Nick Cave Songs - 1997

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There Is A Kingdom
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: The Boatman's Call
Live performance history: Played by the Bad Seeds only in London on 07/06/03 and on 23/05/03, by the solo quartet 4 times in 2002 and once in 2003.

Idiot Prayer
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: The Boatman's Call
Live performance history: never played

Where Do We Go Now, But Nowhere
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: The Boatman's Call
Live performance history: One unique solo performance in Antwerpen 22/1/99. Before that, Nick read the text twice in the February 1995 Brussels readings.

Green Eyes
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: The Boatman's Call
Live performance history: Played with Nick reading the lyrics and a tape with Nick singing in the background, on the 6/9/96 Dublin performance, and read only once in 1999 in Mantova.
Comments: PJ Harvey's "Green Eyes" is not the same song.
Into My Arms
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: The Boatman's Call and on single.
Other released versions:
  1. The Garden's Voice
  2. Lending The Garden A Voice
  3. Artysci PiosenkiS or W Moich Ramionach, with Stanislaw Sojka
  4. W Moich Ramionach, solo version 2006 DVD release of 1999 concert
  5. Viva La Poesia
  6. God Is In The House
  7. The Black Sessions
Live debut: Nick first played this song when he did a soundtrack to the silent movie Joan Of Arc with The Dirty Three in London, 27/8/95. With The Bad Seeds, the song was first played on 19/1/96, Auckland.
Live performance history: Played about a dozen times in 1996, and on all 70 shows in 1997 and 1998. Also played during numerous public solo performances and TV appearances of Nick in these years and during solo shows from 1999 to 2004 and in 2007 and 2009. Special occasions include 26/10/97 Rome, "World Food Day", FAO benefit, and Michael Hutchence's funeral in Sydney's St. Andrew's Cathedral on 27/11/97. On 14/3/99 in Wroclaw, Nick did the song with Polish artists. Also played during the Bad Seeds shows from 2001 to 2004, and 2008-2009.
Video clip: Jonathan Glazier; Nick Cave. The story goes that Nick was not satified with Glazier's video clip. Nick then changed it, after which Glazier did no longer want his name attached to the final version.
Other Artists Version: A Greek version by Dionisis Savopoulos; live versions by Veda Hille, Liss Ard 5/9/98, Tea Party Toronto 8/6/99, and Mercury Rev, Wolverhampton 11/1/99. Further covers by Petra Jean Phillipsons, Embrace.
Comment: Into My Arms is used in the 1998 film The Zero Effect.
Far From Me
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: The Boatman's Call
Other released versions:
  1. Two Lectures
  2. W Moich Ramionach
  3. Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2008 release)
Live performance history: played on all 40 1997 and most 1998 shows, usually as the opening song. Also played on MTV's Live and Loud, and solo in Edinburgh, 22/8/98 and in 1999. Back in the Bad Seeds' tour of 2008 for a couple of times.
(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: The Boatman's Call and on single.
First known performance: London, 15/8/96
Live performance history: Played twice in August 1996, and it was played on about half of the 1997 shows, and only once in 1998 in Athens, Greece. One unique solo performance in Amsterdam 23/1/99. Ten years later the song was played 3 times on the An Evening With Nick Cave Tour. A studio outtake version circulates.
Video clip: Angela Conway
Covered by: Lisa Miller, Jimmy Little

Black Hair
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: The Boatman's Call
Other released versions: Live performance history: First played with the Bad Seeds on 14 and 15 august 1996 in London, but earlier Nick had done a version with Warren Ellis at the 7/7/96 Poetry Olympics festival in London. Played on most 1997 shows and a few public sessions that year and at the 28/5/98 London Amnesty Int. gig and in January 1999. A studio outtake version circulates.
Comments: This one certainly is about PJ Harvey.

Brompton Oratory
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: The Boatman's Call
Other Released Versions:
  1. Live At The Royal Albert Hall
  2. W Moich Ramionach, 2006 DVD release of 1999 concert
  3. The Black Sessions
Live performance history: Played only on the European 1997 tour, because in Australia, they didn't have Nick's casio with them! Back in the set in almost all shows in 1998. Three 1997 session performances: Willemsen's Woche (Nick and Blixa), MTV's Live and Loud, and Liss Ard (Nick solo). Also played on the 11/5/98 Keith Cameron show. Piano solo performances in 1999 and 2000.
Comments: It's a church in London.

