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Various Artists - Live at the World Cafe Three Flights Up - World Cafe

David Dye, host of the World Cafe says it best: "This is the best World Cafe CD yet." And on the CD, David and the World Cafe staff present 17 of the most incredible live performances recorded exclusively for the national syndicated show. Train, Steve Winwood, Phil Roy, Daniel Lanois, Ben Harper, Los Lonely Boys, John Eddie, Alexi Murdoch, Rosanne Cash, Joe Jackson, Pete Yorn, Amy Rigby, Azam Ali, Damien Rice, Mark Knopfler, Richard Thompson and Ziggy Marley make the all-star cut on this all-star edition, Three Flights Up.

Why Three Flights Up? This CD is named after the three flights of stairs artists climbed when they came to WXPN and the World Caf�. They literally had to walk their gear up three flights to get to the old World Cafe studios. Our old, beautiful building has no elevator - not a challenge for Alexi Murdoch, if it's just him and his acoustic guitar. But if you're the Los Lonely Boys and you've got stacks of Marshall amps and a big drum kit...well, lets just say each band that drags their equipment those three flights up, comes back down in much better shape!

Track List - All Songs are Recorded Live Performances from the World Cafe Studios at WXPN in Philadelphia
1 Damien Rice - Volcano
2 Pete Yorn - Come Back Home
3 Train - Calling All Angels
4 Daniel Lanois - Shine
5 Rosanne Cash - Seven Year Ache
6 Mark Knopfler - Marble Town
7 John Eddie - Let Me Down Hard
8 Steve Winwood - Why Can't We Live Together
9 Ben Harper - With My Own Two Hands
10 Los Lonely - Boys Heaven
11 Ziggy Marley - True To Myself
12 Phil Roy - Hope In A Hopeless World
13 Amy Rigby - Are We Ever Gonna Have Sex Again
14 Richard Thompson - I'll Tag Along
15 Joe Jackson - Awkward Age
16 Azam Ali - La Serena
17 Alexi Murdoch - Orange Sky