Live Seeds

Live Seeds is the first official live album by Australian post-punk band, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. The album was recorded live from 1992 to 1993, at various concerts throughout Europe and Australia, at the touring stage promoting their previous studio album, Henry's Dream. Nick Cave wanted to give the songs a raw feeling as originally intended before production problems occurred. Live Seeds includes a not previously studio-recorded track, "Plain Gold Ring", which is a cover of a song performed by Nina Simone.

Live Seeds
Liveseeds
Live album by
Released28 September 1993
Recorded1992–1993
Australia, Europe
GenrePost-punk
Length60:35
LabelMute
ProducerNick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds chronology
Henry's Dream
(1992)
Live Seeds
(1993)
Let Love In
(1994)

Background

Live Seeds was a live album recorded from 1992 to 1993 by Australian post-punk band, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at various concerts throughout Europe and Australia. The band had formed in 1983 with a line-up including Nick Cave on lead vocals, Mick Harvey (initially on drums) on guitar, Blixa Bargeld on guitar and Barry Adamson on bass guitar.[1] Soon after the release and subsequent tour for 1988's Tender Prey, Cave began experimenting with piano-driven ballads, resulting in 1990's The Good Son. Seeped in sorrow and longing, the comparatively refined and understated album was well-received critically and commercially, yielding the singles "The Weeping Song" and "The Ship Song".[2]

In 1990 two Australian musicians joined, Martyn Casey (The Triffids) on bass guitar – replacing Adamson – and Conway Savage on keyboards. Their next album, 1992's Henry's Dream, marked a step back to harder rock, utilising producer David Briggs (Neil Young). The album's tour is documented on Live Seeds and showcases the new group's aggressive yet accomplished sound. The live album was produced by the band. Sound engineer and mixer Tony Cohen said that the lead vocals were overdubbed 'live' in the studio in Melbourne before the album was mixed.[3] In mid-1993, Cave relocated to London where Henry's Dream's follow-up studio album, Let Love In, was recorded and released in 1994.[1]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]
Q4/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[6]

Allmusic's Ned Raggett review of Live Seeds noted that "some fans consider many of the songs on [this album] to be superior to their studio equivalent – a testament to its overall quality".[4] He felt that "[f]ew cuts differ drastically from the more familiar album versions, but generally everything is crisper, at times much more brusque, perhaps exchanging texture for force".[4]

Track listing

All tracks written by Nick Cave, except where indicated.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The Mercy Seat"Cave, Mick Harvey[7]4:43
2."Deanna" 4:42
3."The Ship Song" 4:18
4."Papa Won't Leave You, Henry" 6:28
5."Plain Gold Ring"George Stone (Earl Burroughs)5:03
6."John Finn's Wife" 5:43
7."Tupelo"Cave, Barry Adamson, Harvey6:05
8."Brother, My Cup Is Empty" 3:13
9."The Weeping Song" 3:59
10."Jack the Ripper" 3:49
11."The Good Son" 4:27
12."From Her to Eternity"Cave, Anita Lane, Adamson, Blixa Bargeld, Hugo Race, Harvey4:53
13."New Morning" 3:22

Personnel

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Additional musicians
Production details
  • Producer – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
  • Mixer – Bad Seeds, Tony Cohen
  • Studios – mixed at Atlantic Studios, Melbourne, Australia in January–February 1993
Art work
  • Layout design – Slim Smith
  • Photography – Ute Klaphake, Peter Milne

References

  1. ^ a b McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Headband'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 3 August 2004. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  2. ^ Bliss, Abi (9 April 2010). "Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Good Son (remastered)". Drowned in Sound (Silentway Ltd., Sean Adams). Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  3. ^ Blair, Dale, Life in a Padded Cell: A Biography of Tony Cohen, 2017, p118. [1]
  4. ^ a b c Raggett, Ned. "Live Seeds – Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  5. ^ "Live Seeds Soundtrack CD Album". CD Universe. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  6. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (2004). "Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds". The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (Completely revised and updated 4th ed.). New York: Fireside. p. 151.
  7. ^ "'The Mercy Seat' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 18 March 2012. Note: To search for other titles click on Search again and enter track name.
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The Mercy Seat (song)

"The Mercy Seat" is a song written by Nick Cave (lyrics and music) and Mick Harvey (music), originally performed by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on the 1988 album Tender Prey. The song has been covered by others, including Johnny Cash, Camille O'Sullivan and Unter Null. Rolling Stone editor Toby Creswell lists it as one of the 1001 greatest songs.

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