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Editors’ Notes

This stirring live performance in front of an attentive Santa Monica audience at Apogee Studios for KCRW was originally appended to the deluxe edition of Nick Cave’s excellent 2013 album Push the Sky Away. Such a performance, however, deserves its own spotlight, and this standalone release should bring it the attention it deserves. Cave’s a blistering performer who can channel a voodoo priest bringing the Southern Gothic to your town, but on Live from KCRW he works with restraint. His singing has improved remarkably over the years; where his crooning was once tonally suspect, it's now confident and dead-on, such that “Far from Me” and the landmark “The Mercy Seat” are both delivered with a sensitivity that’s chilling. Warren Ellis’ violin is often the special sauce that brings the sound into the next dimension, but it certainly helps that Cave is touring his best album in a few years.

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Great Performance!

Great performance by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. Beautiful songs, beautiful music. It's great! :)

Beautiful

This album is hauntingly beautiful. It is bare bones Nick Cave, with a clear and plaintive yearning that is so crisp it almost cuts. It feels like a cold clear winter morning. One of my favorite Nick Cave albums from the recent past.

Freaking great enough said.

Buy it if like NCATBS!,,,,

Biography

Genre: Rock

After the Birthday Party called it quits in 1983, singer/songwriter Nick Cave assembled the Bad Seeds, a post-punk supergroup featuring former Birthday Party guitarist Mick Harvey on drums, ex-Magazine bassist Barry Adamson, and Einsturzende Neubauten's guitarist Blixa Bargeld. With the Bad Seeds, Cave continued to explore his obsessions with religion, death, love, America, and violence with a bizarre hybrid of blues, gospel, rock, and arty post-punk -- although in a more subdued fashion than his...
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