Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Playlist for January 14, 2009

Laurie Anderson Homeland Tour
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22nd of October 2007

Taper's notes:

I enjoyed the shows very much and I'm very glad I went to both nights. This show really grows on me with every time of hearing it again.

Laurie was also very well received in Sydney, I think she's got a very dedicated circle of fans here.

This was the second night of Laurie Anderson's Homeland at the Sydney Opera House.
The Sydney Opera House has 2 major performance venues, the Concert Hall in the left wing (looking from the side of the staircase) and the slightly smaller Opera Theatre in the right wing. Normally all concerts are performed in the Concert Hall, but these 2 shows
were performed in the Opera Theatre, which apparently has better acoustics than the Concert Hall.

Recorded from the 6th row, close to the right speaker stack with Churchsound Cardioid Microphone System STC-9000

Laurie Anderson words and music, vocals, one of a kind violin/viola, keyboards and samples
Eyvind Kang (viola)
Jamshied Sharifi (keyboards)
Skuli Sverrisson (bass, guitars)

01. The Lark
02. Why Do People Hate Us
03. Transitory Life
04. Only An Expert
05. Maybe If I Fall
06. Short Fall
07. Tuvan Loop
08. The Underwear Gods
09. Out Of The Heart
10. Calling Them Up
11. Perfect
12. Pictures And Things (Male Voice)
13. Bodies In Motion
14. Sky Flying Birds
15. Lost Art Of Conversation
16. No Man's Land
17 Let X=X It Tango

Artist info at
Fan forum at
Sydney Opera House info at

BBC Sessions
01 Yellow Brick Road
02 Abba Zaba
03 Sure 'Nuff N' Yes I Do
04 Electricity
05 Beatle Bones N' Smokin' Stones
06 Safe As Milk
07 Kandy Korn
08 Trust Us


First Session (Tracks 1-4)
Recorded: 1/24/68
Broadcast: 2/4/68

"Out Here, Over There" CD

Second Session (Tracks 5-8)
Recorded: 5/6/68
Broadcast: 5/12/68

"Re-Brodacast Collectors Tape" (Beatle Bones, second half of Trust Us)
"Another Chapter" LP (Safe As Milk, Kandy Korn, first half of Trust Us)
"Out Here, Over There" CD (John Peel's Intros, Beatle Bones end fill)

Approximate Speed Correction
Mono Restoration
Various sources combined and edited

"Beatle Bones" is a different mix of the "Plain Brown Wrapper" version, and not a unique BBC performance.

Compiled & Remastered by JWB - August 2008

Acoustic demo 2007

Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN USA, 2006-12-16


Robin "Adnan" Anders doumbek, tapan
Dean Magraw acoustic guitar
Todd Menton vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bodhran, whistle
Drew Miller bass guitar
David Stenshoel fiddle


1) Ballad of the House Carpenter
(trad. arr. BiL)
2) Sota
(trad. arr. BiL)
3) Silver Carp
(Todd Menton)
4) Menfi
(Akli Yahatene & Missoum Amarqui, arr. BiL)
5) Jolly Tinker
(trad. arr. BiL)
6) Death on Hennepin
(John Van Orman)
7) Corner House Set
(Dean Magraw)
8) Son, O Son
(trad., arr. BiL)


Recorded live at the Cedar Cultural Center,
Minneapolis Minnesota December 12, 2006


Live Mix by Raymond Yates
Recorded by John Keefe on the Tascam DV RA-1000
Edited by Drew Miller at First Generation Studio
and with Gary Edelburg at Electric Shadow

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