June 3, 2007, La Maroquinerie, Paris, France
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 starâs brilliant new album Easy Tiger, giving the songs sensitive treatments that often add to the studio recordings, thanks to Adamsâ impassioned readings. There are surprises, too. Easy Tigerâs lone rocker, the anti-drug screed âHalloweenhead,â is recast here as an acoustic number thatâs even more haunting than the original, and âNew York, New Yorkâ appears in the guise of a country weeper.