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Where it starts and ends

Dumbledore's favourite band
Free? Oh man, that’s totally my favourite price! Phoenix agrees: the French pop rock outfit just released the digital-only album Live in Sydney as a free download from its website. For less than the price of a cup of coffee, you could download an infinite amount of Live at Sydneys. Bargain!

The album compiles eight songs from last year’s Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the highlight of which is an extra-epic take on the sweeping “Love Like a Sunset.” I’ve never been in love, so I’m not sure if it actually is like a sunset. But Phoenix frontman Thomas Mars would know, since he’s got a child with filmmaker/hottie Sofia Coppola. High five, dude.

In related news, I previously wrote a story for Exclaim! about the possibility that Coppola was working on a movie based on “Love Like a Sunset.” I also reviewed Phoenix’s most recent Vancouver performance for BeatRoute.

MP3: “Love Like a Sunset (Live in Sydney)”
 
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Sad-eyed lady, should I wait?

Phoenix has got the Tombstone Blues
As I briefly discussed yesterday, I was a student teacher before making my foray into music journalism. When Phoenix played in Vancouver on January 22, I spoke briefly with a couple of my former students who I bumped into in the lobby of the Orpheum. During the encore, when dozens of people flooded onto the stage, one of my students was among the first people on the scene. It was before security completely gave up, so he was grabbed and forced back into the audience. Fascists! If I taught you one thing, fight back with all of your might!

Read my full description of the stage-rushing madness in this month’s issue of BeatRoute. Also, be sure to check out Pheonix’s recent cover of Bob Dylan‘s “Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands,” the epic acoustic waltz that comes at the end of Blonde on Blonde. The track was recorded live for Germany’s Musikexpress.

MP3: “Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands”
 
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