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Listen to a live album of Arcade Fire’s Relektor tour covers

Arcade Fire // Photo by Philip Cosores
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    Photo by Philip Cosores

    As you may have heard, Arcade Fire covered a whole bunch of covers during their world tour in support of Reflektor. By our count, the band paid homage to at least 35 different artists, from legends like Prince, Neil Young, and The Rolling Stones to contemporaries such as Feist, Wolf Parade, and Pixies. Along the way, they were joined by some special guests, including David Byrne, Mavis Staples, Marky Ramone, and Buster Poindexter himself, New York Dolls’ David Johansen.

    Hopefully Arcade Fire eventually releases a live album chronicling their epic Reflektor tour, but in the meantime, we went ahead and compiled recordings of these various covers for a bootleg live album. Do note that the sound quality isn’t always the best.

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    Tracklist:
    01. Prince – Controversy
    02. Blondie – Heart of Glass -> Sprawl II w/ Debbie Harry
    03. Dead Kennedys – California Über Alles
    04. INXS – Devil Inside
    05. Bo Diddley – Who Do You Love?
    06. The Ramones – I Don’t Wanna Go Down To The Basement -> I Wanna Be Sedated w/ Marky Ramone
    07. The Smiths – London
    08. Pixies – Alec Eiffel
    09. ABBA – Chiquitita
    10. Suicide – Dream Baby Dream w/ David Byrne
    11. Working For The Weekend -> Feist – I Feel It All
    12. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Hey Tonight
    13. Kansas – Dust in the Wind
    14. Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown
    15. Jane’s Addiction – Been Caught Stealing -> Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
    16. Buster Poindexter – Hot Hot Hot w/ Buster Poindexter
    17. R.E.M. – Radio Free Europe
    18. Fugazi – Waiting Room
    19. Boyz II Men – Motownphilly
    20. Stevie Wonder – Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
    21. This Could Be The Last Time (Staples Sisters) -> The Last Time (The Rolling Stones) w/ Mavis Staples
    22. Echo & The Bunnymen – The Cutter w/ Ian McCulloch
    23. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit -> Rococo
    24. Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F -> Normal Person
    25. The Clash – I’m So Bored With the U.S.A.
    26. DEVO – Uncontrollable Urge
    27. Wolf Parade – I’ll Believe In Anything
    28. Huey Lewis & The News – Back in Time -> Here Comes the Night Time

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