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Friday, April 21, 2006

Bacchanalia of unreleased Ray LaMontagne & new album news

Phonetic guide: Ray La-Montaine (that's how you say it, Nathaniel). You could also substitute the words "freaking awesome" or "I can't believe how good he is" in a pinch. Same effect.

Billboard reports:
“Ray LaMontagne is in the midst of finishing his next RCA studio album with hopes to release it in early August. The artist has been recording with producer Ethan Johns at Allaire Studios in Shokan, N.Y. The pair previously worked together on LaMontagne's 2004 debut, Trouble, which has sold 239,000 copies in the United States.

According to a spokesperson, the as-yet-untitled effort will be preceded by a short North American tour in July, a month after he finishes a stint supporting David Gray in the United Kingdom. As previously reported, LaMontagne released the Live from Bonnaroo 2005 EP last December, which included the previously unreleased song "Empty."

Because of the goodwill in my heart towards anyone who would also call Ray LaMontagne friend, I am opening my vaults. Here is a slew of unreleased tracks to sate you until the new album is released:

RAY LAMONTAGNE LIVE & UNRELEASED
01. Amy
02. Lesson Learned
03. Until The Sun Turns Black
04. Country Girl
05. Still Can't Feel The Gin (I love this song, also posted back in December)
06. You Should Belong To Me
07. I Can Get High
08. Life Is Long
09. Can I Stay? - (also posted this as well, absolutely gorgeous)
10. Half Alive
11. Sarah
12. Write You A Letter
13. Lead Me On
14. Stone's Throw From Lonesome
15. You Got What I Want (So Why Don't You Give It To Me?)
16. Katie Belle (Gettin' High)
17. Simple Consolation
18. Three More Days
19. Heaven is a Honky Tonk

THESE LINKS ARE DEAD, but I re-posted most of these (and more) here.


Oh, and did we mention he does wicked Gnarls Barkley covers?

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CONCERT ALERT:
If you're in Colorado, consider heading on down to the Springs tonight (Friday night) for the Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers show at the Black Sheep. Absolutely one of my favorite live acts, period - if you come, you will not be disappointed. We'll all kick back some Mexican Moonshine together. And then tune in this weekend for the results of my first ever real interview for the Fuel blog - I will be talking with Roger Clyne about the future of rock 'n' roll and sharing the gems of wisdom with you. Wish me luck, I'm goin' in!

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55 Comments:

At April 21, 2006 8:11 AM, Blogger Honey said...

Heather! Thanks so much for these Ray LaMontagne downloads. I've loved his music for a while, and had the chance to see him open for Dave Matthews last year at Randall's Island. Simply incredible. He's so unassuming, almost painfully shy, isn't he? But when he starts singing, it's like soulful fire.

 
At April 21, 2006 10:01 AM, Blogger Stephen K. said...

Looking forward to the Roger Clyne interview. I've loved the Refreshments since their inception and have worn out both of their albums, but haven't purchased any of the peacemakers - YET, just something I haven't gotten around to. I'll correct that soon. Tell the man to keep up the good work.

 
At April 21, 2006 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

heather

Thanks for the Ray stuff - you're blog tuned me in to his music. The first song that really got me was 'empty' when you posted it. I love the words and agree it sounds a little (musically) like Ryan's 'Winding Wheel'. This will be in the CD changer as I drive to work next week.

You are a star.

Chris (aka nemo, Tottington UK)

 
At April 21, 2006 11:45 AM, Anonymous Cody McComas said...

Miss Browne (or perhaps Mrs.) - I discovered your blog through The-Hype-Machine. There was the collection of Ryan Adams songs that initially drew me in. And now Ray Lamontagne. I have no words. I have officially subscribed to your feed. Thank you so much for sharing such great music and good writing. You have a new fan.

 
At April 21, 2006 11:52 AM, Blogger Nathaniel said...

i love you?

 
At April 21, 2006 1:24 PM, Blogger Duke of Straw said...

hero are you of mine

 
At April 21, 2006 4:35 PM, Anonymous witchnose said...

Great post! I have tickets for Roger Clyne next Friday in Spokane and I'm jacked! can't wait to read your interview. Good on ya, Heather!

 
At April 21, 2006 4:53 PM, Anonymous jefito said...

Terrific. Thanks!

 
At April 21, 2006 11:22 PM, Blogger Dainon said...

No question mark about it, I honestly do love you ... now.

All praise Ray.

 
At April 22, 2006 1:09 AM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

Merci!

 
At April 22, 2006 8:29 AM, Blogger Don't Need Anything said...

you are so freaking wonderful!

 
At April 22, 2006 7:07 PM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

Question: Ray did a song on Austin City Limits this year that he said he wrote after Johnny Cash died. It was amazing, but I have NO idea what it was called or if it has been recorded. Anyone else know?

 
At April 22, 2006 8:40 PM, Blogger Honey said...

Heather, I'm listening to "Sarah" and it's breathtaking. I love this compilation you put together. Love it.

 
At April 22, 2006 9:28 PM, Blogger heather said...

