Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Arlo Guthrie - 1967-10-01 - Alice's Restaurant Live - New York
The Bitter End Cafe, New York, NY
Soundboard recording, good quality
Available in both lossless (Flac) and mp3 (@ 320 k) versions
Here is a Genuine Thanksgiving Classic, Arlo Guthrie performing Alice's Restaurant Massacree. Awhile back someone in a conversation was referring to the lack of holiday-type songs for Thanksgiving. Of course, I said, well there is the quite remarkable Alice's Restaurant, and he replied, that no, that doesn't count as a traditional Thanksgiving song. Well, I don't know about in your household, but certainly in mine, Alice's Restaurant is definitely a traditional holiday festivity, we always play it every Thanksgiving, and always enjoy it very much. And hey, the song is now 45 years old, so that should certainly qualify it as a traditional classic song, shouldn't it? It is certainly a comedy classic. Anyway, so here it is, just for the Holidays, and just in case you were somehow tired of the original album version, here is a somewhat different live version (clocking in at over 26 min.), to change things up a bit. In fact, just to give you even more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, I've included an additional, earlier live version that also is somewhat different (I'm sure every live version is necessarily different from any other), to enjoy all over again. So, here is the incomparable Arlo Guthrie, from way back in 1967, with not one but 2 versions of this beloved Thanksgiving classic. Enjoy!
01. The Motorcycle Song/
02. Alice's Restaurant Massacree/
03. The Pause Of Mister Claus/
04. Closing Remarks
Bonus track: Alice's Restaurant (another version, from 1967-2-27 FM NY, WBAI Radio Broadcast)
Originally obtained from The Midnight Cafe Much Thanks Matt!