Published Mar 11, 2009Once again, Daniel Johnston is expanding his catalogue, with the outsider folk hero this time giving a digital release to a pile of new video and audio material. Called Daniel Johnston: At Home Live, this new collection of 13 videos and MP3s documents a series of intimate live performances recorded in Johnston's home studio in Waller, TX, in 1999, and only just recently did it make it onto iTunes and other digital retailers.
The video/audio project comes at the hands of Johnston collaborator/visual artist Stephen Tompkins, who worked with the songwriter for the Austin gallery exhibit The Art of Daniel Johnston & Stephen Tompkins and will again in the upcoming book Dirty Pilot: First Year Rewind.
"While footage exists of Daniel on YouTube and other parts of the internet, I have not yet come across footage like this," Tompkins says of At Home Live on the project's website. "My aim of these videos is to show Daniel in the intimate setting of HOME where he composes many of his songs and dreams up the amazing lyrics his fans have come to love - hence the name At Home Live."
Late last year, Johnston also put out another visual-heavy release by way of the 23-track live DVD The Angel and Daniel Johnston - Live at the Union Chapel, which was taped in London in 2007. You can check out the trailer and order that one here.
Here's what's included on At Home Live:
2. "The Spook"
3. "Bloody Rainbow"
4. "Silly Love"
5. "I Had a Dream"
7. "Tuesday Waltz"
8. "I Hate Myself"
9. "And I Love You So"
10. "Mama' Trying for Showland"
11. "History of Our Love"
12. "Try to Love"
13. "Wishing You Well"