Ventures, The Shadows, Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high-energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the “Jackets” have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows. Viva Los Straitjackets!

+ + + + +

Thanks to crowflies for sharing the show at Dime.

crowflies noted:

Elvis Costello and Diana Krall were in the audience but did not [take part]. Great show, if you ever get a chance to see Los Straitjackets do not delay! First song cuts in, some glitches at 38 to 40 min mark. Disc change also somewhat noticeable approx 80 min mark.

Sony ECM > Sony Minidisc MZ-NF810-Analog Cable > PC Soundcard > Audacity > CD Wav > TLH

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

Please Do Not Hammer The Links. Due to the size of some of the files, please be very patient when downloading the tracks. It could be that the server was very busy. The tracks should still be around. Please try again later.

Kindly email us if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files. Also email us if you have any rarities you’d like to share with our readers.

Disc 1
Nick Lowe solo acoustic
Track 101. People Change 2:43 (4.6MB)
Track 102. Lay It On My Baby 2:51 (4.8MB)
Track 103. chat 3:59 (6.7MB)
Track 104. A Dollar Short Of Happy 2:55 (4.9MB)

With Los Straitjackets
Track 105. Winter Wonderland 2:41 (4.5MB)
Track 106. Ragin’ Eyes 2:22 (4.0MB)
Track 107. Christmas At The Airport 3:36 (6.0MB)
Track 108. Without Love 2:56 (4.9MB)
Track 109. You Inspire Me 4:04 (6.8MB)
Track 110. Not Too Long Ago 3:15 (5.5MB)

Los Straitjackets (without Nick Lowe)
Track 111. Sleigh Ride 2:34 (4.3MB)
Track 112. Casbah 3:36 (6.1MB)
Track 113. Aerostar 1:11 (2.0MB)
Track 114. Linus And Lucy (Vince Guaraldi Trio cover) 2:37 (4.4MB)
Track 115. Run Chicken Run (Link Wray cover) 3:57 (6.6MB)
Track 116. Untitled 1:43 (2.9MB)
Track 117. I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass 2:29 (4.2MB)
Nick Lowe rejoins near the end of this song
50 mins

Disc 2
Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets
Track 201. Sensitive Man 3:09 (5.3MB)
Track 202. Somebody Cares For Me 2:36 (4.4MB)
Track 203. The North Pole Express 2:47 (4.7MB)
Track 204. Half A Boy And Half A Man 3:11 (5.4MB)
Track 205. Cruel To Be Kind 3:48 (6.4MB)
Track 206. Rome Wasn’t Built In A Day 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 207. I Knew The Bridge 4:55 (8.3MB)
Track 208. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day (Wizzard cover) 3:42 (6.2MB)
Track 209. Pacifica 2:26 (4.1MB)
Track 210. Sing, Sing, Sing (Louis Prima cover) 5:31 (9.3MB)
Track 211. When I Write The Book (Rockpile song) 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 212. (What’s So Funny ’bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (Brinsley Schwarz song) 4:08 (6.9MB)
Track 213. Born in Bethlehem, and He Shall Send Them One By One 3:20 (5.6MB)
Track 214. Alison (Elvis Costello cover) 4:10 (7.0MB)
51 mins

Click here to order The Quality Holiday Revue Live (2015).

+ + + + +
+ + + + +

Click here for more shows that are still open for sharing.

Click here for closed shows.
(Readers can email us a request to reopen closed shows.)

  1. 11 Responses to “NICK LOWE - CHRISTMAS 2015”

  2. Really love this version of Allison……one of the best.Thanks for the xmas gift bigo.

    By russ on Dec 18, 2016

  3. excellent! thanks bigO!

    By barth on Dec 18, 2016

  4. Muchas gracias senor

    By mrbelette on Dec 19, 2016

  5. any david cassady shows?

    By tony c on Dec 20, 2016

  6. I don’t know , sounds pretty far fetched.

    By gw on Dec 20, 2016

  7. likely all links have expired, but you might be able to get a re-up or two.

    By 23rdDjin on Dec 20, 2016

  8. track 207 is “I Knew the Bride (When She Used to Rock and Roll)”
    track 209 is “Time Is On My Side”

    By Peter on Dec 22, 2016

  9. This is not great. It Is so great. Thanks to everybody for this.

    By pat mitchell on Dec 26, 2016

  10. pacifica is really “time is on my side”

    By lee on May 29, 2018

  11. Rumor has it Nick gots a Average Un

    By U L E on Nov 21, 2019

  12. Thanks for restarting this. Nick’s Christmas album was a surprise and is a treat when it comes up on Spotify.

    By Tony on Nov 21, 2019

Post a Comment