Little Feat announces ‘Waiting For Columbus: Super Deluxe Edition’ Reissue. Enjoy previously unreleased “Fat Man in the Bathtub” (Live at The Rainbow, London, England, 8/2/77) Check out Tour Dates!

Published on May 25, 2022
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It’s fitting that Little Feat is on the road this summer as the group celebrates the upcoming 45 anniversary of Waiting For Columbus, one of the greatest live albums ever made. Released in 1978, the live double album featured memorable performances of songs (“Dixie Chicken,” “Willin”’ and “Time Loves A Hero”) that spanned the group’s fantastic career. The first song from the new set, “Fat Man In The Bathtub,” recorded at The Rainbow in London, is available now.

To make the album, Little Feat (backed by the Tower of Power horn section) recorded several shows in the U.K. and U.S. during the band’s 1977 summer tour. Rhino will include three of those performances, which have never been released, in a new boxed set for the album’s 45thanniversary. The unreleased concerts were recorded in Manchester at Manchester City Hall (7/29/77), London at The Rainbow (8/2/77), and Washington D.C. at Lisner Auditorium (8/10/77).

WAITING FOR COLUMBUS: SUPER DELUXE EDITION is an 8-CD boxed set that will be released on July 29 for $99.98. It includes a newly remastered version of the original double album on CD and three unreleased concerts. In addition, all the music will be available on the same day from digital and streaming services and is available for pre-order now.

Rhino.com is offering multiple bundles of the new collection that will be released the same day, including the Super Deluxe Edition ($139.98) bundled a with a newly remastered 2LP edition of the original album and a reissue of the Japanese 7″ single for “Oh Atlanta” b/w “Willin’.”

Little Feat originally released Waiting For Columbus on February 10, 1978. The platinum-certified double album cemented the band’s reputation as one of the premier live bands of the 1970s. When it was recorded, the group included: Lowell George (vocals, guitar), Paul Barrere (guitar, vocals), Bill Payne (keyboard, vocals), Richie Hayward (drums, vocals), Sam Clayton (percussion, vocals), and Kenny Gradney (bass).

Waiting For Columbus touches on songs from all six of the studio albums Little Feat released between 1971 and 1977. The dynamic performances showcase the sextet’s inimitable fusion of blues, country, jazz, and New Orleans R&B on signature tracks like “Fat Man In The Bathtub,” “Oh Atlanta,” and “Sailin’ Shoes.”

WAITING FOR COLUMBUS: SUPER DELUXE EDITION is the definitive edition of this classic. It includes unreleased live versions of songs that appeared on the original (“Rocket In My Pocket” and “Spanish Moon”), along with several that didn’t, like “Cold, Cold, Cold,” “Rock And Roll Doctor,” “Skin It Back” and a cover of Allen Toussaint’s “On Your Way Down.”

Head to Rhino for full track listing and ordering information.

https://store.rhino.com/artist/little-feat/waiting-for-columbus-8cd.html

WAITING FOR COLUMBUS 45TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Tour Dates

JUNE

2-4  Camp Greensky Music Festival 2022     Caledonia, MI

JULY

21    Taft Theatre                                             Cincinnati, OH

23    Brown County Music Center                  Nashville, IN

24    The Factory At The District                    Chesterfield, MO

26    Gillioz Theatre                                        Springfield, MO

27    Uptown Theater                                      Kansas City, MO

29    Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre                 Englewood, CO

AUGUST

1      Sandy Amphitheater                                Sandy, UT

3      The Elm                                                   Bozeman, MT

4      Kettlehouse Amphitheater                      Bonner, MT

6      Moore Theatre                                         Seattle, WA

7      Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall                Portland, OR

9      Fox Theater                                             Oakland, CA

10    Crest Theatre                                           Sacramento, CA

12    Theatre At Ace Hotel                              Los Angeles, CA

14    Humphreys Concerts By The Bay          San Diego, CA

15    Celebrity Theatre                                    Phoenix, AZ

26    The Big Blues Bender 2022                    Las Vegas, NV

SEPTEMBER

16    Knight Theater                                        Charlotte, NC

17    Watermelon Pickers Festival 2022         Berryville, VA

25    Point Of The Bluff Vineyards                 Hammondsport, NY

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