June 18, 2006

The Decemberists, Richard’s on Richards, Vancouver, CBCRadio 3 Concert, 11 February 2004

Posted in bootleg, mp3, radio session at 9:09 am by rgsc

I am busy (well, I'm supposed to be busy but mostly I'm procrastinating) writing a paper on art forgery and I figured that the most appropriate soundtrack would be one consisting of songs filled with rakes, rogues and rapscallions and spies, soldiers, and saboteurs. And who could provide the ballads and hymns required? Why, The Decemberists of course!

So here they are, from a pre-"Picaresque" performance in Vancouver. It was recorded by those beneficent gentlemen and affable ladies at CBCRadio3. The full performance seems to have been removed from the site but an article and several of the songs can still be found in the CBC3 Magazine archive.

Until next week, I bid you adieu.

The Decemberists, Richard's on Richards, Vancouver, CBCRadio 3 Concert, 11 February 2004

1) Shanty for Arethusa.mp3 (5.24 MB)
2) Billy Liar.mp3 (3.98 MB)
3) Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect.mp3 (4.06 MB)
4) Walkmen tour talk.mp3 (0.7 MB)
5) The Engine Driver.mp3 (3.91 MB)
6) Leslie Anne Levine.mp3 (3.79 MB)
7) being recorded talk.mp3 (0.5 MB)
8) The Soldiering Life.mp3 (3.57 MB)
9) The Chimbley Sweep.mp3 (4.37 MB)
10) Los Angeles, I'm Yours.mp3 (3.92 MB)
11) The Legionnaires Lament.mp3 (4.16 MB)
12) A Cautionary Song.mp3 (3.45 MB)

If that doesn't fulfill all your live Decemberists needs, you can still find my recording of a recent Toronto concert here (the full set is on rapidshare).

Looking for CDs? Of course you are. You need not look any further than HERE. Also recommeneded is the official "Bad Ass Seafarer" t-shirt, because, honestly, who can resist a mermaid (let alone two)?


  1. stephen earle said,

    Hey to all you good people at cbc radio. keep up the good work.
    I am a guitar player in Etobicoke and I love music. The Canadian music scene is very potent right now. Please let me know about up and coming artist, or local musicians looking for a guitar player.

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