Live At The Warfield 1997
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Title: Live at the Warfield 1997
Label: Run Out Groove
Pre order opens: 7/5/17
Pre order closes: 8/3/17
Release date: 10/27/17
Units per set: 2
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- Includes unreleased recordings found in our vault from an incredible live performance at the Warfield in San Francisco, CA, during the band’s “Like Swimming” tour in 1997
- Audio sourced from the original masters with lacquers cut at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis. Due to Mark’s insistence, this music was expertly recorded showcasing amazing room ambience and dynamics.
- Co-produced by saxophonist, Dana Colley, who wrote the liner notes and provided never before seen photographs used on the package.
- Package to include never before seen original watercolor drawings by Mark Sandman used on the inside gatefold panel and on the center vinyl labels
- Each 2LP set will be individually numbered and strictly limited based on pre-orders
- 180g black vinyl 2LP set will be pressed at Record Industry and come in a gatefold tip-on sleeve
ULTIMATE MORPHINE FAN CONTEST:
We want fans to share their favorite Morphine memory of the Like Swimming album or tour, -a memory about a favorite song, the first time you heard the album or when you saw Morphine live in concert are just a few suggestions. Head on over to our Facebook page @RunOutGrooveLPs starting Thursday 7/6 12PM EST and post your favorite “Like Swimming” memory in 100 words or less in the comments on the Ultimate Morphine Fan Contest post. The 5 most original and entertaining fan memories related to “Like Swimming” will be selected and printed on a special insert to be included in all copies of the limited and numbered Live At Warfield 1997 LP package. Contest ends 7/21 and winning entries will be contacted via Facebook messaging on 7/24, winners to be announced on 7/31. Click here for official contest rules and regulations.
Easily one of the most original and unique rock bands to burst onto the alternative scene in the 1990s, Morphine was formed by vocalist/bassist Mark Sandman, saxophonist Dana Colley and drummer Jerome Deupree (later replaced by Billy Conway by the second album) in Cambridge, Mass in 1989. They expertly combined blues, jazz and rock elements into a very distinct style, anchored by Sandman’s deep, crooning, beat-style vocals. Rather than having an electric guitar as the focal point like most rock bands, the trio’s sound was built around Sandman’s two-string electric bass (often deployed with a slide) and Colley’s growling, baritone sax which they dubbed as “low-rock.” The band enjoyed critical acclaim but saw mixed results commercially. In the States, they were embraced on public and college radio and MTV’s 120 Minutes but received little to no support from commercial rock radio or other music TV programming. They did enjoy much higher profile success overseas, especially in Belgium, Portugal, France and Australia where they were featured on music television programming frequently and filled much larger venues. After five studio albums and extensive touring, Morphine disbanded after Mark tragically died of a heart attack performing on stage at the Giardini del Principe in Palestrina, Italy in 1997. Surviving members have soldiered on in various incarnations, the most recent being the Vapors of Morphine that will be on tour through the summer of 2017. Morphine was an incredibly dynamic and highly improvisational band in concert, yet released only one other live full length album in their career. This special and limited Run Out Groove discovery will right the ship by shedding light on a fantastic live rock n’ roll document that has gone unheard for 20 years!
2 I’m Free Now
3 The Other Side
4 Mona’s Sister
5 Empty Box
6 Early to Bed
2 Super Sex
3 Swing It Low
1 Honey White
2 Cure For Pain
3 French Fries with Pepper
4 Wishing Well
3 You Look Like Rain