Albert Collins & Clarence Gatemouth Brown “Live From Austin, TX” Performances To Be Issued On Vinyl February 8th, 2019


New West Records will release two separate archival performances from music legends Albert Collins and Clarence Gatemouth Brown as a part of its acclaimed Live From Austin, TX series on February 8th, 2019. Both live recordings were originally filmed for the legendary PBS television series Austin City Limits and will be issued on vinyl for the very first time as 180 gram double LPs housed in gatefold sleeves. The LPs have been remastered from original sources, feature liner notes from Austin City Limits producer Terry Lickona and are available for pre-order HERE. In addition to the vinyl releases, the recordings were also remastered in pristine HD digital audio.

From his liner notes to Albert Collins’ Live From Austin, TX, Terry Lickona states, “They called him the ‘Ice Man’ and ‘The Master of the Telecaster,’ but above all else, Albert Collins was a consummate Texas bluesman.” He continues, “‘Ice Man’ or not, Albert was on fire the night of his taping on October 28th, 1991. ‘You just can’t believe how long it took me to get on this show!’ he declared, and wasted no time proving why it was long overdue. His performance was a wild ride, and the ACL stage proved too small for his antics, so with his long guitar chord in tow he took off into the audience during his ten-minute-plus finale of ‘Frosty.’ He was first and foremost an entertainer, but nonetheless belongs up front in the pantheon of great blues guitarists.”

The last of his four legendary performances on Austin City Limits, Clarence Gatemouth Brown’s Live From Austin, TX was recorded on February 6th, 1996. From his liner notes, Lickona states, “Texas music has always been a melting pot of many styles, genres, cultural and ethnic influences, but Gatemouth was a one-man cauldron of sonic intensity and originality unmatched by anyone before or since. If you asked him who his musical influences were, he would say, ‘I never wanted to sound like nobody. I just play the kind of stuff that got into my blood and I’m still the only person I know who plays it.” Continuing, “…his music could swing with the best of them, as he demonstrates in this show.”

The Austin City Limits archives hold more than 400 concerts, many of them one-of-a-kind performances of rare television appearances by some of the world’s most acclaimed artists. In Addition to DVDs, separate live, audio-only CDs are also available for many of the performances. New West Records’ Live From Austin, TX series, presenting more than 50 critically acclaimed titles and multiple Gold and Platinum-certified releases, continues its impressive run. Previous releases include Merle Haggard, Jerry Lee Lewis, R.E.M., Steve Earle, Guided By Voices, Widespread Panic, Dwight Yoakam, Fats Domino and many more.

Albert Collins – Live From Austin, TX Track Listing:

Mr. Collins, Mr. Collins
My Woman Has A Black Cat Bone
Lights Are On But Nobody’s Home
Put The Show On The Other Foot
The Things That I Used To Do
Head Rag
Travelin’ South

Clarence Gatemouth Brown – Live From Austin, TX Track Listing:

Ain’t That Dandy
Born In Louisiana
Dark End Of The Hallway
Bits And Pieces
Leftover Blues
There You Are
Early In The Mornin’
Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
Up Jumped The Devil