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November 22, 2005

Bill Frisell – Further East / Further West available for download

Filed under: Music — Tom @ 9:06 am

A quick check of the Bill Frisell site shows that the promised “additional” East/West material (Frisell’s fantastic new live album, released Summer 2005) is now available. I’m thrilled to see some options of download format – I had been worried it was going to be crappy low-bitrate mp3s or, much worse, the DRM-protected WMV format, but I’m glad to say that buyers have the option of grabbing compressed, lossy files in the form of both mp3s and AAC (Apple format,) and compressed, non-lossy FLAC files. The files can also be purchased at Itunes and Napster, but why would you limit yourself like that? Get at least the mp3s from the Songtone site so you aren’t chained to a particular player, or spend the extr $2.99 and get the FLAC files and decide for yourself what lossy format you want to use. As an incentive, Songtone is including a free download of artwork with your purchase.

Here’s the line-up:


1. Lookout for Hope (9:47)
2. Monroe (7:02)
3. Big Shoe (7:50)
4. Egg Radio (11:10)

total time: (36:06)

Bill Frisell – guitar, loops
Viktor Krauss – bass
Kenny Wollesen – drums


1. Lost Highway (10:48)
2. Masters of War (9:00)
3. What The World Needs Now (5:21)
4. Somewhere Over The Rainbow (4:03)
5. Prelude/Body and Soul (3:04)
6. Paradox (6:33)
7. Cluck Old Hen (2:16)

total time: (41:10)

Bill Frisell – electric & acoustic guitars, loops
Tony Scherr – bass, acoustic guitar
Kenny Wollesen – drums, percussion



  1. Depending on one’s taste, “Further East / Further West” just might be better than “East / West” itself.

    Comment by Gib Sahafi — December 20, 2005 @ 3:13 pm | Reply

  2. I want a copy of Somewhere Over the Rainbow that is in disc
    two, number 4.

    Comment by Shirley Fitzgerald — October 11, 2009 @ 12:38 pm | Reply

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