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V/A - T Bone Burnett Presents The Speaking Clock Revue

Live From The Beacon Theatre

(Participant Music 826663-12590) 2011


The Speaking Clock Revue
Rear Cover Booklet picture

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This live album was recorded 20th October 2010 at the Beacon Theatre in New York, and was one of three 'Speaking Clock Review Concerts' held in support of the Participant Foundation.[1] The foundation aims to support music and arts education in US public schools, and the concerts were conceived by T. Bone Burnett after he'd seen the 'Waiting For Superman' documentary, about the state of public education in the 'states. Elvis Costello named the event 'The Speaking Clock Revue' because "It's about time"...

Most of the CD is rock / pop, with a couple of exceptions. I was quite suprised by The Punch Brothers, who I'd normally not touch with a bargepole... Their Rye Whiskey, is pretty decent and sounds somewhat similar to The Earl Brothers...

Ralph performs Lift Him Up That's All, with James Alan Shelton on guitar and Dennis Crouch on bass. At the time of the concert, the song had just been recorded for Ralph's A Mother's Prayer CD.

There are also some clips on youtube from the concerts, with Ralph performing Man Of Constant Sorrow and Girl From The Greenbriar Shore.

Track:
Title:
CD:
(45:04)
1
Jimmie Standing In The Rain
- Elvis Costello

Costello
2
Midnight Rider
- Greg Allman

Allman / Payne
3
Hold On, Hold On
- Neko Case

Case / The Sadies
4
Rye Whisky
- The Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers
5
Wonderful (The Way I Feel)
- Yim Yames

Yames
6
The Truth Is In The Dirt
- Karen Elson

Elson
7
The One I Love Is Gone
- The Secret Sisters

Monroe
8
Troubled Land
- John Mellencamp

Mellencamp
9
Lift Him Up That's All
- Ralph Stanley

Washington Phillips
10
Fallin' & Flyin'
- Jeff Bridges

Bruton / Nicholson
11
Monkey Suit
- Elton John & Leon Russell

John / Taupin

 


Go To Top Of Page [1] The other two concerts were: Wang Centre, Boston Ma, 16th Oct 2010, and Bridge School Benefit, Mountain View Ca, 24th Oct 2010. http://www.elviscostello.info/wiki/index.php/The_Speaking_Clock_Revue