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David Eugene Edwards. It’s difficult to find a performer in the current rock and indie scenes that matches his voice or rivals his stage presence. You'll have to go back a couple of decades at least… Jim Morrison? Ian Curtis? These are the legends that come to mind when looking for a frontman of equal charisma as David Eugene Edwards, someone who really can cast a spell over an audience like the singer and guitarist from Denver, Colorado.
In cooperation with Glitterhouse Records, we're thrilled to announce the release of Wovenhand's Live at Roepaen. It's available in both CD and 180-gram double LP formats, each with an accompanying DVD. It doesn't get much better than this.
A Wovenhand concert always is a special event, a deep experience of emotional intensity that sucks you in, turns over body and soul and spits you out leaving a feeling of purification. This is not your average rock & roll concert; this is a life-changing experience. Ordy Garrison (drums), Pascal Humbert (bass, guitar) and Jeff Linsenmeier (keyboards) melt into David’s guitar- and banjo-playing, support his vocals and his shamanic spoken work passages and form a powerful entity that masters everything from the most filigree and quiet sounds to an intense rock crescendo that puts most metal bands to shame.
This exact line-up (Edwards, Garrison, Humbert and Linsenmeier) plus Greek percussion player Lukas Metaxas played a show in an old church in Ottersum (Netherlands) in October 2010. An ancient building well known for its very special atmosphere and amazing acoustics, the room was the perfect setting for Wovenhand’s first live album – Live At Roepaen. And due to high-end recording facilities the sound is sensational and of course, without overdubs. Every song (three stem from Folklore, 16 Horsepower’s swan song) is a significant progression from the studio version and the whole album acts as the missing piece in the band’s recorded output.
On top of this both the CD as well as the 180 gram double-vinyl version will come with a bonus DVD of the gig, filmed on location with 8 cameras by WDR’s Rockpalast crew. And last but not least Live At Roepaen will feature the complete magic evening and adds 20 minutes to the original Rockpalast television broadcast.
This live album is not only a must for every fan; it sets the standard for all future audio and visual live releases. And it is the ideal entrance into David Eugene Edwards’ wonderful and unique musical cosmos.
Please note that Sounds Familyre is distributing Live at Roepaen to North America only. If you're ordering outside of North America, please go to the good people at Glitterhouse Records.)
1 Hutterite Mile
2 Swedish Purse
3 Speaking Hands
4 Sinking Hands
5 His Rest
7 Horse Head Fiddle
8 Orchard Gate
9 Kingdom Of Ice
10 Singing Grass
11 Deerskin Roll
12 Raise Her Hands
13 Whistling Girl
14 Off The Cuff
(Please note: the Live at Roepaen DVD is Region Code 0, which means it is designed to play in any country. The DVD is formatted in PAL, which can occasionally result in compatibility issues with some North American DVD players. Compatibility issues are usually resolved by playing the DVD on a computer).