Live At The Love Song

by Spain

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1.
I see The lie through the seal Lie through the seal Tonight Through the seal I’ll make the lie my own Mary won’t know This time White fields Of rain over me Rain over me In time White seas This claim distills me Mary won’t drink This wine
2.
I want to hold you But every time I try Something keeps you Out of reach I want to love you But every time I try Something keeps Love away And I can feel it So love me right now Though it won't last Girl don't make me try 'Cause I'll lose you forever Every time Every time But every time I try To put our love out Like a fire You keep me in your reach And every time I try To throw away my desire You hold me So close And I can feel it So love me right now Though it won't last Girl don't make me try 'Cause I'll lose you forever Every time Every time
3.
Blue is such a cold shelter Blue is such a cold shelter Blue is the color of the sky Blue is the color of her eyes Blue is the color of the mountains Blue is the color of the sea Blue is such a cold shelter Blue is such a cold shelter
4.
Walked away Released from all my crimes Walked away Released from all my crimes But I could never hide What I kept inside Walked away Released from all my sins Walked away Released from all my sins But the cruelest thing Was all my suffering When I held you that night I knew it felt so right I knew it felt so right Walked away Released from all my crimes Walked away Released from all my crimes But I could never hide What I kept inside
5.
Ray of light I never see Through the passing clouds Or through the trees When you left Into the pouring rain I knew I’d never See you again Ray of light Won’t shine through When love is through When love is through Late one night I heard you at my door But I pretended like I wasn’t home Please forgive Me for what I’ve done But you know I would’ve done it Like I did before Ray of light Won’t shine through What can I do What can I do Ray of light I never see Through the passing clouds Or through the trees When you left Into the pouring rain I knew I’d never See you again Ray of light Won’t shine through When love is through When love is through
6.
04:52
I don't want to fight your war tonight Put away all your guns and knives I am waiting Lorelei I don't want to see the streets tonight I am so weary and so tired I am waiting Lorelei Violence holds The scene below People act out their paces Go through their places Burn all the traces We alone Carry forth We are two so despite what you do Despite what you see Don't give up We're gonna be free Lorelei
7.
Jesus I don’t want to die alone Jesus, oh Jesus I don’t want to die alone My love wasn’t true Now all I have is you Jesus, oh Jesus I don’t want to die alone Jesus If you hear my last breath Don't leave me here Left to die a lonely death I know I have sinned But lord I’m suffering Jesus, oh Jesus If you hear my last breath Jesus I don’t want to die alone Jesus, oh Jesus I don’t want to die alone My love wasn’t true Now all I have is you Jesus, oh Jesus I don’t want to die alone All my troubles All my pain Will leave me once again

about

One beautiful April morning in 2016 Josh Haden, bassist, vocalist, and founding member of Los Angeles Indie Pop Slowcore Americana Free Jazz music collective Spain, woke up and thought to himself, “You know, I’d like to go on tour in L.A.”

Josh made some phone calls, and every Tuesday night, between May 2016 and March 2017, rain or shine, with the exception of the periods the band were on tour in Europe, Spain played in a little downtown L.A. speakeasy called The Love Song Bar. Part of the historic Regent Theater, built in 1924, the room oozes old school charm and classic Martinis.

“One of the things we started doing on tour in Europe was inviting guests to join us on stage. It was fun for us and I think the fans enjoyed it also. No two shows were alike. I took this idea and expanded it to our L.A. residency.” Over the course of the year the key unit of Spain (featuring Haden, lead guitarist Kenny Lyon, keyboardist & guitarist Shon Sullivan, and drummer Danny Frankel) were joined on stage by such groundbreaking musicians as multiple Grammy-nominated jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, Sun Ra drummer Craig Haynes, violinist and singer Petra Haden (Josh’s sister), Best Coast guitarist Bobb Bruno, Circle Jerks alumni multi-instrumentalist Zander Schloss, former Macy Gray saxophonist Matt DeMerritt, violinist extraordinaire Lili Haydn, and many more.

“When we were on tour in Europe I was recording all our shows with my portable recording device. I started doing that too with the Love Song shows. My friend, music producer and visual artist Nate Pottker started bringing his gear which enabled the recordings to have a much higher quality sound-wise. I began posting these recordings to the Spain music subscription page (spaintheband.bandcamp.com/subscribe), and our European record label Glitterhouse heard one of them and said, ‘We want to put that on vinyl!’”. (Haden’s Diamond Soul imprint is releasing the album on CD in North America).

“Nate and I went even further. I burrowed through all the recordings and picked what I thought best represented the Spain at the Love Song experience. Some of our greatest moments with Bill Frisell, Petra Haden, Bobb Bruno, and others are represented on this record. I didn’t want to put any effects on the tracks or try to make it sound like a studio album. I wanted the listener to feel what it’s like to come and hear Spain on any given Tuesday night at the Love Song.”

What’s Spain doing now? You can still see them at the Love Song in L.A., where they play the last Thursday night of every month. “Our Love Song residency is going into its first full year of shows!” remarks Josh. Spain are commencing work for their seventh full-length studio effort. “Our Love Song gig has really inspired me. Not only is it a lot of fun and a place to try out new songs, but it gives me ideas on how we should make the next record. It’s been a huge honor to play with all these great musicians. That sense of spontaneity and adventure is what I want to convey on our next studio album.”

Order the vinyl here: label.glitterhouse.com/releases.php?show=265

Spain plays every last Thursday of the month at the Love Song.

More about Spain: www.spaintheband.com
More about the Love Song: www.theregenttheater.com/the-love-song-bar/

credits

released June 29, 2017

Josh Haden - Bass, Vocals
Kenny Lyon - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Danny Frankel - Drums, Percussion
Shon Sullivan - Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar

with (in order of appearance):

Matthew DeMerritt - Saxophone
Ryan Qualls - Drums
Bobb Bruno - Guitar
Craig Haynes - Drums
Mike Bolger - Trumpet
Petra Haden - Violin, Vocals
Bill Frisell - Guitar
Zander Schloss - Bouzouki
Joe Baiza - Guitar
Natt Pottker - Percussion
Niko Solorio - Digital Guitar
Love Song Mystery Choir

Recording produced by Nate Pottker
Live sound engineered by Ryan Qualls

All songs written by Josh Haden
All songs published by Angel Heurtebise and administered by Diamond Soul (North America) and Mute Song (Rest of the World) except "From The Dust" and "I'm Still Free" published by Angel Heurtebise [administered by Diamond Soul (North America) and Mute Song (Rest of the World)], Athenor Industry, Matt Mayhall Songs, and Telharmonia Music.

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Spain Los Angeles, California

Founded in 1993 by Josh Haden, Spain is a band from Los Angeles, CA. They've released seven studio albums over the past 25 years, the first being 1995's Blue Moods Of Spain, available from Warner Bros., the most recent being 2018's [spain mandala brush], available from Dangerbird Records (North America) and Glitterhouse Records (Europe). ... more

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