August 2009 - Coughing Up Blood and Whiskey: A Ryan Adams Blog

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - The War Memorial Auditorium - 2009-03-15

Our good friend Chris from Tennessee attended this show back in March near the end of The Cards' last tour and he just told me to check it out. Well, it's fantastic, a 39 track, 30 song set. Notice the new guitar parts in quite a few of the tracks, they were feelin' good that night. The download is courtesy of the Live Music Archive.

Superb sound on this one, better than most soundboards.

Disc I

01. intro
02. I See Monsters
03. Fix It
04. Everybody Knows
05. (false start)
06. Crossed-Out Name
07. Come Pick Me Up
08. Cobwebs
09. Two
10. Freeway To The Canyon
11. talking
12. "Same Shirt As Neal" improv
13. Beautiful Sorta
14. talking
15. Let It Ride
16. Natural Ghost
17. Grand Island
18. band introductions
19. Born Into A Light
20. When The Stars Go Blue
21. Evening Joke with Jon Graboff

Disc II

22. Goodnight Rose
23. Lost Satellite
24. The Rescue Blues
25. Oh My God, Whatever, Etc
26. The Sun Also Sets
27. Why Do They Leave?
28. Bartering Lines
29. Shakedown On 9th Street
30. A Kiss Before I Go
31. talking
32. Magick
33. encore break
34. Wonderwall
35. Sink Ships
36. Cold Roses
37. Mockingbird
38. Dear Chicago
39. This Is It

Download - Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - The War Memorial Auditorium - 2009-03-15
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New Norah Jones Album w/ Ryan Adams Collaboration


Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Norah Jones will release her fourth studio album on Blue Note Records this November. Jones wrote nearly all of the songs in the past two years since completing tours in support of her 2007 global chart-topping, U.S. double-platinum album Not Too Late.

Beloved by fans for her sultry vocals and jazz-informed, piano-driven pop songwriting, Jones has taken a new direction on the as-yet-untitled album, seeing it as a chance to experiment with different sounds and an opportunity to work with a new set of collaborators, including Jacquire King, a noted producer and engineer who has worked with Kings of Leon, Tom Waits, and Modest Mouse among others. Jones also enlisted several songwriting collaborators, including Ryan Adams and Okkervil River's Will Sheff, as well as her frequent partner Jesse Harris.

"I knew I wanted to try some different things on this album," Jones says. "I'd been playing with the same musicians for a long time. We're all still friendly and I hope we play together again, but it felt like a good time to work with new people and experiment with different sounds. As far as a producer, I wanted someone who could take me out of my comfort zone and find the right musicians to capture what I wanted to do with this collection of songs. I got in touch with Jacquire initially because he engineered one of my favorite records of all time, Tom Waits' Mule Variations. He was really eager to do it and we got along really well, which was important."

King helped Jones put together a new group of musicians to perform on the album, including drummers Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M.) and James Gadson (Bill Withers), keyboardist James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Al Green), and guitarists Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello) and Smokey Hormel (Johnny Cash, Joe Strummer). Jones and King tailored the songs to the musicians' strengths. "I think the record sounds different due to the variety of musicians we used," Jones says, "I knew I wanted to play with grooves more than I have on previous albums. Some of these new songs lent themselves to having driving rhythms underneath."

Another noticeable change on Jones' upcoming album is that she plays mostly guitar. "I actually write more on guitar than I do on piano," she says. "It just felt more natural for me to play it on these songs."

Since coming on the scene in 2002, Jones has sold a collective 36 million albums worldwide. Her three studio albums, 2002's eight-time Grammy Award-winning Come Away With Me, 2004's Feels Like Home, and 2007's Not Too Late have each topped the Billboard top 200 album charts in the U.S. and gone to No. 1 around the world. All three have been certified multi-platinum, while Come Away With Me has been certified diamond. Since 2007, Jones has collaborated with a number of artists, including Herbie Hancock, Talib Kweli, Willie Nelson, Q-Tip, Irma Thomas, and Andy Samberg's comedy troupe The Lonely Island. She has also contributed to various soundtracks, including Ken Burns' The War, Ethan Hawke's The Hottest State, and Wong Kar-wai's My Blueberry Nights, as well as the Fats Domino tribute album Goin' Home. In 2007, Jones starred opposite Jude Law in My Blueberry Nights and made a cameo in this year's season finale of 30 Rock. Also this year, Jones was featured as a flagship artist on Apple's GarageBand, presenting a tutorial on how to perform her song "Thinking About You."

More details about Norah Jones' upcoming album will be announced soon.
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Ryan Adams - Rough & Mellow (1994-2009)

Our dear (and new) friend darkrendar passed this collection along to me. This is a shit load of amazing work. I'll let his words describe it, thank you so much darkrendar.

"A collection of live recordings of unreleased songs by Ryan Adams, of which no demo or studio recordings are available. I compiled and worked on it in my spare time for a couple of years. A lot of these were only played once, if not I picked the one that sounded best to me, when different recordings were available. Since there are so many great live recordings you can find nearly every song ever played. The last two discs are a collection of Jams & Improvs by The Cardinals. "

Ordinarily I would put the track listing up but this is packing 173 tracks, refer to the info file. Let me just say this is an amazing amazing amazing piece of work. Darkrendar, you out did yourself. He is also responsible for the Darkbreaker Live set up at Coughing Up Blood and Whiskey, our sister site. I'm taking donations to get this guy some upscale escorts, email me with donations!

Disc 1 (1994-1997)

Disc 2 (1998-1999)

Disc 3 (2000-2001)

Disc 4 (2001-2002)

Disc 5 (2002-2003)

Disc 6 (2004-2008)

Disc 7 - Cardinal Jams (2005-2006)

Disc 8 - Cardinal Jams (2007-2009)


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