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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Ryan Adams: Easy Tiger alternate versions

Look at Ryan. He's all wiped out from just recording some excellent alternate renditions of songs from Easy Tiger back in March. These performances were videotaped in front of a curtain of white lights and some of them were released on a bonus DVD. Now, thanks to the magic of audio-ripping, you can listen to them on your iPod even if it's not a fancy video one.

These tunes are my salute to Mr. Adams as we both head towards California in the coming days. He's been kind enough to arrange a roll through the SF Bay Area during the same time I'll be there for my cousin's wedding, and he is going to rock me in several different cities. I am looking forward to it, wahoo! I'll take 62% less ramble/38% more music this time around por favor.

Goodnight Rose
Everybody Knows
Tears of Gold
Pearls On A String
Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.
These Girls


Late addition:
Off Broadway (not in zip file)

And since we're talking about alternate versions of things, this performance was taped on Letterman, but they aired "Two" instead (which was also lovely and caused me to go to bed singing that melody):




At July 19, 2007 5:59 PM, Blogger Brendan said...

Thank you so much for these! I'll be adding them to my mp3 player soon. There are videos for all of the songs on the album (you probably know from Lost Highway's competition!), and all of them seem to be collected here:


I've not had a chance to watch all of them but I assume they work. I've not got a program for audio rips so maybe you'd be able to add the other songs to the list? And that video of Magnolia Mountain is rocking too!

Thanks again!

At July 19, 2007 6:08 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Thanks, H! Have fun out here in SF. But ask Ryan to tell his story about working at the Chicken Shack or whatever the hell place was called.

At July 19, 2007 6:32 PM, Blogger David said...

thank you.
i can't tell you how long i've been waiting for a decent rip of "these girls"


At July 19, 2007 8:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is that audio rip of oh my god from the same group of videos as the others?? it hardly even sounds like him

At July 19, 2007 9:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oooh, I can't wait until internets comes back up in the barracks so I can download this!


At July 20, 2007 6:55 AM, Blogger John said...

Thanks for the extra Ryan goodness and for writing such a great music blog...

At July 20, 2007 7:29 AM, Anonymous theEvilAngel said...

you rock!

At July 20, 2007 7:45 AM, Anonymous kristen said...

it is posts like these that make me worship all things heather's blog related. thanks for the yummy ryan adams goodness. he is currently in my top 5 obsessions list.

At July 20, 2007 12:02 PM, Blogger wakeboarder69 said...

Thank you so much for this entry. I am seeing Ryan here in Seattle next Friday and can't wait! Have fun at your shows. Wish I could be there too.

At July 20, 2007 4:36 PM, Blogger Gilberto said...

Thanks for putting this stuff up. Love your blog Ms. H.


At July 20, 2007 5:15 PM, Anonymous Shawn said...

Thanks, Heather, for sharing! I've said it before, but I'll say it again - yours is my absolute favorite music blog.

Enjoy your shows! I'm seeing Ryan next week here in Portland. I can hardly wait!!

At July 21, 2007 1:52 AM, Blogger Scott Mc said...

where did you find these???

At July 21, 2007 1:04 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

thanks for the rips! I love them! And him. And you !


At July 21, 2007 2:06 PM, Blogger Husher7242 said...

Good blog. Good music. I'm glad I found this.

At July 21, 2007 9:56 PM, Anonymous Ginny said...

Thanks so much! I just caught Ryan at the Wilshire a few nights ago, and he was in fine form. Have fun!

At July 22, 2007 2:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went to the show in Santa Cruz tonight and I have to say - Ryan is on fire right now. It was his first all-electric set with the Cardinals since his wrist injury and they rocked the house down. I had a little too much glaucoma medication so I can't give you the setlist but all the classics were represented. If you can see him at one of the smaller, general-admission venues, spare no expense getting tickets.

At July 22, 2007 9:30 PM, Anonymous zach said...

looking forward to giving these a listen. appreciate it. For all of you who don't own Easy Tiger go pick it up!

At July 26, 2007 2:20 PM, Anonymous Bryen said...

Great Post!

I've been looking for these. I actually went out a bought easy tiger after hearing alternate version of oh my god whatever thinking it was the version on the album.

Thanks...Keep posting and I'll keep reading

At July 27, 2007 10:37 PM, Anonymous Our Beloved Composer said...

Thank you for the "I Taught Myself" video, Heather. Ryan was in such splendid voice there and that is such a lovely song...it would have also fit nicely on Love Is Hell, I think. I thought this version was more country than on the album, and crazy Graboff is such a terrific pedal guy. Personally, I miss Catherine Popper on bass. Where did she go?

At August 05, 2007 2:34 PM, Anonymous Gregg said...


Anybody have the bonus track "Alice"? It was on the Japanese import of Easy Tiger and also a Best Buy exclusive. When I got the cd from Best Buy, the website and passcode didn't work, but I've heard the song is great and am dying to hear it. Write me at thetallgreenone@yahoo.com if you've got any leads!


At February 28, 2008 7:01 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

Can you put this back up, I lost it when my PC crashed.

At March 08, 2008 6:11 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

maybe someone can e-mail it to me.

At March 08, 2008 6:54 PM, Anonymous Rob said...

by the way


At March 24, 2008 6:35 PM, Blogger bigjimmystyle said...


Is there any way to get these rips again? They are no longer functioning on your site, and yours is the only place I've seen them. Thanks much!

At April 11, 2008 4:29 PM, Blogger Claudius said...

Looks cool, but where did the songs go?

At May 23, 2008 6:53 AM, Blogger heather said...

I don't currently have server space to host these, but this blog has them:

At October 22, 2008 4:44 PM, Anonymous MikeTrash said...

Sad, the link seems to be down.
Could you please, please post it againg. Thanks, thanks, thanks for your efforts in advance.


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