Morphine - Live At The Warfield 1997

 (Numbered Limited Edition)


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UPC: 081227941215
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

180 Gram LP

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Live performance from the 1997 tour

Numbered edition limited to 255 copies on 180-gram 2LP

Audio sourced from the original masters,  lacquers cut at Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis

Gatefold tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing

Liner notes and never-before-seen photos by saxophonist Dana Colley

Watercolor drawings by vocalist/bassist Mark Sandman used on the inside gatefold and on vinyl labels

One of the most unique, original and unusual rock bands to burst onto the alternative scene in the '90s, Morphine was originally formed by vocalist/bassist Mark Sandman, saxophonist Dana Colley and drummer Jerome Deupree (later replaced by Billy Conway) in Cambridge, Mass. in 1989. They expertly combined blues, jazz and rock elements into a very distinct style, anchored by Sandman's deep, crooning, beat-style vocals. Rather than having an electric guitar as the focal point like most rock bands, the trio's sound was built around Sandman's two-string electric bass (often deployed with a slide) and Colley's growling, baritone sax which they dubbed as "low-rock."

The band enjoyed critical acclaim but saw mixed results commercially. In the States, they were embraced on public and college radio and MTV's "120 Minutes" but received little to no support from commercial rock radio or other music TV programming. They did enjoy much higher profile success overseas, especially in Belgium, Portugal France and Australia where they were featured on music television programming frequently and filled much larger venues.

After five studio albums and extensive touring, Morphine disbanded after Mark tragically died of a heart attack performing on stage at the Giardini del Principe in Palestrina, Italy. Surviving members have soldiered on in various incarnations, the most recent being the Vapors of Morphine.

Morphine was an incredibly dynamic and highly improvisational band in concert, yet released only one live album in their career. Live At The Warfield 1997 will right the ship by shedding light on a fantastic live rock n' roll document that has gone unheard for 20 years  — and Mark Sandman was a stickler for fidelity of their documented live performances so this music was expertly recorded showcasing amazing room ambience.


Side 1
I’m Free Now
The Other Side
Mona’s Sister
Empty Box
Early to Bed

Side 2
Super Sex
Swing It Low

Side 3
Honey White
Cure For Pain
French Fries with Pepper
Wishing Well

Side 4
You Look Like Rain

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