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Nick Lowe On World Cafe | September 16, 2011

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English singer-songwriter Nick Lowe's reputation often precedes him. He wrote hits "So It Goes," "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding?" and "Cruel to Be Kind," produced Elvis Costello's legendary first five albums, collaborated extensively with his wife's stepfather Johnny Cash and nurtured a well-respected solo career. Lowe is a consistently significant figure in country, rock, punk and new wave, and has left his signature on a range of records in his wake of forty years in the business.

Lowe's latest album, The Old Magic, is no exception. A mix of covers and ballads, The Old Magic was produced by Lowe, Neil Brockbank and Robert Treherne. It features covers of Elvis Costello, Tom T. Hall, and Jeff West tunes, as well as eight original songs.

Hear Lowe play songs from The Old Magic, as well as some old favorites, on today's World Cafe. (link)

Playlist

HOUR 1

Fool's Gold "Street Clothes" Leave No Trace
Gomez "Options" Whatever's On Your Mind
Matthew Sweet "Looking At The Sun" Girlfriend
Raphael Saadiq "Go To Hell" Stone Rollin'
Nick Lowe "I Live on the Battlefield" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Nick Lowe "Stoplight Roses" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Nick Lowe "Sensitive Man" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Nick Lowe "When I Write the Book" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Nick Lowe "Raging Eyes" Recorded Live for the World Cafe

HOUR 2

Tim Hardin "Lady Came From Baltimore" 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Tim Hardin
The Parsons Red Heads "Kids Hanging Out" Yearling
Best Coast "Boyfriend" Crazy for You
Modest Mouse "Dashboard" We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Soul Asylum "Runaway Train" Grave Dancers Union
Foster the People "Helena Beat" Torches
St. Vincent "Cruel" Strange Mercy
Fleet Foxes "White Winter Hymnal" Fleet Foxes
World Party "Put the Message in the Box" Goodbye Jumbo
Warpaint "Undertow" The Fool
Megafaun "State/Meant" Megafaun
Bob Weir "Cassidy" Ace
Givers "Up,Up,Up" In Light
Return to Forever "No Mystery" No Mystery