This week’s Album of the Week is a five-track EP from Nicole Atkins, recorded live from the City Winery in Nashville.

The EP includes live versions of some of Nicole’s most popular songs from her previously released album, including two of her most well-known songs, “Neptune City” and “The Way it Is” from her very first release, Neptune City (2007), along with “My Baby Don’t Lie”, “Cry Cry Cry” and “The Tower” from Mondo Amore (2011).

Track Listing

  1. Neptune City (Live)
  2. My Baby Don’t Lie (Live)
  3. The Way It Is (Live)
  4. Cry Cry Cry (Live)
  5. The Tower (Live)

Verdict: 3 Stars (3 / 5)

Slow Phaser by Nicole Adams

Apple Music

“A voice that could melt the heart of a devil… When Nicole Atkins sings, she sounds like Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline and Janis Joplin all rolled into one voice.” – NPR

“… a soaring, dramatically powerful voice.” – New York Times

“Atkins has a big voice full of longing, Loretta Lynn elegance and slightly surreal folk-pop that evoke moonlit walks with the shadows closing in.” – Rolling Stone

Her voice is that of a tremolo-fuelled siren, at once adult and nakedly emotional…” – BBC

Blurb from Noisetrade

Named Rolling Stone’s “Top 10 Artists To Watch” in 2007 for her debut album Neptune City, Nicole Atkins has appeared on numerous late night TV shows, including “The Late Show with David Letterman”, “Conan”, and “Later… with Jools Holland”, and featured in media outlets ranging from the New York Times to Time magazine.

She has toured throughout the US and Europe, both headlining and also touring with The Black Keys, Mavis Staples, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Primal Scream, Chris Isaak and the Avett Brothers.

Currently in the studio recording her fourth studio album, Nicole is excited to share this exclusive Noisetrade bundle, Nicole Atkins Live @ City Winery (from the Eldon Thacker Show). Recorded in June 2016. The bundle includes live versions of some of Nicole’s most popular songs from her previously released album, including two of her most well-known songs, “Neptune City” and “The Way it Is” from her very first release, Neptune City (2007), along with “My Baby Don’t Lie”, “Cry Cry Cry” and “The Tower” from Mondo Amore (2011).

Nicole recently debuted a new song, “A Little Crazy”, on the season finale of the new Showtime series “Roadies”, directed by Cameron Crowe. The recording of “A Little Crazy” is available via Stardog Records /Republic Records as part of the soundtrack album for the show.