Lime Tree Arbour
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: The Boatman's Call
Other Released Versions: Live At The Royal Albert Hall and God Is In The House.
Live performance history: played on all shows in 1997 and 1998, and most of 2001 and 2002, usually as the 2nd song. Also played on the 11/5/98 Keith Cameron show. Played by the solo quartet in 2006, 2007 ands 2009.

West Country Girl
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: The Boatman's Call
Other released versions on:
  1. Two Lectures
  2. Viva La Poesia
  3. W Moich Ramionach, 2006 DVD release of 1999 concert
  4. The Black Sessions
Live performance history: played on all 40 1997, and more than half of the 1998 shows. Also played on MTV's Live and Loud, and a version with Nick on piano and Warren on violin in the 31/10/97 London benefit gig, where Nick changed the last line to: "and meows, `He loves you, Polly Jean'". Solo/quartet performances from 1999 to 2009, very often as opening song. Also played during the 2001 and 2003 Bad Seeds tours. A studio outtake version circulates.

People Ain't No Good
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: The Boatman's Call
Other released versions:
  1. Liss Ard Vol. 1
  2. The Garden's Voice
  3. Two Lectures
  4. W Moich Ramionach
  5. Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2008 release)
  6. Viva La Poesia
Live performance history: played on all 40 1997 Bad Seeds shows, and returned in November 2008 and 2009. Numerous solo/quartet performances from 1997 to 2009.
Covered by: Lloyd Cole, Kathryn Willams, Miss Derringer.

Little Empty Boat
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Into My Arms single
Live performance history: Played once with the Bad Seeds on 14/8/96, London, and on solo performances by Nick in 1997 - 2001, usually as closing song: Liss Ard, Jazz Cafe, Belfast, the 28/5/98 London Amnesty Int. gig and in 1999.

Right Now I'm A-Roaming
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Into My Arms single
Live performance history: Played in some summer 1999 solo shows and in the solo quartet shows in 2006-2007.
Cover Version: by Herman Brood with the title "When I Get Home". U2 covered this song after Herman's death, at their concert in Arnhem, The Netherlands on July 31, 2001.

Come Into My Sleep
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Are You The One... single
Live performance history: Played 3 times only at the beginning of the 1997 European tour because Blixa liked to play it. Mick Harvey played it live in his 3 song solo support act to the Bad Seeds free concert at the London Astoria on 10/5/97. Then around the time of Mick Harvey's cover release, the song was picked up again by the Bad Seeds in 2005, and also by the solo quartet for 2 performances that year.

Babe, I Got You Bad
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on: Are You The One... single
Live performance history: Never played. A studio outtake version circulates.

The Big Hurt
Written by: Wayne Shanklin
Officially released on: Soho, the Mojo soundtrack
Other artists' versions: Toni Fisher(1959), Scott Walker (1966)
Comment: performed with Gallon Drunk.

Mojo
Written by: Nick Cave, Tim Friese-Green
Officially released on: Soho, the Mojo soundtrack

Love Letter
Written by: Nick Cave
Officially released on:
  1. Two Lectures
  2. No More Shall We Part
Live performance history: first known performance in the 1997 Loladamusica special. Next the song was played at the 28/5/98 London Amnesty Int. gig. Further solo performances from 1999 to 2009 to. Also played on the March 2001 David Letterman show. First Bad Seeds performances at the 8/4/2001 Vienna radio gig and then every now and then during the Bad Seeds shows in 2001 and 2002 as well as 2008 and 2009.
Video clip by: Tony Mahony

Still Your Face Comes Shining Through
Written by: Nick Cave
Live performance history: Live debut: 11/10/1997 London Jazz Cafe and later in Belfast. Then played once with The Bad Seeds on 26/11/97, Sydney. On all these occasions Kylie Minogue joined. A solo version appears in the 1997 Loladamusica special.
Written by: Never released, but some lines of the song were recycled for use 7 years later. The title was used in "Breathless" and the lines "You weren't much of a muse, but then I weren't much of a poet" appeared in "There She Goes, My Beautiful World".
The Farewell Song
Written by: Nick Cave and Mick Harvey
Officially released on: Go For Gold movie, and then in 2006 on Mick Harvey's CD Motion Picture Music 94-05.
Comment: a most unusual Nick Cave song... Nick almost unrecognizable in this song breathing a Mediterranean atmosphere.

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