For those of you who’s musical roots go well into the 80s and beyond, you might appreciate this most wonderful day I recently had.
I came home from work to find a box from Amazon (always a welcome experience).
In it was new CDs from David Byrne, Joe Jackson and World Party (Karl Wallinger, really…).
David Byrne has a new live CD out that he recorded with Caetano Veloso from Carnegie Hall. There’s some great versions of Byrne/Talking Heads classics, plus his participation on some Veloso songs, as well.
The Joe Jackson double disc set is a compilation of Jackson’s Rockpalast appearances from the early 80s. I actually had all of this from various bootlegs, but it’s good to have a clean copy.
The World Party set is a 5-disc set called Arkeology (with the tagline “Dig it”). I had a lot of this via bootlegs and through Karl Wallinger’s dropbox he used to have on his old worldparty.net website. But there’s some new gems, and if you’re a fan, this is definitely worth the time.