Monday, January 18, 2010

Not Forever, Just For Now

The first 22 songs on this package were recorded on May 1, 1994 at Mississippi Nights in St. Louis which would be the final live show for Uncle Tupelo. The sound quality of this show is not perfect but what a set of songs. Any Uncle Tupelo fan should have this recording and if you are new to the band, this would be a good place to start. This is alt-country at its finest. When the remastered versions of the band's studio CD's were released, it was reported that an official version of this show would be released. To date that has not happened, but I understand there is a better version of the show out there - possibly from the original soundboard source tapes. I'm still trying to locate a copy.

I was disappointed when the band split, but now we have two great bands to carry on - Son Volt and Wilco.

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