. : :September 16th, 2008 : : .
Combing through Ye Olde Archives of Tapes Unreleased to upload, I came across not only the previously posted early Nicole Atkins & The Sea recording I made from the band’s performance at Lee’s Palace in Toronto, but also a capture I made of her performance on the BBC’s legendary Later… With Jools Holland.
I grabbed this from a rerun around 2012, but it’s original air date is from September 2008. I couldn’t get concrete details on the filming data, but it’s presumably in that vicinity. I have evidence that it was previously posted on the original version of the blog, but it appears the original post didn’t make it into the recovered archive for this iteration — so there’s a slim chance you may already have this tape! Otherwise…
Unlike my personal recording, this one is professional and sounds fantastic. Nicole performs two of the most accessible, powerful songs off her celebrated debut album. This would probably be a much better introduction to the band, and I should’ve posted it first. Oh, well. Live and learn, I guess!
One more Nicole Atkins tape in the archive to come yet. Keep your eyes peeled for something significantly more current. Cheers!