Published Jan 23, 2015In the past week, Third Man Records has been awfully busy when it comes to live albums. The label hosted a session with Shabazz Palaces on Saturday (January 17), and then it announced that a live LP from Parquet Courts is on the way. Now Jack White's label announced yet another impending live album, this time from New Orleans guitarist/songwriter Benjamin Booker.
Booker's Live at Third Man Records will be out in just a few days, on January 27. It was recorded last September, and captures Booker and his band after a year's touring. In a statement, the frontman said:
This record is the result of a year on the road. It's the best nights of my life and nights I would give anything to take back. It's sleeping in parking lots and sleeping with people for beds. It's eating bad food with good folks. It's makeups and breakups. It's missing home and never wanting to go back.
Somehow I'm still here. Somehow the boys and I managed to keep things going. We learned from each other. We grew tighter as a band. The songs changed and on the night of September 24th we stepped into that building in Nashville to capture that.
Thank you Mr. White and everyone at Third Man Records for welcoming me into your home and giving me a chance to share something I'm proud of, the live show.
The cover artwork is above and the setlist is below; the show includes a cover of "Falling Down Blues" by classic blues man Furry Lewis. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to hear the oddball boogie "Chippewa." If you're suitably impressed, the album can be pre-ordered right here.
The announcement doesn't specify the colour of the vinyl, so we're guessing that this one is pressed on standard black rather than on of Third Man's crazy colour variants.
Live at Third Man Records:
1. Always Waiting
3. Old Hearts
4. Happy Homes
5. Kids Never Growing Older
6. Falling Down Blues (Furry Lewis cover)
7. I Thought I Heard You Screaming
8. Spoon Out My Eyeballs
9. Violent Shiver
10. Have You Seen My Son