As a special Record Store Day Black Friday exclusive, for the very first time, “A Thousand Miles Behind” is being released on vinyl on Nov. 27 in the US and Canada. This album of live covers includes songs like Bruce Springsteen’s “Streets of Philadelphia” and Johnny Cash’s “Long Black Veil”, recorded live on tour between 2001-2007. Each vinyl copy includes a free digital download of the album, and features personal liner notes with the story behind each choice of track. For more info, visit: http://www.recordstoreday.com/
SiriusXM today announced that David will perform a private show for SiriusXM listeners at the Sonos Studio in Los Angeles.
The exclusive performance will feature David playing an acoustic set featuring songs from his newest album Mutineers, as well as classic songs from throughout his career. Gray will talk with SiriusXM host Richard Blade and SiriusXM listeners about the stories behind the songs that he performs.
The special performance, “SiriusXM’s Coffee House Live with David Gray,” will air on SiriusXM’s The Coffee House, channel 31, on Thursday, July 23 at 7:00 pm ET. The broadcast will also be available through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com.
David will also host a special guest DJ session on The Coffee House. The personally curated playlist will feature songs that inspired Gray as a child and helped shape his career. The special guest DJ will be available on SiriusXM On Demand beginning Thursday, July 23 through the SiriusXM App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. The guest DJ session will also rebroadcast on SiriusXM’s 1st Wave, channel 33.
The Coffee House plays singer-songwriters and rare acoustic versions of songs. Listeners will hear Jack Johnson, Passenger, Norah Jones, Ray Lamontagne, Ed Sheeran, Damien Rice, Jason Mraz, Vance Joy and Ryan Adams.
Sonos Studio in Los Angeles is an acoustically designed space that celebrates music listening and the intersection of music, art, and technology.
Here is a new version of “Snow In Vegas” that features David alone on his piano. David says, “Here is a new ‘promo style’ solo recording of “Snow in Vegas”. Performing it like this strips away all the clutter and lets you hear the song as it was originally written. I somehow feel a lot closer to the emotion in the song when I play it on my own at the piano, and this has been the way I’ve been singing it during recent shows. Sometimes I’ll go through a period with a song when it feels like less is definitely more. It’s raw and it’s real. Hope you enjoy.”
A new Deluxe Edition of “Mutineers” will be available from this Monday, March 2, exclusively on iTunes. This Deluxe Edition includes 6 live tracks from the iTunes Festival, and the track “Snow In Vegas (Featuring LeAnn Rimes)”. The iTunes version of “Mutineers” is also the only digital version that includes the bonus track “Nearly Midnight”.
The album “Mutineers” will also be re-released across all platforms on March 2 to include the track “Snow in Vegas (Featuring LeAnn Rimes)” along with the original 11 tracks.
I have just released a new version of “Snow in Vegas” but with a slight twist, this time around it’s sung as a duet with LeAnn Rimes. Our collaboration sprang from a chance backstage meeting during my recent US tour. Ever since I recorded the song, I’ve had the feeling that it would work really well as a duet, so when I met LeAnn and the song came up in conversation, I mentioned it to her. To my astonishment she then called up the song on her phone, pressed play and sang along in perfect harmony; I was blown away. Fast forward a couple of months and here we are.