October 1, 2018 – 3:32 am


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Switzerland/Manchester 2018 [no label, 2CD]

Antigel Festival. Genf, Switzerland; February 3, 2018. Very good FM broadcast. BBC Session (for Marc Riley show). Media City, Manchester, UK; February 15, 2018. Very good BBC broadcast.

Samuel “Sam” Ervin Beam, better known by his stage and recording name Iron & Wine, is an American singer-songwriter. He has released six studio albums, several EPs and singles, as well as a few download-only releases, which include a live album (a recording of his 2005 Bonnaroo performance). He occasionally tours with a full band. The name Iron & Wine is taken from a dietary supplement named “Beef, Iron & Wine” that he found in a general store while shooting a film.

Iron & Wine are following up their 2018 Grammy-nominated full-length Beast Epic (2017) with the aptly titled EP, Weed Garden (released August 2018). Having gone over three years between releases prior to Beast Epic, Weed Garden arrives in short order, but right on time for Iron & Wine fans.

Regarding Beast Epic, Beam states: “I have been and always will be fascinated by the way time asserts itself on our bodies and our hearts. The ferris wheel keeps spinning and we’re constantly approaching, leaving or returning to something totally unexpected or startlingly familiar. The rite of passage is an image I’ve returned to often because I feel we’re all constantly in some stage of transition. Beast Epic is saturated with this idea but in a different way simply because each time I return to the theme, I’ve collected new experiences to draw from.  Where the older songs painted a picture of youth moving wide-eyed into adulthood’s violent pleasures and disappointments, this collection speaks to the beauty and pain of growing up after you’ve already grown up. For me, that experience has been more generous in its gifts and darker in its tragedies.”

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Thanks to Tomyoungster for sharing the Swiss show at Dime.

FM (analog cable) - Audacity - xACT

Thanks also to smiler40 for sharing the BBC tracks at Dime.

BBC Radio 6 Music > DVB-S > TBS 6984 > DVBviewer > .mp2
Digital Satellite (prerecorded)

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Disc 1
Switzerland; February 3, 2018
Track 101. The Trapeze Swinger 7:45
Track 102. Jezebel 3:47
Track 103. Last Night 4:20
Track 104. Thomas County Law 3:38
Track 105. The Desert Babbler 5:51
Track 106. Boy With A Coin 3:44
Track 107. band intro 1:07
Track 108. Our Light Miles 4:41
Track 109. Naked as We Came 3:32
Track 110. Upward Over The Mountain 6:11
Track 111. Passing Afternoon 4:19
49 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Call It Dreaming 4:00
Track 202. Pagan Angel And A Borrowed Car (fades out) 3:08
Track 203. Cinder And Smoke 4:36
Track 204. Song In Stone 4:00
Track 205. Winter Prayers 3:55
Track 206. Dearest Forsaken 4:10
Track 207. About A Bruise 3:44
Track 208. Half Moon 4:03
32 mins

BBC Session, Manchester February 15, 2018
Track 209. Song In Stone 3:23
Track 210. Call It Dreaming 3:37
Track 211. About A Bruise 2:56
Track 212. Our Light Miles 3:05
13 mins

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  1. 14 Responses to “IRON AND WINE - SWITZERLAND/MANCHESTER 2018”

  2. This ain’t really classic rock cause it’s tge nineties ‘ classic rock was the 70 s and the 60s but it’s still great rock music . GnR sure beats the shit out of anything out today

    By Derrick on Oct 1, 2018

  3. Rumor has it that Samuel “Sam” Ervin Beam gots a big un

    By U L E on Oct 1, 2018

  4. 01 Oct 1984
    The Honeydrippers released Sea of Love
    This day in 1984 sees the release of Sea of Love by The Honeydrippers, Robert Plant’s project at the time. I was asked to guest with some guitar solos which I did in the spirit of good camaraderie, as I was then working with Paul Rodgers and The Firm. I overdubbed and soloed over a series of tracks in the UK that Robert had recorded in New York under the musical directorship of Paul Shaffer, who was also house band leader and keyboard player on the David Letterman show.

    By JIMMY PAGE on Oct 1, 2018

  5. Would you idiots please shut the hell up . Every show ‘ every post ‘ same old tired childish crap ‘ and most of all it’s boring.

    By Thomas on Oct 1, 2018

  6. That weren’t me above . Another imposter pretending to be me . Far as I know there ain’t norumors bout this guy . Don’t know if he got s big un or not .

    By U L E on Oct 1, 2018

  7. ULE…go away. All you people who are hung up on male genitalia, go away. Find some other website to engage in your incredibly stupid perversion. No one is laughing. It isn’t funny. To the Big O community: tell these morons to leave this place!

    By Dubious on Oct 1, 2018

  8. Thanks Big O - always enjoy some Iron & Wine thoughtful contemporary radical music! Wondered where he’d gone and glad he is still around. . . the Manchester stuff should be top quality. Can’t wait to check this out. Thank you!

    By swappers on Oct 1, 2018

  9. It’s true Sam Beam does indeed have a big one . He I sucked his Dic once ‘ then he balled me for over an hour after one of his shows .

    By Groupie Chick Traci on Oct 1, 2018

  10. der Jude ist unser Unglück

    By THE ANTICHRIST on Oct 1, 2018

  11. Trax 202 & 203 are the same, Cinder & smoke is missing..thanks for all the great tunes!!

    By Bert on Oct 3, 2018

  12. Hello Bert

    Unfortunately, this is how the show was originally shared.

    By bigozine2 on Oct 3, 2018

  13. William Shatner

    By Quas E. Modo on Oct 5, 2018

  14. Thanks so much for this - one of my favorite artists and someone I haven’t seen live yet!

    By Jeremy Shatan on Oct 7, 2018

  15. Bit late returning to this but just wanted to say, this is truly lovely. Thank you Big O for this its really appreciated.
    Perfect listening on a rainy Saturday afternoon here . . . . . .

    By swappers on Oct 27, 2018

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