December 29, 2014 – 3:26 pm

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with Renée Fleming
A Prairie Home Companion 2014 [A Zootype Project, 2CD]

Live at The Town Hall, New York City, New York, November 29, 2014. Very good to excellent WGBH-HD-FM/NPR broadcast.

Here’s a show for those who still want something Christmas-y!

We’re back at The Town Hall in New York City for a live broadcast, with special guests, pub-rocker supreme Nick Lowe and musical ambassador Renée Fleming. Plus, the Royal Academy of Radio Actors, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman; musical director Richard Dworsky with The 43rd Street Regulars; and the latest News from Lake Wobegon.

Thanks to zootype for sharing the show at Dime.

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Disc 1
Track 101. opening sequence 5:59 (10.0MB)
Track 102. Garrison Keillor: [West 43rd] 3:02 (5.1MB)
Track 103. Fred Newman: Piano Man (Billy Joel), Fred Newman version 6:13 (10.4MB)
Track 104. Ketchup Advisory Board spot 3:07 (5.2MB)
Track 105. Nick Lowe: Sensitive Man 3:16 (5.5MB)
Track 106. intro 2:11 (3.7MB)
Track 107. Nick Lowe: I Wish it Could Be Christmas Every Day 3:30 (5.9MB)
Track 108. Garrison Keillor: [Precious Memories] 4:56 (8.3MB)
Track 109. Powdermilk Biscuits jingle 1:39 (2.8MB)
Track 110. Renée Fleming and Garrison Keillor: [New York City song] 3:51 (6.5MB)
Track 111. The Royal Academy of Radio Actors with Renée Fleming as Renata Flambé: “Guy Noir, Private Eye” episode 13:42 (23.0MB)
Track 112. intro 2:01 (3.4MB)
Track 113. Renée Fleming: Who Knows Where the Time Goes (Sandy Denny) 4:07 (6.9MB)
Track 114. intro 0:47 (1.3MB)
Track 115. Renée Fleming: The Christmas Waltz (Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne) 2:53 (4.9MB)
Track 116. outro 2:25 (4.1MB)
64 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Help! (Lennon-McCartney) [instrumental, fades in] 0:52 (1.5MB)
Track 202. Garrison Keillor: greetings 4:00 (6.7MB)
Track 203. Garrison Keillor and The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: “Mom Calls Duane”/instrumental/band intros 9:29 (15.9MB)
Track 204. Renée Fleming: “Hotel Renée” jingle 2:41 (4.5MB)
Track 205. Renée Fleming: Winter Wonderland (Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith) 2:50 (4.8MB)
Track 206. intro 0:25 (714k)
Track 207. Nick Lowe: Has She Got a Friend 2:45 (4.6MB)
Track 208. Nick Lowe: A Dollar Short of Happy 3:14 (5.4MB)
Track 209. Garrison Keillor: The News from Lake Wobegon 11:52 (19.9MB)
Track 210. Charlie’s Waltz (Richard Dworsky) 2:16 (3.8MB)
Track 211. intro 1:01 (1.7MB)
Track 212. Renée Fleming: Love and Hard Times (Paul Simon) 4:31 (7.6MB)
Track 213. closing sequence 4:58 (8.4MB)
51 mins

Nick Lowe, vocals and guitar
Renée Fleming, soprano
The Royal Academy of Radio Actors
Garrison Keillor: vocals and narration
The 43rd Street Regulars:
Jeff Carney, bass
Eugene Friesen, ‘cello
Richard Kriehn, mandolin and fiddle
Ray Marchica, drums
Chris Siebold, guitar

Click here to order Nick Lowe’s 2013 holiday album, Quality Street.

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  1. 2 Responses to “NICK LOWE - NEW YORK 2014”

  2. The idea of Renee Fleming singing that Sandy Denny classic has a lot of appeal. Not only that, but I think I am alone in not stopping the Christmas carols at home or in my car when the clock struck midnight December 26. Thanks for sharing this; Prairie Home Companion IS a companion in the car when my lovely wife and I are driving Saturday nights. Thanks for the post and hope your holidays and New Year are Happy!

    By Tony on Dec 29, 2014

  3. marcia ball made an appearance on prairie just a week or so ago,its such a great show .Been listening for years.

    By sluggo on Dec 29, 2014

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