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Live on Letterman: Music from the Late Show
     

Live on Letterman: Music from the Late Show

 
David Letterman's The Late Show always had a long tradition of excellent musical performances -- indeed, it's one of the few places on American network television where live music thrives -- so the question that surrounds the 1997 release of Live on Letterman: Music from the Late Show isn't why, but why did it take so

Overview

David Letterman's The Late Show always had a long tradition of excellent musical performances -- indeed, it's one of the few places on American network television where live music thrives -- so the question that surrounds the 1997 release of Live on Letterman: Music from the Late Show isn't why, but why did it take so long? There have been enough remarkable performances to fill several CDs, so hopefully this disc is the first in a series, but even if it isn't, there's plenty of great music on this 14-track album to make it satisfying. Not everything here will suit the tastes of every listener, but there are a number of wonderful moments, whether it's one-off duets from Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach ("God Give Me Strength"), Lyle Lovett and Al Green ("Funny How Time Slips Away") Jerry Garcia and David Grisman ("Friend of the Devil"), Jewel and Flea ("You Were Meant for Me") and Van Morrison, Sinéad O'Connor and the Chieftains ("Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?") or dynamic performances from R.E.M. ("Crush with Eyeliner"), Sheryl Crow ("Strong Enough"), Lenny Kravitz ("Are You Gonna Go My Way"), Rod Stewart ("Reason to Believe") and Patti Smith ("Who Do You Love"). The end result is one of the few soundtracks that is more than a memento.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/1997
Label:
Reprise / Wea
UPC:
0093624682721
catalogNumber:
46827

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Derek Bell   Harp
Chieftains   Track Performer
Matt Molloy   Flute
Elvis Costello   Vocals,Track Performer
Aretha Franklin   Vocals,Track Performer
Jerry Garcia   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Green   Vocals,Track Performer
Lenny Kravitz   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Lyle Lovett   Vocals,Track Performer
Lou Reed   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Rod Stewart   Vocals,Track Performer
Bernie Worrell   Clavinet,Melodica
Lew Soloff   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Cindy Blackman   Drums
Jeff Golub   Guitar
Burt Bacharach   Piano,Conductor,Track Performer
Dave Matthews   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Jewel   Vocals,Track Performer
Paul Shaffer   Organ,Harmonium,Keyboards
Sheryl Crow   Accordion,Vocals,Track Performer
Seán Keane   Fiddle
Paula Cole   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Tawatha Agee   Background Vocals
Abe Appleman   Violin
Elena Barere   Violin,Concert Master
Kevin Barry   Guitar
Liam Bradley   Drums
Peter Buck   Guitar
Crispin Cioe   Alto Saxophone
Greg Cohen   Bass
Jennifer Condos   Bass
Kevin Conneff   Bodhran
Jim Cregan   Guitar
John Daley   Bass
Jay Dee Daugherty   Drums,Background Vocals
Mary Helen Ewing   Viola
Martin Fay   Fiddle
Anton Fig   Drums,Tambourine
Barry Finclair   Violin
Flea   Bass,Track Performer
Danny Frankel   Drums
Lawrence Fratangelo   Percussion
Crystal Garner   Viola
David Grisman   Mandolin,Track Performer
Lani Groves   Background Vocals
Lenny Kaye   Guitar,Background Vocals
Ann Leathers   Violin
Will Lee   Bass,Percussion,Background Vocals
Foggy Little   Guitar
Richard Locker   Cello
Paddy Moloney   uillean pipes,tin whistle
Sid McGinnis   Guitar,Mandolin
Mike Mills   Bass,Background Vocals
Cindy Mizelle   Background Vocals
Van Morrison   Vocals,Track Performer
Sinéad O'Connor   Vocals,Track Performer
Horace Ott   Conductor
David Palmer   Drums
Sandra Park   Violin
Paul Peabody   Violin
R.E.M.   Track Performer
Mike Rathke   Guitar
Carmine Rojas   Bass
Craig Ross   Guitar
Nicky Scott   Bass
Laura Seaton   Violin
Patti Smith   Vocals,Track Performer
Richard Sortomme   Violin
Michael Stipe   Vocals
Byron Stripling   Flugelhorn
Marti Sweet   Violin
Frank Vilardi   Drums
Ellen Westerman   Cello
Fred White   Background Vocals
Don Teschner   Violin
Carter Beauford   Drums
Jay Bellerose   Drums
Stefan Lessard   Bass
LeRoi Moore   Saxophone
Boyd Tinsley   Violin
Todd Wolfe   Pedal Steel Guitar
Bill Berry   Drums,Background Vocals
Robbie Condor   Electric Piano
Nathan December   Guitar
Bruce Kapler   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Carol Webb-Sortomme   Violin
Oliver Ray   Guitar
Felicia Collins   Guitar
Darryl Houston   Piano
Anthony Shananhan   Bass,Background Vocals
Wilbur Bascomb   Bass
Scott Bryan   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
William Moore   Background Vocals
Teddy Richards   Guitar

Technical Credits

Tim Hardin   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Arranger
Paul Shaffer   Director
Michael Delugg   Engineer
Harvey Goldberg   Engineer
Bill Bentley   Producer
Ted White   Composer
Sheila Rogers   Producer

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