Monday, 7 December 2009

Bill Withers "Live At Carnegie Hall"

Bill Withers

"Live At Carnegie Hall"
( 2xLP Sussex Records, 1973 )
Catalog # SXBS 7025-2

A1 Use Me 8:30
A2 Friend Of Mine 4:26
A3 Ain't No Sunshine 2:25
A4 Grandma's Hands (With Rap) 5:08
B1 World Keeps Going Around 5:08
B2 Let Me In Your Life (With Rap) 4:35
B3 Better Off Dead 3:36
B4 For My Friend 2:58
C1 I Can't Write Left Handed 6:52
C2 Lean On Me 5:47
C3 Lonely Town Lonely Street 3:54
C4 Hope She'll Be Happier 4:23
D1 Let Us Love 5:21
D2 Harlem/Cold Baloney 13:07

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By [Horns, Strings], Co-producer, Piano - Ray Jackson
Arranged By [Horns], Other [Liner Notes], Producer, Written-by - Bill Withers
Artwork By [Album Design] - Michael Mendel, Maurer Productions
Artwork By [Back Cover Illustration] - Barron Storey
Bass, Co-producer - Melvin Dunlap
Co-producer, Drums - James Gadson
Co-producer, Guitar - Bernorce Blackman
Engineer [Assistant] - Gary Ladinsky
Engineer [Mix, Recording] - Phil Schier
Other [Packaging] - Milton Sincoff
Percussion - Bobbye Hall
Photography [Front Cover] - Howard L. Bingham
Photography [Inside] - Bob Gruen , Joe Harris

Distributed by Buddah Records.
Cover spine: 0798 Sussex Records.
Also on Ampex 8-Track and Cassette Stereo Tapes.
1973 Sussex Records, Inc., a subsidiary of Viewlex, Inc.
1973 Sussex Records, Inc. -- All rights reserved.
Recorded live at Carnegie Hall in connection with The Record Plant.
Remixed at The Record Plant, 8456 W. 3rd St. (Los Angeles).
Published by Interior Music, Corp. (BMI)

A wonderful live album that capitalizes on Withers' trademark melancholy soul sound while expanding the music to fit the room granted by a live show. Lovely versions of "Grandma's Hands" and "Lean on Me" are balanced by heartfelt downbeat numbers like "Better Off Dead" and "I Can't Write Left-Handed," the latter being an anti-war song with a chilling message. The set finishes off with the lengthy "Harlem/Cold Baloney," with lots of audience-pleased call-and-response going on. One of the best live releases from the '70s.
By Steven McDonald (AMG)

By Celo

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