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Alexandria 1991 [Goody Speed Corrected, 2CD]
Lostbrook Tape Series Volume 62 (Pitch/Speed Corrected). Live at The Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia; October 27, 1991 (Late Show). Very good audience recording.

Thanks to taper Lostbrook; and to Goody for sharing the show at Dime.

Goody noted:

We originally shared this as Lostbrook Tape Series Volume 62. It has bothered me for years that we shared it without speed correction when it obviously ran fast. In light of  recent events, I decided to do a fresh transfer, and Goody kindly agreed to fix the speed issue so that Nanci can be heard properly during this superb performance.

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In 1991, Nanci Griffith released her ninth studio album, Late Night Grande Hotel.

After touring almost constantly for ten years, garnering a Grammy nomination in 1986 and building a huge following in Ireland and England, she has yet to crack America’s consciousness. “Why do I have to do this?” she asks. “I write good music, and I don’t just toss it off. Why, at 37 years and my ninth album, am I still having to stay on the road 11 months a year when someone like Tracy Chapman can come along and have one huge hit and is set for life?” Like any self-respecting songwriter, Griffith has taken her frustration, added a few good hooks and put out an album, Late Night Grande Hotel, much of which reflects the desperate loneliness of life on the road.

Griffith seems happy with Late Night Grande Hotel. It features an orchestra on some cuts, allowing for a romantic, generous and certainly poppier sound than her past efforts. Even though it was recorded in England with English producers (Rod Argent and Peter Van Hooke, who produced Tanita Tikaram’s Ancient Heart), Griffith says: “It feels very Southern. The album has a sense of place.” For Griffith, whose best songs work as pared-down, evocative short stories, getting the place and character right is paramount. She can sing about the attraction and dreariness of solitude on “It’s Just Another Morning Here,” which seems quite autobiographical, then take on the character of a homeless person with equal effectiveness. - Eliza Wing,

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Thanks also to ethiessen1 for the artwork.

Panasonic RX-SR29 > Sony UX100
Transfer: Sony UX100 > Alesis TapeLinkUSB > PC > Sound Forge 14 > WAV 16/44.1 > Traders Little Helper > FLAC [level 8]
Goody’s additional lineage: Audition (Pitch Bender, various amounts)
Location: 10′ center

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Disc 1
Track 101. It’s Just Another Morning Here * 5:01
Track 102. Trouble In The Fields 3:35
Track 103. I Don’t Wanna Talk About Love 4:06
Track 104. The Sun, Moon, And Stars * - Band Intros 8:52
Track 105. Gulf Coast Highway 4:03
Track 106. Fields Of Summer * 5:03
Track 107. Heaven * 4:31
Track 108. Listen To The Radio 4:00
Track 109. San Diego Serenade * 3:26
Track 110. Radio Fragile 5:12
48 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Southbound Train 5:00
Track 202. Drive-in Movies And Dashboard Lights 3:22
Track 203. It’s Too Late * 3:38
Track 204. If Wishes Were Changes 4:17
Track 205. You Made This Love A Teardrop 3:31
Track 206. Late Night Grand Hotel * 5:23
Track 207. It’s A Hard Life Wherever You Go 4:50
Track 208. From A Distance 4:55
Track 209. Ford Econoline 2:58
Track 210. No Expectations 4:37
43 mins

* Tracks from Late Night Grande Hotel.

Nanci Griffith - vocals, acoustic guitars
The Blue Moon Orchestra:
James Hooker - keyboards, vocals
Pete Kennedy - electric guitar, vocals
Fran Breen - drums, percussion
Pat McInerney - percussion
Peter Gorisch - bass, cello
Lee Satterfield - acoustic guitar, vocals
w/Tom Kimmel (backing vocals on You Made This Love A Teardrop)

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  1. 12 Responses to “NANCI GRIFFITH - VIRGINIA 1991”

  2. 12/13/22 Kim Simmonds passed. RIP Savoy Brown.

    By sking on Dec 19, 2022

  3. are eye peed my pants

    By Derrick on Dec 19, 2022

  4. Savoy Brown always and still sucks. Dave Pervert sucks. Kim Simmonds Sucked and had a lil un

    By Ugly Little Elf on Dec 19, 2022

  5. Rumor has it Nancy preferred Big Uns

    By U L E on Dec 20, 2022

  6. This ole country gal liked her dudes on the big side I hear , big in the britches. She loved them big ole foot long hoagies and trouser trout

    By ELU on Dec 20, 2022

  7. Who starts these rumors? What’s a trouser trout?

    By Jocko P on Dec 20, 2022

  8. I think it’s a kind of fish Jerko.

    By T J on Dec 20, 2022

  9. A trouser trout is what I have in my trousers that I would love to slap you around with .

    By Porn Starr on Dec 20, 2022

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    By Steffany Farmer on Dec 21, 2022

  12. I agree with that last statement. A cucumber is better than a dill pickle.

    By Jacqueline on Dec 21, 2022

  13. All I have is a gherkin *sob*

    By Useless Lil Erection on Dec 21, 2022

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