French dandy rockers Phoenix exploded last year with their smash hit album Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Early on in the US tour they stopped by the Last.fm Discover Studio record an amazing stripped down set of their hits from the new album. Today, we bring you an exclusive live recording of “Lisztomania” from that session.
On Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix the band created a rich, full sound for their songs. Outside the recording studio, they didn’t have access to all the equipment necessary to completely recreate their songs, so it was interesting how they chose to play them for their Last/fm Discover Session. Thankfully, the guys did not disappoint.
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Armed with just an acoustic guitar, bass, keyboard and singer Thomas Mar’s voice, Phoenix performed simplified versions of their songs that were equally as powerful as their studio counterparts. If anything, stripping out the extra effects only emphasized how great these songs are. If you ever needed proof of Phoenix‘s music talent, or are just looking for a good reason to revisit Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, check out this MP3.com exclusive download of “Lisztomania.”
If you enjoyed that, be sure to head over to Last.fm Discover to check out the rest of the session!