As mentionned in a previous post, Nick Cave has written a song for Mavis Staples’ upcoming album Livin’ on a High Note. The album is released tomorrow but you can already listen to Jesus Lay Down Beside Me.
Nick Cave is among the artists who have written a song for Mavis Staples‘ upcoming album “Livin’ on a High Note”.
I’ve been singing my freedom songs and I wanted to stretch out and sing some songs that were new,” Mavis explains. “I told the writers I was looking for some joyful songs. I want to leave something to lift people up; I’m so busy making people cry, not from sadness, but I’m always telling a part of history that brought us down and I’m trying to bring us back up. Source.
The song Nick Cave wrote is called “Jesus Lay Down Beside Me”.
The album comes out February 19th.
Here is a title track “High Note” written by Valerie June.
Thanks to some super awesome Christmas elves, I can now offer you a fantastic bootleg of the last concert of the 2015 European Solo Tour: St Petersburg – Russia. As usual I have uploaded it on Mega (never expires). If you have issue with it, please let me know.
It goes without saying that you should respect the work of the tapers. Always share the files as you have downloaded them and do not sell them. Convert to mp3s for your personal use.
If you want to scroll down the previous tour posts, you can do so by hitting the “european 2015 tour” tag. Some links have been updated.
I would like to remind you that the blog is now also on Facebook so feel free to like the page.
It’s been reported that Anna McLeish and Sarah Shaw, who are Melbourne producers, have launched Carver Films, and are set to produce The Death of Bunny Munro. The novel will be adapted by Nick Cave, and directed by Jane Pollard and Iain Forsyth (20,000 Days on Earth). I don’t know about you but I can’t think of better directors than Jane and Iain considering how fantastic 20,000 Days on Earth was.
Financing and casting have just started so it might be a while before it hits the big screen but it’s a fantastic project to look forward to.
P.S.: I have made the banner a bit more Halloween-y. Hope you like! 😉
The dvd is region free and comes with French subtitles (it is narrated in English).
Also if Arte is available in your country, the movie is being aired a couple more times. Check the website for the exact date/time. You can also stream it here (it takes a few seconds before it starts playing, be patient!)
On top of the dvd, there is also a super cool bundle available for €99 with the movie, tote bag, vinyls, soundtracks, etc A must have for any fans of this era.
This Fall Showtime will premiere the acclaimed documentary Prophet’s Prey. The score of the film was written by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, and Nick Cave provides some brief narration at the beginning of the film. In this documentary Amy Berg explores The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-Day Saints and it’s main criminal leader Warren Jeffs.
It’ll be released nationally (USA) on September 18th and Showtime will air it after. For the exact timing be sure to check Showtime’s website.
If you want to know more about the documentary, here is a very interesting interview with Amy Berg.