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Listen to a live album of Arcade Fire’s Relektor tour covers

on September 03, 2014, 2:57pm

Photo by Philip Cosores

As you may have heard, Arcade Fire covered a whole bunch of covers during their world tour in support of Reflektor. By our count, the band paid homage to at least 35 different artists, from legends like Prince, Neil Young, and The Rolling Stones to contemporaries such as Feist, Wolf Parade, and Pixies. Along the way, they were joined by some special guests, including David Byrne, Mavis Staples, Marky Ramone, and Buster Poindexter himself, New York Dolls’ David Johansen.

Hopefully Arcade Fire eventually releases a live album chronicling their epic Reflektor tour, but in the meantime, we went ahead and compiled recordings of these various covers for a bootleg live album. Do note that the sound quality isn’t always the best.

Tracklist:
01. Prince – Controversy
02. Blondie – Heart of Glass -> Sprawl II w/ Debbie Harry
03. Dead Kennedys – California Über Alles
04. INXS – Devil Inside
05. Bo Diddley – Who Do You Love?
06. The Ramones – I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement -> I Wanna Be Sedated w/ Marky Ramone
07. The Smiths – London
08. Pixies – Alec Eiffel
09. ABBA – Chiquitita
10. Suicide – Dream Baby Dream w/ David Byrne
11. Working For The Weekend -> Feist – I Feel It All
12. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Hey Tonight
13. Kansas – Dust in the Wind
14. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown
15. Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing -> Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
16. Buster Poindexter – Hot Hot Hot w/ Buster Poindexter
17. R.E.M. – Radio Free Europe
18. Fugazi – Waiting Room
19. Boyz II Men – Motownphilly
20. Stevie Wonder – Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
21. This Could Be The Last Time (Staples Sisters) -> The Last Time (The Rolling Stones) w/ Mavis Staples
22. Echo & The Bunnymen – The Cutter w/ Ian McCulloch
23. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit -> Rococo
24. Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F -> Normal Person
25. The Clash – I’m So Bored With the U.S.A.
26. DEVO – Uncontrollable Urge
27. Wolf Parade – I’ll Believe In Anything
28. Huey Lewis & The News – Back in Time -> Here Comes the Night Time

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Faith
September 4, 2014 at 11:33 am

What about their Feist cover?

LAURA BE
September 4, 2014 at 10:04 am

REALLY surprised the Lou Reed “Perfect Day” cover isn’t on this track listing. I have a fairly high quality recording of it. Who do I send it to, COS?

Alex Young
September 4, 2014 at 11:02 am

I couldn’t find any audio! Send it along to info@consequenceofsound.net

ChristelleSJ
September 4, 2014 at 9:15 am

The correct title to Wolf Parade is ‘I’ll Believe In Anything’ .

PorkChopLive
September 3, 2014 at 4:08 pm

I hate to be this guy, but Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown is technically a Crazy Horse song. The songwriter and lead vocalist was Danny Whitten, and it was first released on the self titled Crazy Horse album, before Neil put it on his Tonight’s The Night album after Danny’s death.

Nora Muhlenfeld
September 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm

I remember when Wolf Parade were just getting big and they opened for Arcade Fire. They did a great job covering this song. Would have like to have seen that. It’s just a shame Spencer refuses to remember how to play this song.

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