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Classic Album Review: Little Feat | Waiting for Columbus: Expanded Edition

This expanded reissue makes one of the greatest live albums in history even better.

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This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


Lowell George and Little Feat were one of the greatest live bands of the ’70s. So it has always rankled me that their one official live album — 1978’s Waiting for Columbus — has been so woefully mistreated.

Up until now, you couldn’t even get the entire double-album on CD — two songs were cut so the set fit onto one disc. This lavish Rhino reissue not only reinstates the missing cuts, but adds seven unreleased encore tracks and three extra tunes that ended up on the hits set Hoy-Hoy! Among the newbies are unexpectedly jammy, southern-fried roots-funk classics like Rock and Roll Doctor, Skin it Back, On Your Way Down, and Cold, Cold, Cold along with the intricate jazz-pop fusion of Day At The Dog Races. Toss in some excellent liner notes and photos and you’ve got a package that manages to make one of the 10 best live albums ever recorded even better. Irresistible.