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ONXRT: Live From The Archives Volume 11

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Chicago-based radio station WXRT has regularly released compilations of their live recordings. For Volume 11, the recordings span nearly 20 years of performances, ranging from the Grateful Dead’s “Touch of Grey” in 1987 to Widespread Panic’s “Time Zones” in 2008.

Liz Phair’s performance of “Polyester Bride” was recorded live at the Vic Theatre for the “XRT Sunday Night Concert” on October 26, 1998.

This compilation was exclusively available through Chicago-based Starbucks locations and through WXRT’s official site toward the end of 2008.

ONXRT: Live from the Archives Volume 11

ONXRT: Live from the Archives Volume 11 (2008)

Released: 2008
Label: WXRT / Hear Music / Starbucks Entertainment
Format: CD
Country: US
Availability: Rare

“Polyester Bride” written by Liz Phair
Recorded live on October 26, 1998

01. Counting CrowsMr. Jones4:35
02.CrackerTeen Angst (What the World Needs Now)4:23
03.Jack JohnsonBubble Toes2:56
04.Liz PhairPolyester Bride3:45
05.John MellencampRain On the Scarecrow3:28
06.Grateful DeadTouch of Grey6:06
07.Richard ButlerLove My Way3:33
08.Rusted RootEcstasy6:01
09.John MayerWaiting On the World to Change4:04
10.Brandi CarlileTurpentine2:58
11.Widespread PanicTime Zones7:05
12.Elvis Costello(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes2:45
13.Bob MouldSee a Little Light3:32
14.Back Door SlamCome Home4:27
15.Lindsey BuckinghamBig Love2:56


Since 1973, Chicago radio station WXRT has prided itself on living on the cutting edge of music; musically, the station collects all sorts of acclaimed mellow rock, presenting both long-standing critical faves, like Elvis Costello and John Mellencamp, and up and comers like Jack Johnson. This eleventh volume of live tracks captured by the station’s mics includes dignified yet rousing performances by all the abovementioned artists. The sure-to-be collector’s item was initially exclusively available at “Chicagoland” Starbucks locations and on the coffeeshop’s Hear Music website.

Jason Thurston, AllMusic

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