Simone Felice’s forthcoming live album, 'From the Violent Banks of the Kaaterskill’, a career-encompassing double in the grand ‘70s tradition of ‘Comes Alive!’, ‘Live & Dangerous’ and ‘Alive’, showcases selected works from Simone’s extensive and breathtaking catalogue. Recorded live in the Catskill Mountains with backing from The Felice Brothers and Anna Mitchell, the collection will be released September 18 on Felice’s newly launched label Mighty Hudson Records and Warner Music Australia. Featuring 24 tracks, the set truly captures Simone's rare gift as a songsmith, poet and visionary.
This special collection is vivid proof that Felice's rabid cult following is sure to grow into the stuff of legend. 'From the Violent Banks of the Kaaterskill’ includes raw ballads of squandered grace and dereliction, songs of transient lust and whispered hopes at last light, all delivered with a haunting urgency that speak directly to the wilderness we all possess within. It includes songs from all phases of Simone’s recording career, including Felice Brothers’ favourites like ‘Radio Song’, ‘Your Belly In My Arms’ and ‘Don’t Wake The Scarecrow’; Duke & The King classics like ‘The Morning I Get to Hell’ and ‘Union Street’; and solo favourites like ‘You & I Belong’, 'New York Times', and ‘If You Go to LA’. It also includes some previously unreleased material, a sublime version of Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’, and a recitation of the original poem ‘Country of Echoes’. This truly is a thrilling encapsulation of Simone’s work to date and stands as testimony to the man’s way with words, melody and performance.