Joe Jackson Tour Spawns Web-Only Live Album
Joe Jackson has released a live album, "Two Rainy Nights - Live in the Northwest - The Official Bootleg," that is only available via his official Web site. Recorded last April in Seattle and Portland,Joe Jackson has released a live album, "Two Rainy Nights - Live in the Northwest - The Official Bootleg," that is only available via his official Web site. Recorded last April in Seattle and Portland, Ore., the 67-minute disc features 14 tracks, including old favorites and tracks from the 2000 Sony Classics album "Night and Day II."
A note on the site says that Jackson considered the 12-country, 68-show tour to be one of his best ever. He was backed by longtime collaborator Graham Maby on bass, as well as percussionist Sue Hadjopoulos, drummer Robert Rodriguez, keyboardist Andy Ezrin, cellist Catherine Bent, and Allison Cornell, who played violin and keyboards, and contributed backing vocals.
Initially made available within the last few weeks (and already back-ordered), the single disc sells for $16.95 plus $4 shipping ($20.95 total). Each track is also available as a separate MP3 download for 75 cents, with a minimum $2 order, from which, the site notes, "the artist receives all of the profits."
The Seattle and Portland shows were also filmed, and have been edited down to a 50-minute feature, according to the site. The resulting product may see the light of day as a broadcast special, or as the basis of a future DVD release.
Last year, Jackson was the first artist to win the newly added best pop instrumental album Grammy for his classically structured release "Symphony No. 1."
Here is the "Two Rainy Nights" track listing:
"Prelude / Hell of a Town"
"You Can't Get What You Want (Till You Know What You Want)"
"Stranger Than You"
"Is She Really Going Out With Him?"
"Stranger Than Fiction"
"Glamour and Pain"
"Got the Time"
"A Slow Song"