Carry Me Home (LP)

 
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Available: Aug 5
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Mavis Staples & Levon Helm
Carry Me Home (LP)

[ Anti- / 2 LP ]

Release Date: Friday 5 August 2022

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Captured live in the summer of 2011, Carry Me Home showcases two of the past century's most iconic voices coming together in love and joy, tracing their shared roots, and celebrating the enduring power of faith and music.

The setlist was righteous that night, mixing vintage gospel and soul with timeless folk and blues, and the performances were loose and playful, fuelled by an ecstatic atmosphere that was equal parts family reunion and tent revival. Read between the lines, though, and there's an even more poignant story at play here. Neither Staples nor Helm knew that this would be their last performance together-the collection marks one of Helm's final recordings before his death-and listening back now, a little more than a decade later, tunes like "This May Be The Last Time" and "Farther Along" take on new, bittersweet meaning.

The result is an album that's at once a time capsule and a memorial, a blissful homecoming and a fond farewell, a once-in-a-lifetime concert-and friendship-preserved for the ages.

Tracks:

A1. This Is My Country
A2. Trouble In My Mind
A3. Farther Along
B1. Hand Writing On The Wall
B2. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
B3. Move Along Train
C1. This May Be The Last Time
C2. When I Go Away
C3. Wide River To Cross
D1. You Got To Move
D2. You Got To Serve Somebody
D3. The Weight