Courtney Barnett – MTV Unplugged Live In Melbourne is now out physically on CD and aqua blue vinyl via Milk! Records / Remote Control. Stream here and watch full video playlist here. Watch the video for ‘Nameless, Faceless‘ via the image below.
On October 22nd 2019, Courtney Barnett performed a unique and special show at the invitation of MTV Australia in her hometown of Melbourne. The “Unplugged” performance features Barnett as you’ve never heard her before, warm, vulnerable and emotional. Under a garland of lights and a canopy of florals in the outdoor courtyard of Howler, Barnett performed a stirring set of eight songs to an intimate audience including ‘Depreston’, ‘Avant Gardener’ and ‘Sunday Roast’. Joined by her usual band Dave Mudie and Bones Sloane, she also enlisted cellist Lucy Waldron.
Barnett made the night even more iconic by inviting some of her favourite musicians to collaborate including legendary songwriter Paul Kelly, angelically-voiced New Zealander Marlon Williams and Milk! Records label-mate Evelyn Ida Morris. The performances included covers of Leonard Cohen, Archie Roach and Seeker Lover Keeper as well as a never-before-heard original track from Courtney herself titled ‘Play It On Repeat’.
Courtney Barnett said about her performance “I love playing to Melbourne crowds…I wanted to have a mixture of old songs, new songs and covers, and tracks that we don’t perform all the time – it’s been interesting to see the songs through a different filter, and it brings out this other emotional side to the music and the lyrics”.
She continued, “Unplugged is so nostalgic for me. We had two Unplugged Records in our CD collection growing up and I know those records inside out because we listened to them every day.”
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