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Father John Misty shares new live album ‘Off Key: In Hamburg’

Father John Misty has today shared a surprise live album titled Off-Key in Hamburg which is available exclusively Bandcamp with the proceeds from the record going toward MusiCares’ COVID-19 relief fund.

The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease was first officially identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of March 23rd, more than 342,410 cases of COVID-19 have been officially confirmed but the actual number is thought to be much higher due to substantial under-reporting of cases.

With more than 14,762 people having died from the virus, COVID-19 has now spread into more than 180 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and North America. Given the exponential growth in cases in countries like Italy, Spain and the UK, the WHO have now stated that Europe was the current centre of the pandemic.

Josh Tillman recorded the 20-song set at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie on August 8th, 2019, where FJM was accompanied by the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt for the special performance.

The show was lauded by fans for the surprise addition of 2017’s favourite ‘Leaving L.A’ which is taken from his Pure Comedy LP. The track does weigh in at over 13 minutes which is perhaps the reason why he has only performed it live on several occasions.

Off-Key in Hamburg marks Misty’s second live album, acting as the follow up for his Live At Third Man Records release in 2018. You can buy Tilman’s latest release here on Bandcamp and donate money to a good cause at the same time.

Off-Key in Hamburg Tracklist:

  1. Hangout at the Gallows
  2. Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
  3. Mr. Tillman
  4. Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All
  5. The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apt.
  6. Strange Encounter
  7. Total Entertainment Forever
  8. Things It Would’ve Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
  9. Ballad of the Dying Man
  10. A Bigger Paper Bag
  11. I Went to the Store One Day
  12. Nancy From Now On
  13. Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins)
  14. Please Don’t Die
  15. The Palace
  16. God’s Favorite Customer
  17. Pure Comedy
  18. Holy Shit
  19. I Love You, Honeybear
  20. Leaving L.A.
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