Colin Meloy Sings Live!

Colin MeloyApril 8, 2008
Indie℗ 2008 Kill Rock Stars
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Colin Meloy Sings Live! is the first live album released by Portland musician Colin Meloy, frontman for the Decemberists. The album was released in April 2008, and is a collection of live recordings from various nights on the artist's solo tour in early 2006. It includes stripped down versions of songs by the Decemberists, a song that dates back to Meloy's college band Tarkio, live banter and covers of The Smiths, R.E.M., Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, and Shirley Collins. It includes two previously unreleased songs, "Dracula's Daughter" and "Wonder", the latter of which makes reference to Meloy's first—and recently at the time—born son.
The arrangements are simply Meloy's voice and guitar throughout. Some reviewers have noted problems with Meloy's guitar during the recording and one refers to the resulting sound quality as "disappointing." Meloy says the experience of playing Decemberists' songs without the full band was "liberating," at least initially: "...I can kind of start and stop songs, I can screw up without throwing everybody off, I can talk as much as I like without worrying about people getting antsy to move on to the next song.

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Songs
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Devil's Elbow4:17
2
We Both Go Down Together3:10
3
Evoking a Campfire Singalong0:48
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The Gymnast, High Above the Ground6:43
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Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect > Dreams4:55
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Dracula's Daughter2:41
7
Wonder3:01
8
A Brief Introduction to Shirley Collins1:46
9
Barbara Allen3:28
10
The Engine Driver3:54
11
On the Bus Mall5:59
12
A Skull, a Ship, and a Sheep1:54
13
California One / Youth and Beauty Brigade > Ask12:22
14
The Bachelor and the Bride4:10
15
A Cautionary Song3:43
16
Red Right Ankle4:17
17
Bandit Queen6:45
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Additional Information

Total length
1:13:53
Tracks
17
Released
May 1, 2009
Label
℗ 2008 Kill Rock Stars
File type
MP3
Access type
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