Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Only 12 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Live From Austin Tx has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by buybackscanton
Condition: Used: Very Good
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$17.80
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: skyvo-direct-usa
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Live From Austin Tx Original recording remastered

4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Original recording remastered, November 1, 2005
"Please retry"
$12.99
$8.22 $3.97
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Stream Millions of Songs FREE with Amazon Prime
Get Started with Amazon Prime Stream millions of songs anytime, anywhere, included with an Amazon Prime membership. Get started
$12.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • Live From Austin Tx
  • +
  • John Hiatt - Greatest Hits: The A&M Years '87-'94
  • +
  • Anthology [2 CD]
Total price: $27.77
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Includes FREE MP3 version of this album Here's how (restrictions apply)

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Available for the first time, John Hiatt's outstanding 1993 performance on the Austin City Limits TV show. This CD contains songs that weren't included in the original TV broadcast. A must have CD for all John Hiatt fans! Highlights include 'Icy Blue Heart', 'Loving A Hurricane', and 'When You Hold Me Tight'. New West. 2005.

Amazon.com

Live performance transforms the edgy, soulful songwriting of John Hiatt into full-blown psychodrama, as this 1993 performance on the venerable Austin City Limits series attests. For the tour in the wake of his hit "Perfectly Good Guitar," Hiatt recruited a younger, alt-rock trio--guitarist Michael Ward from School of Fish and the rhythm section from Cracker--instead of the rootsier bands with blues and country roots he typically favors. The results have a pedal-to-the-metal urgency to them, as highlights such as "Your Dad Did," "Tennessee Plates," and "Slow Turning" leave the studio recordings of those songs in the dust. Few songwriters have seen their material covered by a range of artists from Bonnie Raitt ("Thing Called Love") to Iggy Pop ("Something Wild"), yet Hiatt's signature intensity reclaims such songs as his own. For all the firepower that the brand brings, the stripped-down renditions of "Icy Blue Heart" and "Have a Little Faith in Me" distill his artistry to its bare-bones essence. --Don McLeese
  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
4:16
Play in Library $1.29
 
2
30
4:06
Play in Library $1.29
 
3
30
5:55
Play in Library $1.29
 
4
30
6:05
Play in Library $1.29
 
5
30
6:17
Play in Library $1.29
 
6
30
4:31
Play in Library $1.29
 
7
30
6:58
Play in Library $1.29
 
8
30
4:13
Play in Library $1.29
 
9
30
5:37
Play in Library $1.29
 
10
30
6:10
Play in Library $1.29
 
11
30
3:35
Play in Library $1.29
 
12
30
3:58
Play in Library $1.29
 
13
30
6:18
Play in Library $1.29
 
14
30
5:49
Play in Library $1.29
 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 1, 2005)
  • Rmst Dig ed. edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: New West Records
  • ASIN: B000BD1LJU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #175,595 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Amazon's John Hiatt Store

Music

Image of album by John Hiatt
Visit Amazon's John Hiatt Store
for 63 albums, discussions, and more.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Robert L. Flenner on February 24, 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
OK, I have been a fan of John Hiatt now for about 20 years, ever since I read a review in "Rolling Stone" that said his album "Slow Turning" was likely to be the best album that no one would hear. I have seen him 6 times, from full band to solo acoustic efforts, and I will never give a bad review to any of his releases. He is truly one the all time greatest song writers in the rock n roll era.

That being said, let me give you my (biased)review. From the opening notes of "Icy Blue Heart" to the last reverberation of "Perfectly Good Guitar" I had a smile on my face. He is in great voice, clearly having fun with the audience and totally engaged. The song selection runs very heavily towards the new release at the time "Perfectly Good Guitar" which was an extremely strong overall release. Also, hearing some of the songs from "Slow Turning" (especially the title track) is always a treat. Heck, all the songs were strong, there really was no weak one. The energy level is incredible; his rootsy influences combined with the rock and jam sensibilities of his back up band make for an absolutely breathtaking ride through this song collection.

The only quibble I have with this album is the tone of lead guitarist Michael Ward. After hearing the albums and seeing him live with guitarists like Ry Cooder and Sonny Landreath, I expected more. The sound of michael's guitar was a little weak; the playing was excellent, it was just the tone that was a little off to me. As I said, though, that is a minor quibble. I loved this disc.

Support this man, buy his catalogue, see him live whenever you can. Honest, intelligent writers and singers seem to be an endangered species today.
Read more ›
Comment 12 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I've seen John Hiatt a number of times over the years from the intimate (at McCabe's in L.A. for "Bring the Family" just John and guitar/piano)to larger venues and still think that this appearence on "Austin City Limits" catches Hiatt and his band in exceptional form. Hiatt burns through a number of classic songs in this fine set. Goofy dancing? Hey you know what I could care less he's been doing his goofy dancing since I can remember and personally I kind of find it, well, endearing. Here's a guy who's not afraid of what he looks like when he's dancing. It's the music that matters.

A Hiatt tour is also only as good as the new material he's promoting since he plays a fair amount of it on each tour. Luckily the album "Perfectly Good Guitar" was an exceptional album for Hiatt with most the material ranking with his best. Featuring members of Cracker and School of Fish the band brings a nice vitality and freshness to these tracks. They don't sound the same as when Hiatt played some of them with any of his supporting bands and that's actually good--it keeps the material fresh and interesting allowing Hiatt to reinvent it even though he's basically playing the same material with roughly the same arrangements.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
John has been a favorite of mine for over twenty years, but for one reason or another sometimes a person can get side-tracked and you loose touch with an artist. I'm glad to have found him again, and this album is a great how-do-you-do back. I'm not sure you can go wrong with a John Hiatt album.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
John Hiatt gives us a barn-burning concert from the first note to the last: fiery, funny, and flat-out fun. His young band, The Guilty Dogs, matches his energy and virtuosity, especially Michael Ward on guitar, but the endlessly expressive Hiatt is the unquestioned center of this 1993 show. He's completely switched on, whispering, growling, and howling, playing and singing some of his best songs in a brilliant blend of styles, including folk, country, rock, and funk.

Hiatt is well-known for being a songwriter's songwriter, but his delivery puts the seal on the deal. His versions of "Loving a Hurricane," "When You Hold Me Tight," "Memphis In the Meantime," "Something Wild," "Buffalo River Home," "Thing Called Love," "Tennessee Plates," and "Slow Turning" are positively irresistible. He closes with "Perfectly Good Guitar," the title track of the marvelous album that this tour supported. Credit is due to the typically terrific Austin City Limits production crew for their immaculate sound.

I recommend the DVD even more highly than the CD for an appreciation of John's unique blend of goofiness and passion. When he mugs for the audience and dances like a man possessed, you'll laugh. On slow songs like "Icy Blue Heart" and "Have A Little Faith In Me," his face is a mirror of earnestness and urgency. During the finale, he threatens to smash his guitar, then changes his mind and ends up rocking it like a baby in his arms.
Read more ›
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Forums

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Live From Austin Tx
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Live From Austin Tx



Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: vinyl pop