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New Lucas Album to be Released
A new live 4 song EP showcasing Gary's
electric side is due on February 2, 1999 worldwide on Oxygen Music Works, entitled
"Gary Lucas @ Paradiso". The album was recorded at Gary's favorite European venue, the old Dutch church known as the Paradiso, site of many historic concerts by
legendary artists such as the Stones, the Velvet Underground, and many
other greats. Gary has had the honor of playing there 9 times in
his career beginning with Captain Beefheart in 1980 and moving to
headlining solo status in 1992.
The new CD features Gary's unique
electronic symphonic playing on his original music instrumental
composition "Rise Up to Be" which became the basis for the song "Grace"
which he co-wrote with the late Jeff Buckley; as well as Lucas perennial
concert classics "Bra Joe from Kilimanjaro", Kraftwerk's "Autobahn", and a furious
steel guitar workout on "The Songstress on
the Edge of Heaven".
Unofficial copies of the EP are already circulating
and have been played on London's KISS FM, as well as being mixed into the
live concert performances of DJ Riz Maslen (Neotropic), with whom Gary has
recorded as Jet Stream Tokyo.