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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Beck acoustic at London's Union Chapel

Lately when I'm feeling overwhelmed and maybe a little melancholy, nothing salves the wound better than this acoustic Beck recording from April 28, 2003, beneath the soaring Gothic arches of London's Union Chapel.

His bluesy, folky, Sea-Change-heavy set is sublime, featuring warmly crystalline audio and a dang fine setlist. Amidst the sad songs of a relationship dying, Beck peppers the evening with rarities like the Sea Change Japanese bonus track "Ship In A Bottle" and his oldie song "One Foot In The Grave," which first appeared on his debut full-length album, Feb 1994's eclectic and experimental Stereopathic Soulmanure (alongside tracks like the minute-long "Jagermeister Pie").

The grizzled "Fourteen Rivers, Fourteen Floods" is from One Foot In The Grave later that same year, and while "It's All In Your Mind" eventually made it onto Sea Change in 2002, it was originally a Japanese bonus track from the same '94 independent release.

The evening has a very cohesive theme holding together the songs, and this is one of my favorite live recordings of late.


BECK UNION CHAPEL, LONDON
APRIL 28, 2003

Intro
The Golden Age
It's All In Your Mind
Guess I'm Doing Fine
-talking 1- (Justin Timberlake's "haunted house music")
Lonesome Tears
Nicotine & Gravy
Lost Cause
Ship In A Bottle
-talking 2-
14 Rivers, 14 Floods
Loser
Nobody's Fault But My Own (video)
Lord Only Knows
(video)
Hott In Here (Nelly cover)
One Foot In The Grave


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7 Comments:

At October 02, 2008 11:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THanks Heather. this looks like a good one and I cannot wait to give it a listen.

Kev in STL

 
At October 02, 2008 2:31 PM, Anonymous KD said...

I love Beck, thanks for this. And I love your blog, Heather. A fellow PJ fan - KD

 
At October 02, 2008 4:01 PM, Blogger slackjaw said...

I have this DVD! Its aaaaaaaa-mazing

 
At October 02, 2008 10:31 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Completely enjoying this bootleg! Caught Beck on this acoustic tour in SLC and it is definitely in my top 5 concerts! Definitely brings back good memories. Thanks!
Chris in Idaho.

 
At October 03, 2008 11:38 AM, Blogger Bona Fide Darling said...

I checked this out last night and it's amazing!

 
At October 03, 2008 2:58 PM, Anonymous Ginto said...

what an excellent, show. nicely done, heather.

 
At October 05, 2008 9:32 PM, Anonymous ortholomeux. said...

yo heather, thanks for this. been loving it all weekend...

 

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