Rough Travel for a Rare Thing

Bill Callahan - Rough Travel for a Rare Thing
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March 23, 2010 / Release Date
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Bill Callahan's first live album reflects his approach to music. It's a 2xLP set (also available as a download, no CD), and the packaging is minimal-- two slabs of vinyl, no notes, and all credits and recording info are printed on the disc labels. The functional nature of the package says, "The music is what's important here." Callahan kicks off the album by mumbling, "We're gonna get right down to business," and then he and the band-- guitar, bass, drums, violins-- proceed to do just that. It's 2007, they are in a small club in Australi

a, and Callahan is drawing from a catalog of songs any songwriter would envy. Turned out to be a good night.

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Track List

  1. Our Anniversary
  2. Diamond Dancer
  3. Bowery
  4. Held
  5. Say Valley Maker 
  6. In The Pines
  7. Cold-Blooded Old Times
  8. Rock Bottom Riser
  9. Let Me See The Colts
  10. The Well
  11. Bathysphere

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