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Live At the Cellar Door and the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium


Download links and information about Live At the Cellar Door and the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium by Richie Havens. This album was released in 1990 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 01:02:38 minutes.

Artist: Richie Havens
Release date: 1990
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 12
Duration: 01:02:38
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No. Title Length
1. I Can't Make It Anymore (Live) 5:44
2. All Along the Watchtower (Live) 3:46
3. Helplessly Hoping (Live) 6:43
4. God Bless the Child (Live) 5:23
5. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Live) 4:14
6. No More, No More (Live) 5:59
7. Preparation (Live) 1:47
8. Here Comes the Sun (Live) 4:13
9. Fire and Rain (Live) 5:55
10. Superman (Live) 3:44
11. Dolphins (Live) 5:28
12. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen / My Sweet Lord (Live) 9:42



Richie Havens' artistry is so organic and urgent in its nature that—despite having made some stellar studio recordings—he's often best represented by live performances. His iconic appearance at Woodstock is a perfect example, and so is this concert recording, capturing not only a 1970 set at Washington, D.C.'s storied Cellar Door but also some tunes from a 1972 show in Santa Monica, Calif. Havens had fully developed and defined his intense but free-flowing style by the early '70s. In this stripped-down setting (accompanied only by acoustic guitars, bass, and percussion), he's in peak form. Of course, the key to Havens' success had always been his interpretive powers, and toward that end, he reinvents both the hits of the era (The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun," James Taylor's "Fire and Rain") and standards like "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" and "God Bless the Child," leaning into each with his soulful, gravelly tones and über-rhythmic, rapid-fire acoustic strumming. Along the way, his endearingly hippie-ish stage patter adds some engaging period flavor.