Enter The Wormhole #2 (Laurie Live)

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  • 1
    zico
    June 5, 2011 - 07:12 | Permalink

    I’m just listening to this. A very good but not so great album. I prefer his Butterfield excursions. But this is surely something to to be passed by…..

  • 2
    Uncle_Squinky
    July 9, 2014 - 06:38 | Permalink

    Link for part 3 is kaputt once more.

    • 3
      Willard
      July 9, 2014 - 09:55 | Permalink

      New link up, thanks.

  • 4
    perrinyone
    August 8, 2014 - 19:21 | Permalink

    Oh my gosh, Willard!!!! Thank you for sharing this!!!!

    I was only 12 years old, but I vividly remember my Uncle coming home raving about this show he’d seen the night before. He told me he was going back that night to see the rest of it (as it ran over the course of two nights). It wasn’t too long after that he got “Big Science” and I was totally hooked.

    I have always wondered what the show itself was like, because he was so effusive. He told me she spoke, danced, played the violin, told jokes, sang, showed visuals…….I’m listening to it right now, I’m getting chills!

    Strangely, though I loved Big Science, and loved Mister Heartbreak….I never got into (or bought) any of her subsequent work, almost feeling guilty about it! I love that she ended up with Lou!

    Anyways, thanks for letting me reminisce, but mostly thanks for posting these historic performances!

    PS: People, it’s not an “album”, it’s a recording of a four-hour performance art piece, spread out over the course of two nights. It should be judged on those merits, not as an album (for which you should directly proceed to “Big Science” and “Mister Heartbreak”, both fantastic “albums”)

  • 5
    NYC Wilson
    August 27, 2014 - 12:27 | Permalink

    I was a convert from the first time I heard O Superman on college radio. My friends and I played Mr. Heartbreak over and over, and I got to meet Laurie backstage at the Beacon Theater for that album’s tour. Somewhat shy and self-effacing Laurie was struck by lightning bolt/heart tattoo my friend (the Beacon’s stage manager) was sporting – it was nearly identical to one of the key images on the album.
    The onstage presentation was mesmerizing, and I’ve gone on to see her live since then.

    Thanks so much for making this brilliant piece’s audio available, Willard! I’m gonna check out the video versions on YouTube to get the “full” experience.

    • 6
      Willard
      August 27, 2014 - 13:50 | Permalink

      Cool, thanks for sharing that.

  • 7
    Paul
    November 17, 2014 - 19:20 | Permalink

    Saw this in Brooklyn back in the day…what a treasure.

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