Ryan Adams: Download this Paris show

Here's a Spins entry that will run in the Creative Loafing that hits newsstands July 26.


June 3, 2007, La Maroquinerie, Paris, France


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Even casual Ryan Adams will want to download this outstanding (both in terms of performance and sound quality) bootleg of a recent show in Paris. Adams and his five-piece backing band The Cardinals unveil the alt-country star’s brilliant new album Easy Tiger, giving the songs sensitive treatments that often add to the studio recordings, thanks to Adams’ impassioned readings. There are surprises, too. Easy Tiger’s lone rocker, the anti-drug screed “Halloweenhead,” is recast here as an acoustic number that’s even more haunting than the original, and “New York, New York” appears in the guise of a country weeper.

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