From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the album. For information about the artist, see Willie Nile. Willie Nile. Top reviews Most recent Top reviews. Top reviews from the United States. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. It contains excellent tracks among which is a unavoidable performance of " The Clash's Police on my back' Nice to have got this rare album in France.
Edgy rock, components of The Stones, Dylan,Marley among a few. Makes you move as you listen. Sure, there's indie rock, punk rock, modern rock and all manner of hyphenated descendants, but few artists still make rock music with roots that reach through all of the layers of decades past.
The "'n' roll" has been lost in the translation. His recording career came of age in the early '80s with a pair of albums for Arista, was derailed by legal setbacks with Geffen for the second-half of the decade, and restarted in with "Places I Have Never Been" on Columbia. Nile attracted A-list fans during his hiatus, and the comeback featured guest appearances from both Roger McGuinn and Richard Thompson. The pattern of long gaps between releases repeated itself several more times.
His deal with Columbia ended, he released an indie EP "Hard Times in America" in , and dropped out again until decade's end, when he released "Beautiful Wreck of the World. Praise for "Streets of New York" came even before the album's official release, and it was with that positivity ringing in his ears that Nile took the stage for the album's release party at New York's Mercury Lounge, resulting in the live recording captured here.
Working through ten of the album's thirteen tracks, and adding a handful of titles from earlier releases, Nile knew he had the goods. He's not selling a new album, he "was simply there to serve the songs, to tell the stories and hopefully do justice to the music. These songs clearly hit just as much of an emotional resonance with the players as they did with the writer and the audience, and the freedom of their performance, hitting all the notes yet still rocking it live, is truly impressive.
As on the studio album, the opening "Welcome to My Head" provides a Felliniesque vision of New York, laying out a surreal map of the album's visions.
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Fleetwood Mac. Albert Collins. The Isley Brothers. Johnny "Guitar" Watson. How to Order. International Shipping. There's so much tragedy present, so many skullduggeries afoot, and so many cruel and vindictive characters in attendance that a sad and heartbreaking ending seems to be an obvious given in Paul Reni's silent film, The Man Who Laughs. The Grahams' sweet-sounding "Don't Give Your Heart Away" is rooted in struggle, inspired by the couples' complicated journey leading up to their daughter's birth.
All rights reserved. It was a victory just to be there. And I felt it that night, in spades. You can see it on the screen and you can hear it in the speakers.
For that night, we were one. For that one night, we were brothers.Enjoy millions of the latest Android apps, games, music, movies, TV, books, magazines & more. Anytime, anywhere, across your devices.