one of the first live performances by Will Oldham as Bonnie Prince Billy.
The songs here are from the BPB debut EP Blue Lotus Feet (1998), but these live recordings are extended versions of them. Where the album version of for instance When Thy Song Flows Through Me (listen at 16:44) is only two and a half mins, this song lasts for almost 10 mins, creating a special repetitive atmosphere inherent to the Hare Khrishna songs they originally are, but distinctively interpreted by Oldham and his band.
Intro (dutch commentary): 0:00
"Pole Star Of My Life": 00:54
Interview (by Jan Hiddink): 9:07
"When Thy Song Flows Through Me: 16:44
"I Am The Sky": 26:18
"Blue Lotus Feet": 33:43
It was broadcasted on October 15th 1998 by VPRO’s De Avonden, Radio 5, The Netherlands.
The songs were recorded June 13th 1998 at the Studio Amstel Festival
Vocals/Guitar: Will Oldham
Piano/Organ: David Grubbs
Lead Guitar: Paul Oldham
Bass: Tim Ruth
Drums: Peter Townsend
Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Matt Sweeney - Rudy Foolish