Live From High Fidelity: The Best Of The Podcast Performances
Release date: April 19, 2014
Previously unissued performances by Jon Auer (The Posies/Big Star), Rhett Miller (Old 97′s), Sam Phillips, and spoken word selections by Van Dyke Parks! Pressed on translucent green vinyl!
The Live From High Fidelity podcast started out when two overly chatty vinyl obsessives (former A&R man and current music publisher Tom DeSavia and musician/arranger Eric Gorfain) were spurred on by their mutual friend, singer Sam Phillips, to record themselves talking about their recent finds, wish lists, and more. They decided to record the shows live in L.A.’s High Fidelity Records. Friends and musicians began to stop by. After a few shows, musical performances from those guests were added to the festivities—with Gorfain accompanying on violin. (Outside of the podcast, Gorfain has played with everyone from Jimmy Page and Robert Plant to Foo Fighters, Kelly Clarkson, Ray Charles, and many more!) Suddenly, there was a following.
While the popular podcasts are available in their entirety for free download via iTunes, the musical segments have never been available separately. Until now.
Live From High Fidelity: The Best Of The Podcast Performances features 14 live performances from 9 guests. As is fitting for a podcast that celebrates records, this release will be on translucent green vinyl.
Included in the set are two songs each from Rhett Miller (Old 97’s) and Jon Auer (Posies/Big Star). Grant-Lee Phillips, Matt Nathanson, Sam Phillips, Spain, and Gorfain’s ensemble, The Section Quartet, all contribute a track. Comedian and actor Paul F. Tompkins chimes in as well, and the LP sides are bookended by spoken word pieces from Van Dyke Parks! The release features photos from the podcasts and liner notes from the hosts.
One-of-a-kind performances from a one-of-a-kind show, Live From High Fidelity: The Best Of The Podcast Performances puts the music where it belongs—on your turntable!
“Wonderful To Be In A Record Store”– Van Dyke Parks See America– Grant-Lee Phillips Broken Circle– Rhett Miller Thirteen– Jon Auer Kinks Shirt– Matt Nathonson One Kind Favor– Paul F. Tompkins “Side A & Side B”– Van Dyke Parks “Way Ahead Of The Curve”– Van Dyke Parks Untitled #1– Josh Haden & Matt Hahall of the band Spain Six Feet Under– Jon Auer Question– Rhett Miller Can’t See Straight– Sam Phillips Juicebox– The Section Quartet “I Knew It Would End Like This”– Van Dyke Parks