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Robert Ellis On World Cafe | April 22, 2014

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  • Photo Credit: Davis Ayer/Courtesy of the artist

Robert Ellis and his road band perform songs from his fine third album, The Lights From the Chemical Plant, in this World Cafe session. After his last record, 2011's Photographs, Ellis wanted to push his music in less of a country-oriented direction, so he worked on the new album with producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings Of Leon).

Ellis also discusses his love for the songcraft of Paul Simon and describes how growing up on the industrial south coast of Texas led to these new songs.

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Tracklisting:

(( )) for interlude music

San Fermin "Methuselah" San Fermin
Kathleen Edwards "6 O'Clock News" Failer
Man Man "Head On" On Oni Pond
Asgeir "King & Cross" In the Silence
((Robert Ellis “Only Lies” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Robert Ellis "Good Intentions" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Robert Ellis "Only Lies" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Robert Ellis "Sing Along" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
((Robert Ellis “Good Intentions” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Jesse Winchester "Brand New Tennessee Walt" The Best of Jesse Winchester
Nickel Creek "Destination" A Dotted Line 
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings "Stranger to My Happiness" Give The People What They Want
Otis Redding "Pain In My Heart" The Otis Redding Story
((Robert Ellis “Sing Along” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Andrew Bird "A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left" Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production of Eggs
Future Islands "Seasons (Waiting On You)" Singles
Peter Gabriel "That Voice Again" So
The War on Drugs "Under The Pressure" Lost in the Dream
Bob Dylan "If Not For You" Another Self Portrait
Ryan Adams "Lucky Now" Ashes & Fire
((Rosanne Cash “Money Road” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Tom Waits "Walking Spanish" Rain Dogs
Lake Street Dive "You Go Down Smooth" Bad Self Portraits
John Lennon "Instant Kharma" Working Class Hero: The Definitive Lennon
Jack White "High Ball Stepper" Lazaretto
((Buddy Guy “Blues Don’t Care” Rhythm and Blues))
Chrissie Hynde "Dark Sunglasses" Stockholm
Modest Mouse "Dashboard" We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Arcade Fire "Afterlife" Reflektor
The Meters "Africa" Rejuvenation
((Antibalas “The Ratcatcher” Recorded Live for the World Cafe))