June 23, 2009 – 4:06 am

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Glasgow 2001 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, January 24, 2001. Very good audience recording. Bonus tracks recorded off UK radio.

Back in 2001, Rickie Lee Jones might have just released her 10th record and her second album of covers, It’s Like This, but she opened her Glasgow concert with classics from her self-titled 1979 debut album - Young Blood and Weasel And The White Boys Cool.

While fans might have longed for Chuck E’s In Love, the song might have been too hip and cool for the mood of the evening, which is marked by the majestic and operatic (in spirit) Ghostyhead. While the scat-filled Little Yellow Town brings up the rhythm somewhat, Jones’s performance and show is best appreciated if the listener (or viewer) allows himself or herself to enter into her world of rock oddities and jazz inflections.

Reviewing the show in The Independent, Sue Wilson wrote: “The performance did contain enough moments of transcendent beauty, intensity and/or eeriness to illuminate why Jones is regarded as such a genius, the first coming with the incantatory title track of her experimental, trip-hop-influenced 1997 album Ghostyhead, performed here accompanied only by Jones’s whispery guitar touches, together with long dark strokes of double bass and shivers of percussion.”

Thanks to “unknown” (and GRC!) for sharing the tracks on the Dime site and to svpbit for the cover artwork. For this download, please follow the setlist below.

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.

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. Please try again later. Kindly email us at [email protected] if you encounter persistent problems downloading the files.

Disc 1
Track 101. Young Blood 3:07 (4.3MB)
Track 102. Weasel And The White Boys Cool 5:18 (7.3MB)
Track 103. Ghostyhead 7:22 (10.1MB)
Track 104. Little Yellow Town 6:58 (10.0MB)
Track 105. Stewart’s Coat 4:43 (6.4MB)
Track 106. The Old Laughing Lady (Neil Young) 4:45 (6.5MB)
Track 107. The Magazine 5:31 (7.5MB)
Track 108. Skeletons 3:44 (5.1MB)
Track 109. Living It Up 6:30 (8.9MB)
Track 110. We Belong Together 5:23 (7.4MB)
Track 111. Coolsville 4:50 (7.0MB)
Track 112. The Street Where You Live 2:51 (3.9MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Satellites 5:11 (7.1MB)
Track 202. Cloud Of Unknowing 6:11 (8.5MB)
Track 203. The Last Chance Texaco 4:31 (6.2MB)
Track 204. Show Biz Kids (Steely Dan) 4:27 (6.1MB)
Track 205. The Moon Is Made Of Gold 4:42 (6.4MB)

Bonus Tracks

Royal Concert Hall, 24 Jan 2001, Glasgow, Scotland
From UK radio broadcast

Track 206. Stewart’s Coat 4:21 (5.9MB)
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Track 207. The Last Chance Texaco 4:25 (6.4MB)

(date unknown), Guilfest, Guildford, UK
from UK radio broadcast

Track 208. We Belong Together 4:52 (6.7MB)
Track 209. Weasel And The White Boys Cool 6:22 (8.7MB)

Click here to order It’s Like This and Ghostyhead.

  1. 4 Responses to “RICKIE LEE JONES - GLASGOW 2001”

  2. Rickie Lee Jones played Guilfest - Sat 17th Jul 2004

    By MLJ on Jun 25, 2009

  3. what a great collection , and the bonus tracks round it out just fine

    By brian on Jun 25, 2009

  4. Any chance of a reup of the following tracks?
    There seems to be some problem with them.

    Track 103. Ghostyhead 7:22 (10.1MB)
    Track 203. The Last Chance Texaco 4:31 (6.2MB)
    Track 208. We Belong Together 4:52 (6.7MB)

    By Rob Sutton on Dec 9, 2016

  5. Would you mind to re up tracks 103, 203 and 208 please? All the best. Good site :-)

    By kewa on Feb 6, 2018

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