Showcase: The Civil Wars Unplugged & A Place At The Table with T Bone Burnett

Hello Civil Warriors,

(Source: VH1 via iTunes)
(Source: VH1 via iTunes)

The Civil Wars released Unplugged on VH1 back on January 15, 2013. I didn’t had the chance to hear it because it was not immediately available on Canada. Now it is, same as the US,  exclusively available on iTunes. It was recorded on the spring of 2012 during a VH1 Unplugged set, with John Paul White and the very pregnant Joy Williams. The album contains 7 song tracks and the 7 video performances. You also get the popular covers of Portishead’s Sour Times and Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean in the Civil Wars’ signature style. You can read the original story on VH1. The album is available on iTunes.

(Source: Sensibility music LLC via iTunes)
(Source: Sensibility music LLC via iTunes)

On a different note, JP and Joy have once again joined T Bone Burnett to create the album A Place At The Table (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) for the movie of the same name. Upfront, I must let you know that the album is mostly instrumental. There are only two songs where you get to hear the Wars, Long Time Coming and Finding North. The rest of the album is exactly what you’d expect from a soundtrack, great but mellow musical arrangements for the background for a film. There’s a review at American Songwriters. You can find the album on iTunes.

For a sample, here’s Long Time Coming on YouTube:

Watch on YouTube

Both are a must for any fans of JP and Joy of course. Hopefully this means there’s still hope for a reunification and a new tour. As one of the lucky ones that managed to catch them live, with the honor of them performing in my own city, I’m hoping and waiting for the day I can catch them on stage again.


(Photo: Taylor Swift)
(Photo: Taylor Swift)

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • March 9: Taylor Swift’s recorded performance for Let’s Dance For Comic Relief airs on the BBC One.
  • March 13: The RED Tour
  • March 13 and 14: The Red Tour starts at CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.
  • March 18: Amos Heller‘s Birthday.
  • March 18 and 19: The Red Tour at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. On sale now. More information on Ticketmaster.

(Sources: VH1iTunes (1)iTunes (2)American Songwriters)