Live at The Royal Mail

by Blues Arcadia

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    Remember live music? Where the bass and drums rattle your ribcage, the guitar traces the line of your spine, keys caress the spaces between and the voice calls up something deep in your soul?
    This is what Blues Arcadia do. And they do it so well, they’ve bottled it for mass consumption.
    "Live at The Royal Mail" is a stunning document of Blues Arcadia’s first performance since the world went into lockdown eight months ago. It also marks the first full band show since the Royal Mail Hotel Goodna in Queensland, the only Australian venue to receive an award from the Blues Foundation in Memphis, reopened in October.

    Blues Arcadia have won kudos of their own: their 2019 album, "Carnival of Fools", debuted at #1 on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Chart and at #5 on the AIR Independent Chart; it earned a five-star review in Brisbane’s Sunday Mail and 4.5 stars in The Weekend Australian Review, also drawing praise from UK and US.
    Based in Brisbane, the five-piece powerhouse that is Blues Arcadia fuses the soul of Stax and Motown with Chicago and Memphis blues to forge a bold Australian hybrid that exudes sweat, tears, dirt, swagger, style and sensitivity in equal measure.

    Like every other act in the country, Blues Arcadia saw its 2020 work diary wiped clean by coronavirus. Festival slots, tours, pub gigs, even intimate backyard events, no show escaped COVID’s dark wrath. But with the end of a year from hell in sight, Blues Arcadia are set to put the tribulations of 2020 behind them and clear the decks for 2021, when they hit the ground running with fresh dates in the tour diary, rekindled energy and a bunch of smoking hot new songs for the release of their second studio album next April.

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    Maybe you weren't there but this cool tee will def make up for it. Beautifully soft with a modern fit. Not too tight in the neck. 100% ring spun combed cotton jersey and ethically manufactured.
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    Include free download of our Xmas single "Come Home For Christmas" as our gift to you.

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    Get all 6 Blues Arcadia releases available on Bandcamp and save 15%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Follow The Leader, Live at The Royal Mail, Come Home For Christmas, Carnival Of Fools, Remedy 7" Limited Edition vinyl, and Blues Arcadia EP. , and , .