Andy, I found this:
http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=284601

Could it be Train Song? I don't know how this etree business works, but I'd love to hear it!

 
At April 23, 2006 1:04 AM, Blogger Dance Hall Hips said...

Thanks for the Lamontagne...and sheesh....seeing david gray and ray in the same night would be heaven.

 
At April 23, 2006 2:17 PM, Anonymous megamono said...

First Response to all the excellent music on this blog. How can I not be appreciative of these tracks? They should name a day of the week after you.

Also, the song Ray sung on Austin City Limits re:Johnny Cash was Heaven Is A Honky Tonk. Naturally.

 
At April 26, 2006 6:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're a goddess. ive listened to this for 3 days solid. heeeeey heyyyy heyyyyyyyy heyyyyyyyyyyyyy heaven is ahonky tonk

 
At April 28, 2006 2:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ray's next album, "Till The Sun Turns Black", is scheduled to be released in late summer.

...thanks for the songs

wwww.ray-lamontgne.net

 
At April 28, 2006 10:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It wasnt Johnny Cash that died he was talking about when Townes Van Zandt died

 
At April 29, 2006 4:26 AM, Blogger Alix said...

I love the Ray.. youve totally made my week thanks!

 
At May 01, 2006 3:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just made my night. Thanks so much. Ray on Austin City Limits was simply amazing.

 
At May 01, 2006 8:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came in just too late to retrieve the Ray LaMontagne tracks. Is it possible for you to repost them? If not, I understand because of your already hectic schedule. Thanks anyways.

 
At May 01, 2006 8:48 PM, Blogger heather said...

Hey Anonymous, it's not me, it's the file server that keeps goin down. Sorry you didn't leave an email addy, but keep trying back! They should be back up soon.

 
At May 03, 2006 8:01 PM, Anonymous thomas said...

I've been listenin to Ray since I saw him on Conan O'Brian at the end of '04, and that's pretty much all I listen to, to this day. "Sarah" is one of my fave's, and I'm not listing anymore, cuz I wouldn't be able to stop. Ray is the greatest lyricist of this generation and then some others, and on top of that, no one's had a voice like his since Otis Redding. And if you don't already know, them's reeeaaaal big words there.

 
At May 04, 2006 10:59 PM, Anonymous wes said...

thank you for this! i love mr ray and havent heard a lot of these songs so im excited :)

 
At May 07, 2006 10:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fantastic tracks you have made my year what a star what a voice forever in your debt

 
At May 21, 2006 7:43 AM, Anonymous Kath said...

Thankyou so much for the Ray tunes! You rock!

 
At May 22, 2006 4:45 PM, Blogger Ian said...

Holy hell. This is a goddamn treasure trove of Ray. I think I've fallen in love with you. Drinks are on me next time you're in Tampa

 
At May 22, 2006 11:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're a diamond. I'm a huge Ray fan and can't wait to listen to these. If you're ever in Guernsey in the Channel Islands I owe you a pint.

Luke C.

 
At May 25, 2006 7:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for Ray's zip file.

Giorgos
A friend from Greece...

 
At May 28, 2006 5:37 PM, Blogger Kelly said...

I love Ray LaMontagne. After hearing how he got into the music biz on the radio, I immediately purchased tickets to see him at the Paramount in Seattle. It was the most amazing show ever. Ray was so funny, all shy and barely able to talk into the mic, but when he started to sing, he was transformed. Brilliant!

 
At June 14, 2006 11:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

just wondering if anyone knows where Train Song came from (on Austin City Limits)? I had no luck googling it...

 
At July 04, 2006 4:39 PM, Anonymous megan said...

not only did you allow me to download 19 of the finest songs by one of the finest artists, ray lamontagne, you concluded it with a quote by nick hornby. bestill my heart. thank you for making my 4th of july THAT much better; i appreciate you so very much. i agree with nick that music can somehow without fail defy any and all attempts we may so valiantly give to providing words for our feelings. ray manages to do that with all of his songs which is why he pulled me in with his lyrics and his music. thank you.
~megan from texas

 
At July 06, 2006 5:39 PM, Blogger mel... said...

I've got the same opinion about Roger Clyne being one of the best live performers I've ever witnessed (over and over again).

 
At July 13, 2006 11:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just found these now and i was wondering if the links could possibly be updated, the ray links. none of them are working :(

 
At July 13, 2006 2:35 PM, Blogger heather said...

I didn't remove any of the Ray links (and have no immediate plans to). EZArchive was down this morning, but rumor has it that it is up and working again now. So keep trying!

 
At July 20, 2006 11:00 PM, Anonymous Julenka said...

Oh my. Thank you so much for posting these up! I am forever indebted.

 
At August 10, 2006 4:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're the best thing ever invented! Thanks so much! Does anyone know where I can find a recording of the "Train Song"?

 
At August 20, 2006 7:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey thanks for all the song. Ive been looking for more of his stuff for a long time. Over here in the uk he is only just getting noticed.
You should check out a singer called Damien Rice (damienrice.com) who i think is just as good if not better. Songs like "The Blowers Daughter" and "Delicate" are truely moving.

