Knitting Factory Records

Gary Lucas - The Essential Gary Lucas (2XCD)

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Release Date: 1/29/2021

36 tracks spanning 40 years of groundbreaking and provocative music, released through NYC's legendary Knitting Factory Records.

The first CD is devoted to songs recorded with Lucas' psychedelic jazz-rock band Gods and Monsters, and the second CD is devoted to solo works, rarities and collaborations.

Drawing on a wealth of material including rare and never-before released tracks, the double album offers ample evidence of Gary's trailblazing and unique career, going back to his earliest appearances on record and stage with Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) in the early 80's, to his groundbreaking work with the amazing Jeff Buckley (Gary co-wrote and played on Jeff's anthems 'Grace' and 'Mojo Pin'), through his extensive cross-genre legacy of 30-plus albums.

Special guests include Jeff Buckley, Alan Vega (Suicide), David Johansen (NY Dolls), Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads), Ernie Brooks (Modern Lovers), Billy Ficca (Television), Nona Hendryx (Labelle), Chinese star Feifei Yang, French diva Elli Medeiros, avant-legend Mary Margaret O'Hara, Cuba's #1 dance band Los Van Van, UK dub-master Adrian Sherwood, singer Rolo McGinty (The Woodentops) and others.

Track List

Disc 1
1 Fata Morgana
2 Evangeline
3 Coming Clean
4 Chime On
5 Climb the Highest Mountain
6 Let’s Go Swimming 
7 Swamp T’ing
8 One Man’s Meat 
9 Poison Tree 
10 Follow
11 Skin the Rabbit
12 Grace (Studio Demo)
13 Lady of Shalott 
14 Skin Diving
15 After Strange Gods 
16 Whip Named Lash 
17 King Strong 

Disc 2
1 All Along the Watchtower
2 The Wall
3 The Moon Represents My Heart 
4 Out From Under
5 Her Eyes Are a Blue Million Miles 
6 Flavor Bud Living 
7 Evening Bell 
8 Bra Joe From Kilimanjaro 
9 Fool’s Cap 
10 Janacek’s ""On An Overgrown Path” No. 15 Allegro
11 Two Roads
12 Will ‘O the Wisp   
13 Rishte 
14 Life Kills 
15 Story Without Words
16 Music for “The Golem” (Main Title / Rabbi Loew Consults the Stars / The Decree )
17 Dream of a Russian Princess 
18 Guanguanco 
19 “Largo” from Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)

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