Little Feat’s Live ‘Waiting For Columbus’ Gets Super Deluxe Edition

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Little Feat’s classic live album, 1978’s Waiting For Columbus, is getting a Super Deluxe Edition. The significantly expanded collection arrives July 29, 2022, as a 8-CD box set (and other configurations) via Rhino with many previously unreleased concerts. The band is on the road this summer celebrating the upcoming 45th anniversary of the original two-LP set, considered by many to be one of the greatest live albums ever made.

Released on Feb. 10, 1978, the live double album featured memorable performances of songs like “Dixie Chicken,” “Willin’” and “Time Loves a Hero” that spanned the group’s career.

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 45th anniversary. 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 includes a newly remastered version of the original double album on CD and three unreleased concerts.


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). An ad for the album from Warner Bros. Records blared “A whole double album’s worth of raw goods! Performed on stage, in front of wild, screaming partisans!”

Waiting For Columbus touches on songs from all six 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 Track Listing

CD/LP One: Original Album
1. “Join The Band”
2. “Fat Man In The Bathtub”
3. “All That You Dream”
4. “Oh Atlanta”
5. “Old Folks Boogie”
6. “Time Loves A Hero”
7. “Day Or Night”
8. “Mercenary Territory”
9. “Spanish Moon”
CD/LP Two: Original Album
1. “Dixie Chicken”
2. “Tripe Face Boogie”
3. “Rocket In My Pocket”
4. “Willin’”
5. “Don’t Bogart That Joint”
6. “A Apolitical Blues”
7. “Sailin’ Shoes”
8. “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now”

CD Three: Live at Manchester City Hall (7/29/77)
1. “Walkin’ All Night” *
2. “Skin It Back” *
3. “Fat Man In The Bathtub” *
4. “Red Streamliner” *
5. “Oh Atlanta” *
6. “Day At The Dog Races” *
7. “All That You Dream” *
8. “On Your Way Down” *
9. “Time Loves A Hero” *
10. “Day Or Night” *

CD Four: Live at Manchester City Hall (7/29/77)
1. “Rock And Roll Doctor” *
2. “Old Folks Boogie” *
3. “Dixie Chicken” *
4. “Tripe Face Boogie” *
5. “Willin’/Don’t Bogart That Joint” *
6. “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” *
7. “Rocket In My Pocket” *
8. “Sailin’ Shoes” *
9. “Teenage Nervous Breakdown” *

CD Five: Live at The Rainbow, London, (8/2/77)
1. “Walkin’ All Night” *
2. “Fat Man In The Bathtub” *
3. “Red Streamliner” *
4. “Oh Atlanta” *
5. “Day At The Dog Races” *
6. “All That You Dream” *
7. “Mercenary Territory”
8. “On Your Way Down” *
9. “Skin It Back”
10. “Old Folks Boogie” *

CD Six: Live at The Rainbow, London, (8/2/77)
1. “Rock And Roll Doctor” *
2. “Cold Cold Cold” *
3. “Dixie Chicken” *
4. “Tripe Face Boogie” *
5. “Willin’/Don’t Bogart That Joint” *
6. “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” *
7. “Rocket In My Pocket”
8. “Spanish Moon” *
9. “A Apolitical Blues” *
10. “Teenage Nervous Breakdown” *

CD Seven: Live at Lisner Auditorium, Washington, D.C. (8/10/77)
1. “Walkin’ All Night” *
2. “Red Streamliner” *
3. “Fat Man In The Bathtub” *
4. “Day At The Dog Races” *
5. “All That You Dream” *
6. “On Your Way Down”
7. “Time Loves A Hero” *
8. “Day Or Night” *
9. “Skin It Back” *

CD Eight: Live at Lisner Auditorium, Washington, D.C. (8/10/77)
1. “Oh Atlanta” *
2. “Old Folks Boogie” *
3. “Dixie Chicken” *
4. “Tripe Face Boogie” *
5. “Feats Don’t Fail Me Now” *
6. “Rocket In My Pocket” *
7. “Sailin’ Shoes” *
8. “Teenage Nervous Breakdown” *

Amazon US-
Little Feat - Waiting for Columbus (Super Deluxe Edition) - Amazon.com Music
Amazon Canada-
Waiting for Columbus (Super Deluxe Edition): Little Feat: Amazon.ca: Music

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I love this album. I hope it comes down a bit in price. $99 is just too high.

UFO did the same deal with their "Strangers In The Night" live album. Also an 8 disc set. I think I paid $60 for it. Now it's on Amazon for $35.
 

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I saw them during this tour and it was a great show; however, I already own the first issue double-LP, an early single CD (with some tracks cut out), and the MFSL CD. I don't need another version.

It would be great to have some of their studio albums in surround, but an ambient multi-channel of Waiting For Columbus has little appeal and even if it were included in the box would not sway me to purchase.
 

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I wonder if ANY Little Feat multi's even exist today. The Lowell George Feat albums would be heaven in a discrete 5.1.
Just peeked at my boot of the Rainbow concert, man I miss these guys.

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