Little Feat Waiting For Columbus Numbered Limited Edition 180g 2LP
Featured in Michael Fremer's Heavy Rotation in the March 2011 Issue of Stereophile!
Numbered, Limited Edition! Half-Speed Mastered From Original Master Tapes!
Let Little Feat Boogie Your Speakers Away!
Limited-Edition 2-LP Set Features Unrivaled Sound: Bass Guitar that Will Rattle Your Windows, the Explosive Sound of the Tower of Power Horn Section, Razor-Edged Guitars Through Tube Amps and a Drum Sound as Dynamic as Anything You’ve Ever Heard!
August 1977 Concert Set Among the Best Live Albums Ever Recorded: Lowell George and Little Feat's Magnum Opus. It’s Like Sitting 12 Rows Back, Dead Center, In a Perfect Hall: Tell The Neighbors To Go Out For a Couple of Hours and Crank This One Up!
When you think about great live albums, several immediately come to mind. The
Who’s Live at Leeds. James Brown’s Live at the Apollo. The Allman Brothers
Band’s Live at Fillmore East. Kiss’ Alive! Nirvana’s Unplugged. And, while it is
sometimes unjustifiably forgotten, Little Feat’s Waiting for Columbus. The last
essential album the rootsy California band made, it stands as the group’s peak
accomplishment - a staggering confluence of energetic performances, skilled
improvisations, and thematic expansion.
Joined onstage by the Tower of Power horn section, Little Feat accentuates and
remakes familiar arrangements, using the stage as a laboratory for unbridled
creativity, New Orleans-spiced fun, and spontaneous interaction. Bursting with
enthusiasm and excitement, Waiting for Columbus is truly a live album for the
ages—and one of a certain distinctive era.
Amazingly, the set came together under less-than-ideal conditions. In the months
leading up to the seven 1977 Washington D.C. and London concerts that were taped
for the record, leader Lowell George had removed himself from the band’s
affairs. The chemistry was fractured, but the shows functioned as a molding
agent. And did Little Feat ever respond. With every member of the sextet playing
like their life depended on it, and a guest appearance by ex-Rolling Stone Mick
Taylor, this is a must-have set.
Mobile Fidelity is proud to present Waiting for Columbus on audiophile vinyl in
the finest possible sound so that you can get a clear sense of the virtuosic
musical interplay. And yes, it beats the first MoFi version released decades
ago. Strictly limited, this numbered edition will, like all good things, not
last forever. Here’s your chance to own all four essential Little Feat titles—1971’s
(MFSL 1-299), 1972's organic rock jamabalaya Sailin' Shoes
(MFSL 1-307), and 1973's funky Dixie Chicken (MFSL 1-320)—as well as this seminal live set in the very best fidelity possible.
Talk about a collection builder.
Also available as Mobile Fidelity Limited Edition 24K Gold 2CD
"The abundance of great music, the culture of drugs, and the politics of
Richard Nixon, which had everyone polarized and created more of a sense of
community, all contributed to this incredible feeling that somehow we were on a
collective journey. Waiting for Columbus is one of the last parts of that
journey, and among the last vestiges of that scene." –Little Feat
keyboardist Bill Payne, as told to Bud Scoppa
• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 1/2 Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes!
• Specially Plated and Pressed on 180 Grams of High Definition Vinyl
• Heavy Duty Protective Packaging
• Double LP
• Special Static Free/Dust Free Inner Sleeves
1. Join The Band
2. Fat Man in the Bathtub
3. All That You Dream
4. Oh Atlanta
5. Old Folks' Boogie
6. Time Love a Hero
7. Day or Night
8. Mercenary Territory
9. Spanish Moon
1. Dixie Chicken
2. Tripe Face Boogie
3. Rocket in My Pocket
5. Don't Bogart That Joint
6. A Apolitical Blues
7. Sailin' Shoes
8. Feats Don't Fail Me Now