Jim Bryson @ West End Cultural Centre

. : : March 5th, 2011 : : .

The CBC recently aired a recording of the penultimate date on a tour that Jim Bryson, backed by The Weakerthans, took across Canada in support of his most recent album, Falcon Lake Incident.

The (almost an) hour long set reaches its absolute pinnacle at its most poignant point: Jim Bryson dedicates Fire Watch to his ailing father, who sadly passed away only weeks after this concert was performed. The unbridled affection cuts through Bryson’s voice as he banters about his father before the dedication, adding a heavy weight to the performance.

Almost the entire FLI album is represented here, but old favourites are sprinkled into the mix as well. Sound quality is great, but as is frequent with Canada Live recordings, there are some abrupt cuts between songs.

01. [dj introduction]
02. Raised All Wrong
03. Fell Off The Dock
04. [banter]
05. Wild Folk
06. [banter]
07. If By The Bridge
08. [banter]
09. Pising On Everything
10. [banter]
11. Decidedly
12. All The Fallen Leaves
13. [banter]
14. Sleeping In Toronto
      > Everybody’s Talkin’
 [Harry Nilsson] [tease]
15. Clear The Crowds
16. [banter]
17. Up All Night
18. Constellations
19. Metal Girls
20. Somewhere Else
21. [banter]
22. Fire Watch
23. Freeways In The Frontyard
24. [banter]

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Constellations (Live In Winnipeg) [MP3 sample]

Thanks to Jim Bryson, The Weakerthans, host Andrew Craig and the Canada Live crew at CBC.

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