Thanks again

Andy

 
At September 07, 2006 12:41 PM, Blogger Heidi said...

THANK YOU , THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU..... thank you Heather. i love that you took time to do this. i first saw Ray at the Glee Club in Birmingham. U.K , i have never smiled sooo much for such a long long time, Ray rocks and we are luck enough to be able to see him again in January 2007. thanks again xxx Heidi. http://spideyschickenshack.blogspot.com/atom.xml

 
At September 30, 2006 5:25 PM, Blogger velvetlinaea said...

Would you happen to have, or know where I can get the show Ray performed on 9-18-06 at the Troubadour in LA?
Thanks.

 
At November 12, 2006 1:25 AM, Anonymous Tracy said...

Hi Heather! I discovered Ray a couple of months ago and finally saw him live at the Orpheum in Los Angeles 11/9. I don't know if I can explain this properly, but I want live like his voice. Full of anguish and pain, but also intense love and beauty. I can't believe it has taken me this long to find someone I can say is my favorite singer of all time, but he would be the one. Sorry for rambling, you the first person I told this to. Anyway, I was looking for the lyrics to "You Should Belong To Me." and you blog came up. I really wish I was here back in April when you put up the RL downloads. Do you think you would ever upload them again? I hope so. Until, I'm killing my iPod. I just bought his newest CD, but I would love to relive the feeling I got when I finally seen him live. That man took my breath away. Peace.

 
At November 12, 2006 4:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got the downloads!! Thanks so much!!

 
At November 15, 2006 5:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AAAACK!!!!

I started twitching a little when I saw all these tracks I've never heard, but I can't get any of them (or the zip file) to load!!!

Any idea when they'll be up again?

My email: lostatlimbo@gmail.com

Thanks, youre a saint!

Brett
www.myspace.com/excitableboy

P.S. - He just played in Portland (my town) last night. I really wanted to go, but it was something like $80 for 2 tickets. Insane! Damn ticket outlets!

 
At January 06, 2007 4:58 PM, Blogger Heidi said...

hi ,heather - saw this and wondered if you had seen it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY3W86c8VrQ

i loved it

happy new year

heidi

 
At January 08, 2007 11:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am dying to get these songs downloaded but obviously they are not up. If anyone knows of where I can get them I would be soooo happy!!! Thanks to all!

 
At January 08, 2007 11:26 AM, Blogger heather said...

Try hunting around in the Ray-LaMontagne.net message board archives, you may be able to find something there -

 
At January 17, 2007 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, Heather i know your a busy girl but i cant get hold of the zip anywhere the message board idea is takin me to a commercial site pls repost or can anyone help me ray live is amazing compared to the cd's released.my mp3 is cryin for them and i cant keep playin 1 track at a time i would be forever in your debt if you can help. you are a beautiful outstanding being for giving us this post as is,THANK YOU

 
At January 17, 2007 4:02 PM, Blogger heather said...

Hi Anon,

I re-upped all of these songs (and more) in November here

Have fun!

 
At February 24, 2007 3:04 AM, Blogger goldilox said...

THANKYOU HEATHER FOR THE WONDERFULL RAY TUNES..THEY'RE BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!
.....IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR "INTRODUCING RAYCHARLES LAMONTAGNE"FOR AGES..WONDERED IF YOU COULD LEAD ME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION??
I HAD THE PLEASURE OF SEEING HIM AT THE SYMPHONY HALL,BIRMINGHAM,ENGLAND RECENTLY AND WOULD GIVE ANYTHING FOR A COPY OF THAT SHOW...(MAINLY BECAUSE OF THE BANTER WE HAD WITH RAY!!)..ANY IDEAS??
THANKYOU AGAIN HEATHER
GOLDILOX
clare.deen@hotmail.co.uk

 
At March 06, 2007 10:21 PM, Blogger Jeremy said...

Thought you might enjoy this video.

 
At June 01, 2007 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey! i want know if some one had the live or the site where i can find it because i love "heaven is a honky tonk" please please.
charles_francois@msn.com

http://www.myspace.com/savetillie

Merci (sorry for my bad english).

 
At August 04, 2008 9:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW- Pearl Jam Quote, Ray LaMontagne songs. You have great taste in music. Two of my most absolute favorite artists-
Saw Ray LaMontagne at the Wiltern in LA in '05 and just bought tickets to see him in Nashville 10/19. Still haven't seen Pearl Jam. I should have gone to Bonaroo- but I didn't want to see all those kids my daughters age, stoned and making mistakes (I missed out on a good thing and a bad thing- guess I'm even)

 
At October 13, 2008 10:43 PM, Blogger Kimberly said...

Thanks so much for re-upping these. Ray is so brilliant, and I can't wait to see him at the Wiltern in LA on 11/2. Have been dying to hear "Acre Of Land"/"Green" and "One Lonesome Saddle", the self-released albums. Has anyone got those?

 
At October 05, 2009 11:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was wondering if you could re upload these as these links don't seem to work anymore and I cannot find these songs anywhere....
Thanks

 

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