MP3: Download the 11/10 Patti Smith & Michael Stipe Concert


“When you’re strange…” indeed.

By Uncle Blurt

Seems like just a couple of days ago we were basking in the computer screen glow of some very shaky Instragram video clips from the Nov. 10 Patti Smith show at NYC’s Beacon Theater that featured surprise opening act Michael Stipe. No doubt more clips have surfaced, but what really should get folks excited is this”

MP3: Patti Smith Group/Michael Stipe – Beacon Theater, NYC Nov. 10, 2015

The free download comes courtesy of the Big O zine and includes downloadable artwork. It’s not a perfect audience recording by any stretch of the imagination; most likely it was recorded from the balcony. But it’s still pretty good, and anyway, it’s an unusual enough show to warrant at least a listen, especially Stipe’s set which featured Neil Young, Velvets, Mott the Hoople, Doors, John Lennon and Dave Berry covers; his band featured Jesse Smith and Andy LeMaster. Meanwhile, the PSG does the entirety of Horses and featured Stipe guesting along with Patti’s kids Jesse and Jackson. It’s also got one of the best versions of “Dancing Barefoot” I’ve ever heard, and the 10-minute closing song, the Who’s “My Generation,” is a total raveup that even features Patti on feedback guitar. Below is the full tracklisting.

Michael Stipe (opening act)

      Track 101
. Old Man (Neil Young) 3:53 (6.5MB)
      Track 102
. Venus In Furs (excerpt) (Velvet Underground) 1:53 (3.2MB)
      Track 103
. Crying Game (Dave Berry) 3:50 (6.5MB)
      Track 104
. People Are Strange (The Doors) 3:03 (5.1MB)
      Track 105
. Imagine (John Lennon) 4:55 (8.3MB)
      Track 106
. All The Young Dudes (Mott the Hoople) 3:52 (6.5MB)

Patti Smith

      Track 107
. Gloria 8:51 (14.9MB)
      Track 108
. Redondo Beach 4:57 (8.3MB)
      Track 109
. Birdland 9:57 (16.7MB)
      Track 110
. Free Money 6:02 (10.1MB)
      Track 111
. Kimberly 7:13 (12.1MB)
      Track 112
. Break It Up 4:31 (7.6MB)

      Track 201
. Land 16:57 (28.5MB)
      Track 202
. Elegie 6:46 (11.4MB)
      Track 203
. Privilege (Set Me Free) 5:19 (8.9MB)
      Track 204
. Velvet Underground medley (Rock and Roll, Waiting For My Man, White Light White Heat) 8:30 (14.3MB)
      Track 205
. Beneath the Southern Cross 10:10 (17.1MB)
      Track 206
. Dancing Barefoot 5:58 (10.0MB)
      Track 207
. Because The Night 5:25 (9.1MB)
      Track 208
. People Have the Power 8:09 (13.7MB)
      Track 209
. My Generation (The Who) 10:53 (18.7MB)


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