Simone Felice's forthcoming live album, 'From The Violent Banks of the Kaaterskill', will showcase selected works from his extensive back catalogue. Recorded in front of a small audience in a studio in Woodstock, the album was created with the help of Simone's old band, The Felice Brothers, who provided the backing to the tracks.
The 24-track collection includes songs from all phases of Simone’s recording career, including Felice Brothers’ favourites like ‘Radio Song’, ‘My Belly In Your Arms’ and ‘Don’t Wake The Scarecrow’; Duke & The King classics like ‘The Morning I Get to Hell’ and ‘Union Street’; and solo highlights like ‘You and I Belong’ and ‘If You Go to LA’. It also includes some previously unreleased material, a superb version of Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’, and a recitation of the original poem ‘Country of Echoes’.
The set truly captures Simone's rare gift as a songsmith, poet, singer and visionary and is a thrilling encapsulation of his work to date; one that stands as drop-dead stunning testimony to the man’s way with words, melody and performance.
'From The Violent Banks Of The Kaaterskill' is due for release on 18 September through Mighty Hudson Records / Warner Music Australia.