Sunday, December 20, 2015

Aimee Mann & Ted Leo (& Friends) - 2014-12-09 - The Return of The Aimee Mann Christmas Show - Boston, MA

Aimee Mann & Ted Leo
(& featuring guests Jonathan Coulton, Susanna Hoffs, and Bill Janovitz)
2014-12-09
"The Return of the Aimee Mann Christmas Show"
The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA

Audience recording, good quality
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions

After hosting a series of what became annual Musical-Variety Christmas Shows (with guest stars, music, comedy, sketches, videos, etc.) that ran from 2006 to 2011, Aimee Mann took a few years off from the holiday affairs, but then in 2014 came back with Ted Leo, her recent partner in the musical collaboration The Both, to host another round of the popular Christmas Shows, which was dubbed, naturally, 'The Return of the Aimee Mann Christmas Show'. In this recent incarnation of the show (which always have some kind of theme), Aimee and Ted  play Rock n' Roll detectives, that is, they are musician crime solvers, they travel around the world, rockin' and rollin' and solvin' murders, but for this show, Aimee doesn't want to have to solve any murders, just have a fun, festive holiday show. But, of course, then they hear that the Backstage Santa has just been murdered. Aimee just wants to carry on with the show, but Ted thinks they need to solve the murder, setting the stage for some onstage mayhem. The songs, of course, are the main thing, though, and they play numerous Holiday standards, as well as a few of their own catalog songs, and are joined by guests Jonathan Coulton, Susanna Hoffs, and Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom), for a few songs each. And if you are not interested in the in-between song banter and antics, these are tracked separately so can be edited out, if desired (Some of those antics lose a lot without the visuals as we don't know what is happening onstage causing the audience laughter, etc.). But, overall, an entertaining show. This is from the Boston performance of the show. Also, Aimee and Ted have continued on in 2015 with a new version of the Christmas Show, which has just wrapped up its series of performances (unfortunately, I have not yet found any recorded versions of the 2015 show, which is said to have featured Liz Phair as a guest artist). Enjoy, and Happy Holidays to all.

Tracklist:
01. Murder She Sang intro Video
02. Aimee's Intro
03. It's Christmas Time (Status Quo cover) (Aimme and Ted)
04. Murder announcement > Sleigh Ride snippet
05. Nothing Left to Do (Let's Make this Christmas Blue) (Aimee and Ted)
06. Winter Wonderland (Aimee and Ted)
07. Hazy Shade of Winter (Susanna lead vocal)
08. Jonathan's Intro
09. Jingle Bell Rock (Jonathan)
10. Christmas is Interesting (Jonathan)
11. Zombie Instructions . . .
12. Re: Your Brains (Jonathan)
13. What Are You Doing New Years Eve? (Aimee, Ted, Jonathan)
14. Eternal Flame (Susanna)
15. Aimee and Ted banter . . .
16. I'll Be Home for Christmas (Aimee)
17. Intro to . . .
18. The Ballad of the Christmas Donkey (Ted)
19. Mineral  (Bill Janovitz)
20. Reason Why  (Bill and Ted)
21. Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming  (Aimee, Ted, Susanna, Paul)
22. Intro to . . .
23. Nes Gadol Hayah Sham (Walk Like an Egyptian) (Susanna, Ted and Aimee)
24. You're a Mean One, Mr, Grinch (Aimee and Ted, Jonathan as The Narrator)
25. No Sir (Aimee and Ted (The Both))
26. Volunteers of America (Aimee and Ted (The Both))
27. Ted's banter about Jimmy John's
28. Bottled in Cork (Ted)
29. Save Me (Aimee)
30. Murder banter
31. There's a Murder Backstage (Baby It's Cold Outside) (Aimee and Ted)
32. Aimee and Ted interrogate suspects
33. Wonderful Christmastime interrogation (Aimee and Ted and all guests are interrogated)
34. Christmastime is Here (all)
35. Murder, She Sang outro

Aimee Mann - vocals, guitar, bass
Ted Leo - vocals, guitar
Jamie Edwards - keyboards, vocals
Paul Bryan - bass, guitar, vocals
Matt Mayhall - drums, percussion

With special guests:
Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) - vocals, guitar
Jonathan Coulton - vocals, guitar
Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom) - vocals, guitar

mp3:
Aimee Mann & Ted Leo_Return of Aimee's Christmas Show-2014-12-09-Boston.mp3.part1.rar
Aimee Mann & Ted Leo_Return of Aimee's Christmas Show-2014-12-09-Boston.mp3.part2.rar

FLAC
Aimee Mann & Ted Leo_Return of Aimee's Christmas Show-2014-12-09-Boston.FLAC.rar

1 comment:

Frank Whelan said...

Great Fun! Thank you for this one and every post!