July 19, 2007

Ryan Adams: Easy Tiger alternate versions

Look at Ryan. He’s all wiped out from just recording some excellent alternate renditions of songs from Easy Tiger back in March. These performances were videotaped in front of a curtain of white lights and some of them were released on a bonus DVD. Now, thanks to the magic of audio-ripping, you can listen to them on your iPod even if it’s not a fancy video one.

These tunes are my salute to Mr. Adams as we both head towards California in the coming days. He’s been kind enough to arrange a roll through the SF Bay Area during the same time I’ll be there for my cousin’s wedding, and he is going to rock me in several different cities. I am looking forward to it, wahoo! I’ll take 62% less ramble/38% more music this time around por favor.

Goodnight Rose
Everybody Knows
Tears of Gold
Pearls On A String
Oh My God, Whatever, Etc.
These Girls


Late addition:
Off Broadway (not in zip file)

And since we’re talking about alternate versions of things, this performance was taped on Letterman, but they aired “Two” instead (which was also lovely and caused me to go to bed singing that melody):


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  • thank you.
    i can’t tell you how long i’ve been waiting for a decent rip of “these girls”


    David — July 19, 2007 @ 6:32 pm

  • is that audio rip of oh my god from the same group of videos as the others?? it hardly even sounds like him

    Anonymous — July 19, 2007 @ 8:45 pm

  • oooh, I can’t wait until internets comes back up in the barracks so I can download this!


    Anonymous — July 19, 2007 @ 9:32 pm

  • Thanks for the extra Ryan goodness and for writing such a great music blog…

    John — July 20, 2007 @ 6:55 am

  • you rock!

    theEvilAngel — July 20, 2007 @ 7:29 am

  • it is posts like these that make me worship all things heather’s blog related. thanks for the yummy ryan adams goodness. he is currently in my top 5 obsessions list.

    kristen — July 20, 2007 @ 7:45 am

  • Thank you so much for this entry. I am seeing Ryan here in Seattle next Friday and can’t wait! Have fun at your shows. Wish I could be there too.

    wakeboarder69 — July 20, 2007 @ 12:02 pm

  • Thanks for putting this stuff up. Love your blog Ms. H.


    Gilberto — July 20, 2007 @ 4:36 pm

  • Thanks, Heather, for sharing! I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again – yours is my absolute favorite music blog.

    Enjoy your shows! I’m seeing Ryan next week here in Portland. I can hardly wait!!

    Shawn — July 20, 2007 @ 5:15 pm

  • where did you find these???

    Scott Mc — July 21, 2007 @ 1:52 am

  • thanks for the rips! I love them! And him. And you !


    Sarah — July 21, 2007 @ 1:04 pm

  • Good blog. Good music. I’m glad I found this.

    Husher7242 — July 21, 2007 @ 2:06 pm

  • Thanks so much! I just caught Ryan at the Wilshire a few nights ago, and he was in fine form. Have fun!

    Ginny — July 21, 2007 @ 9:56 pm

  • Went to the show in Santa Cruz tonight and I have to say – Ryan is on fire right now. It was his first all-electric set with the Cardinals since his wrist injury and they rocked the house down. I had a little too much glaucoma medication so I can’t give you the setlist but all the classics were represented. If you can see him at one of the smaller, general-admission venues, spare no expense getting tickets.

    Anonymous — July 22, 2007 @ 2:54 am

  • looking forward to giving these a listen. appreciate it. For all of you who don’t own Easy Tiger go pick it up!

    zach — July 22, 2007 @ 9:30 pm

  • Great Post!

    I’ve been looking for these. I actually went out a bought easy tiger after hearing alternate version of oh my god whatever thinking it was the version on the album.

    Thanks…Keep posting and I’ll keep reading

    Bryen — July 26, 2007 @ 2:20 pm

  • Thank you for the “I Taught Myself” video, Heather. Ryan was in such splendid voice there and that is such a lovely song…it would have also fit nicely on Love Is Hell, I think. I thought this version was more country than on the album, and crazy Graboff is such a terrific pedal guy. Personally, I miss Catherine Popper on bass. Where did she go?

    Our Beloved Composer — July 27, 2007 @ 10:37 pm

  • Hey!

    Anybody have the bonus track “Alice”? It was on the Japanese import of Easy Tiger and also a Best Buy exclusive. When I got the cd from Best Buy, the website and passcode didn’t work, but I’ve heard the song is great and am dying to hear it. Write me at thetallgreenone@yahoo.com if you’ve got any leads!


    Gregg — August 5, 2007 @ 2:34 pm

  • Can you put this back up, I lost it when my PC crashed.

    Rob — February 28, 2008 @ 7:01 pm

  • maybe someone can e-mail it to me.

    Rob — March 8, 2008 @ 6:11 pm

  • by the way


    Rob — March 8, 2008 @ 6:54 pm

  • Heather,

    Is there any way to get these rips again? They are no longer functioning on your site, and yours is the only place I’ve seen them. Thanks much!

    bigjimmystyle — March 24, 2008 @ 6:35 pm

  • Looks cool, but where did the songs go?

    Claudius — April 11, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

  • I don’t currently have server space to host these, but this blog has them:

    heather — May 23, 2008 @ 6:53 am

  • Sad, the link seems to be down.
    Could you please, please post it againg. Thanks, thanks, thanks for your efforts in advance.

    MikeTrash — October 22, 2008 @ 4:44 pm

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