In 2013, Eric Church released his first-ever live album, Caught in the Act: Live, a rowdy chronicle of his energetic, chest-thumping concerts. But a new live EP takes a different approach. Mr. Misunderstood On the Rocks Live & (Mostly) Unplugged is, as its tongue-twisting title suggests, a mainly acoustic affair. Due November 4th, the EP captures Church onstage at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, where this summer he played two sold-out shows without the bells, whistles and full band of his arena tour.
Featuring seven songs, the EP draws from Church’s latest album Mr. Misunderstood, but also features a cover of Leonard Cohen’s oft-recorded “Hallelujah.” The multiple nominee at next week’s CMA Awards also nods to a number of famous songs in “Mistress Named Music,” including portions of Bob Seger’s “Like a Rock,” Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” and George Strait’s “Troubadour.”
Mr. Misunderstood On the Rocks Live & (Mostly) Unplugged is available exclusively at Wal-Mart and walmart.com. In January, Church will launch his Holdin’ My Own Tour, a massive trek that finds the “Kill a Word” singer performing two full sets without an opening act.
Here’s the track list for Church’s Red Rocks EP:
1. “Mistress Named Music – Red Rocks Medley”
2. “Chattanooga Lucy”
3. “Mixed Drinks About Feelings”
4. “Knives of New Orleans”
5. “Kill a Word”
6. “Record Year”