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1.
I'm Your Man 05:42
I just got to tell you how I’m feeling Take a little time out on the weekend Didn’t I do everything a man can do I went from part-time to your permanent lover But every Friday night you’re dancing with another Didn’t I do everything a man can do I can’t eat I can’t sleep You got me working like a dog Seven Days a week Our eyes met on Monday Kissed you on Tuesday Got married on a Wednesday All our friends said it felt like Friday Spent the weeknight burning Saturday you’re yearning For the weekend Left me burning Crying for a month of Sundays I just got to tell you how I’m feeling Take a little time out on the weekend Didn’t I do everything a man can do I can’t eat I can’t sleep You got me working like a dog Seven Days a week
2.
Well I wake up in the morning Feel like I could die But I won’t kill myself or nobody else Long as I take my sertraline So I went to see my doctor Fifty dollars for a minute of his time He said I’ll cure your ills With this little white pill Shut up and take your sertraline Somebody tell me why this world is so cold I’m not half the man I used to be But now I’m twice as old What happening to my dreams Drinks and drugs and limousines Mama said that I was gonna be a star I’m in love with somebody She make me want to lose my mind But I can’t get too close Unless I double-dose So I take my sertraline People you know the story Sometimes life can be unkind But I won’t kill myself nor nobody else Long as I take my sertraline Somebody tell me why this world is so cold I’m not half the man I used to be But now I’m twice as old What happening to my dreams Drinks and drugs and limousines Mama said that I was gonna be a star
3.
Remedy 04:25
Life is for living Why does it have to be so hard You dance with the devil And then you stumble in the dark But when you can't find your way I'll be there for you babe Oh I will come to Your rescue Now don't be afraid There is strength in surrender babe And sometimes we're paralysed And made blind By all the choices that we're supposed to make But when you can't find your way All you gotta do is call on me babe Oh I will come to Your rescue We all need someone You're my remedy Can't you see Oh darlin' you're my rescue And I am yours Sometimes I stumble and fall But when I do You come along Give me the strength to carry on Now I am strong enough to be Your rescue
4.
I know you don't want to see me I know you're with somebody new I know that you can't forgive me For walking out baby, on you Well I'm a fool for ever leaving I'm a fool for not coming home I spend my time every evening But in the morning I'm still alone And all I do is call you You leave me hanging on the line Forgive me, take pity on me Pick me up sometime Well I wish I could give you diamonds I wish I could give you gold I wish I could take the time back And lay it all at your door But all I do is call you You leave me hanging on the line Forgive me, take pity on me Pick me up sometime Operator please, won't you pick me up sometime
5.
Tell Me Why 10:02
You said you’d never leave But I knew it all for sure This love was finally over And there was nothing left to say But now that you are gone You’re the only thing I want Just to have and to hold you my arms Oh why do I care so much Tell me why Tell me why I’m still loving you You know I hate that I can’t shake it off This sentimental breakup My friends just don’t understand Oh but what do I care Tell me why Tell me why I’m still loving you And now all I have left of you Is this sad and broken tune That haunts me like a bad, bad dream Enshrouds me in this darkened room Tell me why After all this time Tell me why I’m still loving you
6.
Momma didn’t raise no fool But I can’t find my feet No, momma didn’t raise no fool But I can’t find my feet I lost my shoes to the music On down Shuffle Street I grew up in the music But I been gone a long time I grew up in the music But I been gone a long time Just to pay a little visit I believe I’m gonna stay for a while Oh do you ever, ever feel Do you feel like coming home? Take the train on down Shuffle Street And give me a call ‘Cus way down here Down on Shuffle Street They all still play the blues ‘Cus way down here Down on this dirty street They all still play the blues There’s guitars, twelve whiskey bars And I ain’t sure your shoes Are the only thing you’ll lose So if you’re calling call me a fool Yes if you’re calling call me a fool But I just can’t find my feet I lost my heart to the music In the place I love called Shuffle Street
7.
I can't put my finger on Everything that I've done wrong But there seems to me to be a reason I keep hanging on Love watch over me And I don't know the reason why But for all these bitter tears I cry When I feel it near me almost every day and night Love wash over me Here comes the rain I can feel it falling down my face Hear it calling out my name Here comes the rain You don't have to worry now No need to worry now
8.
Sort It Out 04:21
I’m tired of being clever I’m tired of being smart I’m tired of always being the one to know Where you’ve gone and lost your heart You’re my friend This is the end Go and sort your own shit out Never said I was a saint Never said I’d be your fool Never said you could always cry on my shoulder When them other boys were so cruel You’re my friend This is the end Go and sort your own shit out We grew up together Yeah, we grew up next door Somehow I grew to be your confidante But I’d rather go blind than hear no more You’re my friend This is the end Go and sort your own shit out I want to be your lover I wanna be your man I want you to stop and see what’s in front of you I want you to understand You’re my friend This is the end Go and sort your own shit out I guess this is the story I guess it’s how it goes Everywhere there’s folks in love with each other But nobody ever knows You’re my friend This is the end I guess I’ll go and sort my own shit out
9.
Corner Girls 06:02
Well it's over now Can't say I'll miss this sorry little town With it's narrow walls And the corner girls I guess I'm moving on What I can't carry I'll bury or burn Keep no photographs And when I hear your name I'll be sure to laugh You came like a hurricane Burning without flame You wrapped yourself around me I was lost within the pain Tried to keep on moving You followed everywhere And the ground was dead beneath my feet But you didn't seem to care Always such a scene The dreamer with his dream Slip the needle in Fall for it again And it's always such a scene The dreamer with his dream Slip the needle in Fall for it again And the cloud is in your blood Can't ever get enough No more dying for this love
10.
Dollar Bill 04:33
Well we gonna get high, so high Don’t wanna get low, so low Keep on pushing in the present tense Keep on pushing when you’re on the fence Dollar Bill he don’t make no sense So why you keep on asking About love and what we gonna do now Yeah love, what we gonna do now Yeah love, love, love, what we gonna do now We wanna get high, so high Don’t wanna get low, so low Pay the money but don’t pay the rent Pay the devil when he’s heaven sent Take the time but the time is spent So why you keep on asking About love and what you gonna do now About what we gonna do now Yeah now love, love, love what we gonna do now I’m asking... gonna keep on asking Well we gonna get high, so high Don’t wanna get low, so low Well we gonna get high, so high Don’t wanna get low, so low
11.
Come on baby come on yeah It’s Saturday night Come on baby come on yeah It’s Saturday night Let’s go down to the city And get them big city lights Let's go baby let's go yeah Let’s jump and jive Let's go baby let's go yeah Let’s jump and jive If you don’t know how to do it Give it a little try That’s right baby that’s right Yeah let’s boogaloo That’s right baby that’s right Let’s boogaloo And it’s a one-two-three Don’t step on my blue suede shoes Let’s drink a little whiskey Let’s drink a little wine Let’s drink a little whiskey And drink a little wine Don’t forget you told your mama You’d be early tonight Oh look out baby look out Here comes the police Oh look out baby look out Here comes the police Everybody move right along Ain’t nothing to see Oh let’s go baby let’s go yeah It’s Saturday night Oh let’s go baby let’s go yeah It’s Saturday night Let’s go down to the city And get them big city lights Alright!
12.
I just got to tell you how I’m feeling Take a little time out on the weekend Didn’t I do everything a man can do I went from part-time to your permanent lover But every Friday night you’re dancing with another Didn’t I do everything a man can do I can’t eat I can’t sleep You got me working like a dog Seven Days a week Our eyes met on Monday Kissed you on Tuesday Got married on a Wednesday All our friends said it felt like Friday Spent the weeknight burning Saturday you’re yearning For the weekend Left me burning Crying for a month of Sundays I just got to tell you how I’m feeling Take a little time out on the weekend Didn’t I do everything a man can do I can’t eat I can’t sleep You got me working like a dog Seven Days a week

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Recorded live at The Royal Mail Hotel Goodna, Queensland Australia on 3rd October 2020.

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released November 27, 2020

Vocals - Alan Boyle
Guitar - Chris Harvey
Keys - Paula Girvan
Bass - Jeremy Klysz
Drums - Casper Hall

Recorded by Kevin Hennigs from Storm Audio, Brisbane QLD
Mixed by Casper Hall at Sound Out Studios, Brisbane QLD
Mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering, Melbourne VIC

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Blues Arcadia Brisbane, Australia

Three-time Australian Blues Music Award winners and Australian Roots Music Award nominees. Combining the legendary soul of Stax and Motown with the heat and power of the Chicago and Memphis blues, Blues Arcadia deliver an uninhibited old-fashioned soul stomp revival. ... more

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