Lyle Lovett: Live at the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN (01.27.92)


Here’s a nice live set from January, 1992 by Lyle Lovett. I don’t remember where I got this recording but it’s a clear and clean soundboard recording and includes a nice selection of early-ish material including one of my personal favorite songs “If I Had A Boat,” from the 1987 album Pontiac. This show also features a terrific version of “LA County” from the same 1987 release.

I couldn’t find out anything about this show but it would have been between 1989’s Lyle Lovett and His Large Band album and Joshua Judges Ruth, which came out March 1992, about a month after this concert. He previews several songs from the album and references it being released.

This show features Lovett on acoustic guitar, accompanied by bass, cello, and percussion. The song audio quality is clear and audible but the talky parts (and there are several) are very quiet. This show came to me as-is as one complete file. It did not include any source information. You know what I do. I have not done anything to it other than hoard it for many years and now pass it along for you.

“You Can’t Resist it” and “North Dakota", both from Joshua Judges Ruth are standouts for me, but this show includes a performances a performance of one of my favorite songs: “If I Had A Boat” and closes out the night with the Dead’s “Friend of the Devil.”

Definitely worth a listen.