Following hot-on-the-heels of their blistering performance at The Polaris Music Prize Gala, The Sadies are set to release an exclusive seven-track session for iTunes Canada. The Sadies iTunes Live From Toronto will be available today (October 5th) and features friend and collaborator, The Band’s Garth Hudson, on a number of the session’s tracks.
As always, The Sadies’ relentless touring schedule will continue throughout the fall into 2011 (tour dates below).
The Sadies iTunes Live From Toronto features tracks from their latest album Darker Circles as well as their expansive back catalogue. The session includes Darker Circles‘ furious opener “Another Year Again“. The session version’s crescendo of driving bass, drums and slicing guitars along with Hudson’s organ create lightening in a bottle, an intensity that simply can’t be captured by a traditional studio recording. “Strange Birds” was originally written with Jon Langford (The Mekons) but features the band’s Dallas Good taking on lead vocal duties for this version. This track is not available on a previous release by The Sadies, and can only be found on the album The Sadies recorded with Langford called Mayors of the Moon. The original version of “Within A Stone” was highlighted by a haunting duet between Dallas Good and his mother Margaret Good. This iTunes version switches gears with brother Travis Good tackling the vocal solo.
The Sadies iTunes Live From Toronto is essential for fans of The Sadies and is the first recorded document of their exhilarating live show since the now legendary and expansive celebration of the band’s extended family that is In Concert Vol.1. However, this iTunes release will also appeal to those who haven’t had the privilege of seeing The Sadies live engine with its pedal to the floor.
Purchase The Sadies iTunes Live From Toronto here.
The Sadies iTunes Live From Toronto tracklisting:
1. Another Day Again
2. Strange Birds
3. Another Year Again
4. Within A Stone
6. A Good Flying Day
7. Tell Her What I Said
The Sadies Fall 2010 Tour Dates:
Thursday October 7 Montreal, QC Le Divan Orange - Coup De Grace Musical de Saint Prime
Friday October 8 Saint Prime, QC Le Vieux Couvent – Coup De Grace Musical de Saint Prime
Saturday October 9 Saint Prime, QC Le Vieux Couvent - Coup De Grace Musical de Saint Prime
Friday October 29 Omemee, ON Coronation Hall (presented by Bob Young)
Saturday October 30 Orono, ON Orono Arena
Friday November 19 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Saturday November 20 Northridge, CA California State University (with John Doe)
Tuesday November 30 London, UK The Relentless Garage
Friday December 3 Somerset, UK All Tomorrow’s Parties