Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Nick Lowe - 1989-04-24 - Sweetwater, Mill Valley, CA (opening acoustic set)

Nick Lowe

(opening acoustic set for "Elvis Costello and Friends" show)
April 24, 1989
Mill Valley, California, USA
Soundboard recording, excellent quality
Available in both lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (320 kbps) versions
Here's one I've been meaning to get to for some time but just haven't gotten around to it. This is Nick Lowe's short opening acoustic set before Elvis Costello's wild EC & Friends show at the Sweetwater in Mill Valley CA. I have previously posted the Elvis Costello & Friends (including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Commander Cody, Sammy Hagar, Charles Brown, and Kim Wilson, among others) portion of the show, but didn't originally have Nick's set. So here's that opening set from Nick, in excellent quality. This comes at the time between his 1988 Pinker and Prouder Than Ever album and his forthcoming Party of One album (1990) and is around the time that he was transitioning from more of a pop-rocker to more of a troubadour singer-songwriter. Since this was arounfd the time he was recording Party of One, the setlist contains multiple new songs from that as yet unreleased album, as well as a couple more well-known tracks. An interesting set and another piece of the puzzle that was this unusual day for NL and EC. Regarding the EC & Friends setlist, I have also taken this opportunity to upgrade that complete show to Lossless and improved mp3 (320 kbps) versions (was previously posted (years ago) only in a 192 kbps version). So, if you haven't picked up that show (or need the upgrade), now is your chance). Link to the updated page for that full show is also available below. Enjoy. 

Nick Lowe solo - 24:55
101 [00:51] intro
102 [02:23] Without Love
103 [01:06] talk
104 [02:45] Refrigerator White
105 [02:46] Geisha Girl
106 [04:42] Rocky Road
107 [03:55] (I Wanna Build A) Jumbo Ark
108 [02:37] Bo Bo Ska Diddle Daddle
109 [03:26] I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock and Roll)
110 [00:24] thanks and applause

Nick Lowe - solo acoustic guitar and vocals

FLAC - Nick Lowe_1989-04-24_Mill valley_CA_FLAC.rar

mp3 - Nick Lowe_1989-04-24_Mill valley_CA_mp3.rar

For the complete rest of the the show, see earlier post for Elvis Costello and Friends (Now available in Lossless (FLAC) and upgraded mp3 (320 kbps) here).


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