Continuing the trend of big rock acts for the superbowl half time performance this time round it is The Who on 7th February 2010, sadly no news of additional dates or new material to go with the performance....
As you may have seen I am a huge fan of David Byrne and Brian Eno's album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today......his follow up album is scheduled for release in February and sounds very strange indeed. A collaboration with Fatboy Slim it is a collection of songs about Imelda Marcos!!
Here is the tracklist and as you can see a stunning list of vocalists on the project:
1. HERE LIES LOVE Vocal by Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine)
2. EVERY DROP OF RAIN Vocals by Candie Payne & St. Vincent
3. YOU’LL BE TAKEN CARE OF Vocal by Tori Amos
4. THE ROSE OF TACLOBAN Vocal by Martha Wainwright
5. HOW ARE YOU? Vocal by Nellie McKay
6. A PERFECT HAND Vocal by Steve Earle
7. ELEVEN DAYS Vocal by Cyndi Lauper
8. WHEN SHE PASSED BY Vocal by Allison Moorer
9. WALK LIKE A WOMAN Vocal by Charmaine Clamor
10. DON’T YOU AGREE? Vocal by Róisín Murphy
11. PRETTY FACE Vocal by Camille
12. LADIES IN BLUE Vocal by Theresa Andersson
1. DANCING TOGETHER Vocal by Sharon Jones
2. MEN WILL DO ANYTHING Vocal by Alice Russell
3. THE WHOLE MAN Vocal by Kate Pierson
4. NEVER SO BIG Vocal by Sia
5. PLEASE DON’T Vocal by Santigold
6. AMERICAN TROGLODYTE Vocal by David Byrne
7. SOLANO AVENUE Vocal by Nicole Atkins
8. ORDER 1081 Vocal by Natalie Merchant
9. SEVEN YEARS Vocals by David Byrne & Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond)
10. WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME? Vocals by Cyndi Lauper & Tori Amos
Almost out of gigs for 2009 and this was one of the good ones. Steve Earle was resplendant with large beard and nice shiny new teeth! The performance was excellent, solo acoustic, over 2 hours and a great set list mixing the material from Townes with his back catalogue.
Hope Michael does not mind me nicking his photo - as you can see we had great seats!