Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus: Super Deluxe Edition Newly Remastered + Three Unreleased 1977 Concerts

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LOS ANGELES – It’s fitting that Little Feat is on the road this summer as the group celebrates the upcoming 45th anniversary of Waiting For Columbus, one of the greatest live albums ever made. Released in 1978, the live double album featured memorable performances of songs (“Dixie Chicken,” “Willin’” and “Time Loves A Hero”) that spanned the group’s fantastic career. Click here for the first song from the new set, “Fat Man In The Bathtub,” recorded at The Rainbow in London.

 

To make the album, Little Feat (backed by the Tower of Power horn section) recorded several shows in the U.K. and U.S. during the band’s 1977 summer tour. Rhino will include three of those performances, which have never been released, in a new boxed set for the album’s 45th anniversary. The unreleased concerts were recorded in Manchester at Manchester City Hall (7/29/77), London at The Rainbow (8/2/77), and Washington D.C. at Lisner Auditorium (8/10/77).

 

WAITING FOR COLUMBUS: SUPER DELUXE EDITION is an 8-CD boxed set that will be released on July 29 for $99.98. It includes a newly remastered version of the original double album on CD and three unreleased concerts. In addition, all the music will be available on the same day from digital and streaming services and is available for pre-order now.

 

Rhino.com is offering multiple bundles of the new collection that will be released the same day, including  the Super Deluxe Edition ($139.98) bundled a with a newly remastered 2LP edition of the original album and a reissue of the Japanese 7” single for “Oh Atlanta” b/w “Willin’.”

 

Little Feat originally released Waiting For Columbus on February 10, 1978. The platinum-certified double album cemented the band’s reputation as one of the premier live bands of the 1970s. When it was recorded, the group included: Lowell George (vocals, guitar), Paul Barrere (guitar, vocals), Bill Payne (keyboard, vocals), Richie Hayward (drums, vocals), Sam Clayton (percussion, vocals), and Kenny Gradney (bass).

 

Waiting For Columbus touches on songs from all six of the studio albums Little Feat released between 1971 and 1977. The dynamic performances showcase the sextet’s inimitable fusion of blues, country, jazz, and New Orleans R&B on signature tracks like “Fat Man In The Bathtub,” “Oh Atlanta,” and “Sailin’ Shoes.”

 

WAITING FOR COLUMBUS: SUPER DELUXE EDITION is the definitive edition of this classic. It includes unreleased live versions of songs that appeared on the original (“Rocket In My Pocket” and “Spanish Moon”), along with several that didn’t, like “Cold, Cold, Cold,” “Rock And Roll Doctor,” “Skin It Back” and a cover of Allen Toussaint’s “On Your Way Down.”

 

WAITING FOR COLUMBUS: SUPER DELUXE EDITION

CD/LP Track Listing:

 

CD/LP One: Original Album

  1. “Join The Band”
  2. “Fat Man In The Bathtub”
  3. “All That You Dream”
  4. “Oh Atlanta”
  5. “Old Folks Boogie”
  6. “Time Loves A Hero”
  7. “Day Or Night”
  8. “Mercenary Territory”
  9. “Spanish Moon”

 

CD/LP Two: Original Album

  1. “Dixie Chicken”
  2. “Tripe Face Boogie”
  3. “Rocket In My Pocket”
  4. “Willin’”
  5. “Don’t Bogart That Joint”
  6. “A Apolitical Blues”
  7. “Sailin’ Shoes”
  8. “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now”

 

CD Three: Live at Manchester City Hall (7/29/77)

  1. “Walkin’ All Night” *
  2. “Skin It Back” *
  3. “Fat Man In The Bathtub” *
  4. “Red Streamliner” *
  5. “Oh Atlanta” *
  6. “Day At The Dog Races” *
  7. “All That You Dream” *
  8. “On Your Way Down” *
  9. “Time Loves A Hero” *
  10. “Day Or Night” *

 

CD Four: Live at Manchester City Hall (7/29/77)

  1. “Rock And Roll Doctor” *
  2. “Old Folks Boogie” *
  3. “Dixie Chicken” *
  4. “Tripe Face Boogie” *
  5. “Willin’/Don’t Bogart That Joint” *
  6. “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” *
  7. “Rocket In My Pocket” *
  8. “Sailin’ Shoes” *
  9. “Teenage Nervous Breakdown” *

 

CD Five: Live at The Rainbow, London, (8/2/77)

  1. “Walkin’ All Night” *
  2. “Fat Man In The Bathtub” *
  3. “Red Streamliner” *
  4. “Oh Atlanta” *
  5. “Day At The Dog Races” *
  6. “All That You Dream” *
  7. “Mercenary Territory”
  8. “On Your Way Down” *
  9. “Skin It Back”
  10. “Old Folks Boogie” *

 

CD Six: Live at The Rainbow, London, (8/2/77)

  1. “Rock And Roll Doctor” *
  2. “Cold Cold Cold” *
  3. “Dixie Chicken” *
  4. “Tripe Face Boogie” *
  5. “Willin’/Don’t Bogart That Joint” *
  6. “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” *
  7. “Rocket In My Pocket”
  8. “Spanish Moon” *
  9. “A Apolitical Blues” *
  10. “Teenage Nervous Breakdown” *

 

CD Seven: Live at Lisner Auditorium, Washington, D.C. (8/10/77)

  1. “Walkin’ All Night” *
  2. “Red Streamliner” *
  3. “Fat Man In The Bathtub” *
  4. “Day At The Dog Races” *
  5. “All That You Dream” *
  6. “On Your Way Down”
  7. “Time Loves A Hero” *
  8. “Day Or Night” *
  9. “Skin It Back” *

 

CD Eight: Live at Lisner Auditorium, Washington, D.C. (8/10/77)

  1. “Oh Atlanta” *
  2. “Old Folks Boogie” *
  3. “Dixie Chicken” *
  4. “Tripe Face Boogie” *
  5. “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” *
  6. “Rocket In My Pocket” *
  7. “Sailin’ Shoes” *
  8. “Teenage Nervous Breakdown” *

 

* Previously Unreleased