KBCO Studio C celebrates its twentieth anniversary with two-CD set

Just received an advance of KBCO's Studio C 20th Anniversary Edition. The 38-song two-disc set, celebrating two decades of in-studio performances, gathers tracks from a few of the usual suspects (Dave Matthews Band, Sheryl Crow), alongside some rare gems from the likes of Jeff Buckley, Dr. John and Tom Waits, as well as some local contributions from Big Head Todd and the Monsters, DeVotchKa and Richie Furay. As with past releases, proceeds from the disc, which goes on sale for $15 on Saturday, December 6 at all nine Ultimate Electronics locations, will benefit the Boulder County AIDS Project. The compilation generally sells out in its first day, which accounts for why each purchaser is limited to two copies.

We always look forward to receiving the disc from KBCO each year, mostly because we're eager to see what the station's promotions department, which clearly puts quite a bit of effort into making sure their package stands out, has cooked up. Last year's disc, for instance, was accompanied by a customized 12-inch vinyl record bearing the station's logo, while this year's arrived with a bottle of champagne affixed with a swank label touting the anniversary, as well as the release date. From the looks of this year's efforts, though, one glaring yet amusing detail seemed to escape the promo staff this time around: the seal on top of the bottle indicates that these suds -- promoting something distinctly Colorado, mind you -- are a product of, ahem, California. (To be fair, while we're not exactly connoisseurs of the bubbly, evidently, not a lot of the stuff is made in Colorado.) -- Dave Herrera

Disc 1:

01. Death Cab for Cutie – “I Will Possess Your Heart” 02. Colbie Caillat – “The Little Things” 03. Los Lonely Boys – “Staying with Me” 04. Jason Mraz – “I’m Yours” 05. Phil Lesh & Friends – “Shakedown Street” 06. Sheryl Crow – “My Favorite Mistake” 07. Buddy Guy – “Best Damn Fool” 08. Marc Cohn – “Listening to Levon” 09. The Kooks – “Naïve” 10. Joan Osborne – “Cathedrals” 11. Peter Mulvey – “Better Way To Go” 12. Richie Furay – “A Good Feelin’ To Know” 13. Ingrid Michaelson – “The Way I Am” 14. Big Head Todd & The Monsters – “I’ll Play the Blues For You” 15. Donavon Frankenreiter – “Move By Yourself” 16. Emmylou Harris – “Gold” 17. Pictures & Sound – “Burning In the Sun”

Disc 2

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01. Melissa Etheridge – “Bring Me Some Water” (1988) 02. James Taylor – “Carolina In My Mind” (1991) 03. Kenny Loggins – “Danny’s Song” (1992) 04. Karla Bonoff – “Home” (1993) 05. Boz Scaggs – “Lowdown” (1994) 06. Lyle Lovett – “I’ve Been To Memphis” (1994) 07. Magic Dick & J. Geils – “Whammer Jammer” (1994) 08. Jeff Buckley – “Last Goodbye” (1995) 09. Matchbox Twenty – “3am” (1996) 10. Dr. John – “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” (1998) 11. Tom Waits – “Picture In a Frame” (1999) 12. Suzanne Vega – Tom’s Diner” (2001) 13. Loudon Wainwright III – “White Winos” (2002) 14. Dave Matthews – “Long Black Veil” (2002) 15. Seal – “Love’s Divine” (2004) 16. Crosby Nash – “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” (2004) 17. Donovan – “Catch the Wind” (2005) 18. Snow Patrol – “Chasing Cars” (2006) 19. Corinne Bailey Rae – “Like A Star” (2006) 20. Brandi Carlile & Indigo Girls – “Cannonball” (2007) 21. DeVotchKa – “How it Ends” (2008)

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