Mr. Misunderstood on the Rocks Live & (Mostly) Unplugged

Mr. Misunderstood on the Rocks Live & (Mostly) Unplugged

by Eric Church



An EP recorded during Eric Church's two-night stint at Red Rocks during August 2016, the six-track Mr. Misunderstood on the Rocks Live and (Mostly) Unplugged delivers what the title promises -- live recordings of songs from 2015's Mr. Misunderstood where Church is generally anchored on an acoustic. This doesn't mean he's alone: apart from "Knives of New Orleans" and a closing cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah," which was recorded months before the songwriter's death, he's supported by his full band, most of them playing relatively softly if they're not playing acoustic instruments. "Mistress Named Music" gets expanded into a medley featuring a bunch of '70s singer/songwriter mainstays plus George Strait's "Troubadour" -- a quick and effective portrait of Church's roots -- and "Mixed Drinks About Feelings" is performed as a duet with backup singer Joanna Cotten, but the real reason the EP is worthwhile is the overall feel of the performances. Stripped back to their sinew, Church and his band sound stronger than they did on the overblown Caught in the Act, and just a year after their release, the songs are seeming like modern classics.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/2017
Label: Capitol Nashville
UPC: 0602557168235
catalogNumber: 002583902

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eric Church   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Jeff Cease   Dobro,Piano,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Craig Wright   Drums
Lee Hendricks   Piano,Bass Guitar
Joanna Cotten   Tambourine,Background Vocals
Driver Williams   Electric Guitar
Jeff Hyde   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Billy Joel   Composer
Kenny Loggins   Composer
Lowell George   Composer
Bob Seger   Composer
Monty Holmes   Composer
Leslie Satcher   Composer
Luke Dick   Composer
Eric Church   Composer
John Peets   Producer
Jeremy Spillman   Composer
Travis Meadows   Composer
Jeff Hyde   Composer
Ryan Tyndell   Composer
Ben Rigby   Engineer

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