February 25 2005
Benjamin describes the record thusly: It's the classic case of makin' lemonade. I had a show booked on the Lower East Side. 36-hours prior, it was cancelled. What to do? Invite the audience to my apartment! Record the whole show on the fly! I was playing host, engineer, and performer at the same time (roles that are overwhelming enough on their own), but I think it went off like gangbusters. So well, that you can own a little piece of this magical winter's night for yourself. The 14-track CD includes live favorites ('Intent On St. Paul'), most-requested ('Shiver'), unreleased ('Harder To Believe') and cover songs ('Here Comes The Sun'), plus a little bit of storytelling in-between. It goes without saying -- but I will -- that it's a damned good recording.