Lyle Lovett Setlists: 1997-present

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Title: The Late Show with David Letterman
Format: CD
Source: TV
Generation: 0
Length: 5
Date: 3/97
Location: New York, NY
Set list:
  1. Long Tall Texan
Note: w/ Randy Newman.
Title: Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Format: DAT
Source: DAud: Aiwa stereo lapel > D8
Generation: 0
Length: 50
Date: 6/22/97
Location: Town Park, Telluride, CO
Set list:
Format: Tape
Source: SBD
Generation: ?
Length: 120
Date: 7/7/97
Location: Filene Center, Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna, VA
Set list:
  1. Babes In The Woods
  2. Fiona
  3. Don't Touch My Hat
  4. I've Been To Memphis
  5. That's Right (You're Not From Texas)
  6. Private Conversation
  7. Friend Of The Devil (Grateful Dead)
  8. She's Already Made Up Her Mind
  9. Give Back My Heart
  10. Her First Mistake
  11. Nobody Knows Me
  12. If I Had A Boat
  13. L.A. County
  14. This Old Porch (w/ Robert Earl Keen)
  15. Good Intentions
  16. North Dakota (w/ Alison Krauss)
  17. I Can't Love You Anymore
  18. It Ought To Be Easier
  19. You Can't Resist It
  20. Church
  21. The Road To Ensenada
  22. She's No Lady
  23. White Freight Liner Blues (Townes Van Zandt)
  24. Closing Time

Title: Tonight Show
Format: DAT
Source: TV
Generation: 0
Length: 5
Date: 8/18/97
Location: Burbank, CA
Set list:
  1. Private Conversation
Note: w/ His Large Band.
Title: KBCO 20th Anniversary Party
Format: Tape
Source: FM
Generation: 2
Length: 60
Date: 11/6/97
Location: Denver, CO
Set list:
  1. Which Way Does That Old Pony Run?
  2. If I Had A Boat
  3. She's No Lady
  4. ~intros~
  5. L.A. County
  6. Nobody Knows Me
  7. Her First Mistake
  8. Family Reserve
  9. Good Intentions
  10. You Can't Resist It
  11. Closing Time (cut)

Title: Step Inside This House promo
Format: CD
Source: Studio
Generation: 0
Length: 55
Date: 1998
Location: ?
Set list:
  1. Bears
  2. ~interview~
  3. Lungs
  4. ~interview~
  5. Step Inside This House
  6. ~interview~
  7. West Texas Highway
  8. ~interview~
  9. ?Rockin' In My Arms Once More
Note: Songs (from the CD) & conversation with Lyle Lovett.
Title: World Café
Format: CD
Source: FM
Generation: 0
Length: 55
Date: 1998
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Set list:
  1. ~interview~
  2. Step Inside This House
  3. ~interview~
  4. If I Needed You
  5. ~interview~
  6. Bears
  7. ~interview~
  8. Sleepwalking
  9. ~interview~
  10. Rollin' By
  11. ~interview~
  12. Teach Me About Love
  13. ~interview~
  14. West Texas Highway
  15. ~interview~

Title: Tonight Show
Format: DAT
Source: TV
Generation: 0
Length: 10
Date: 2/9/98
Location: Burbank, CA
Set list:
  1. I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord
  2. ~interview~
Note: w/ His Large Band.
Title: Dead Man Walking Benefit
Format: DAT
Source: Aud
Generation: 0
Length: 20
Date: 3/29/98
Location: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
Set list:
  1. Promises
  2. L.A. County
  3. Lungs (w/ Steve Earle)
  4. The Road To Ensenada

Title: The Late Show with David Letterman
Format: CD
Source: TV
Generation: 0
Length: 5
Date: 5/6/98
Location: New York, NY
Set list:
  1. The Girl In The Corner
Note: w/ His Large Band.
Title: Newport Folk Festival
Format: DAT
Source: DAud: Sennheiser MKE 2002 > Denon DTR80P
Generation: 0
Length: 60
Date: 8/9/98
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Set list:
  1. Black And Blue
  2. Fiona
  3. I've Been To Memphis
  4. ~band intros~
  5. That's Right (You're Not From Texas)
  6. Private Conversation
  7. ~more band intros~
  8. If I Had A Boat
  9. Walk Through The Bottomland (w/ Nanci Griffith)
  10. She's No Lady
  11. North Dakota
  12. You Can't Resist It
  13. Church
Note 1: w/ Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas.
Note 2: 1 song w/ Nanci Griffith.
Title: Newport Folk Festival
Format: CD
Source: DAud
Generation: 0
Length: 65
Date: 8/14/98
Location: Charlotte, NC
Set list:
  1. Black And Blue
  2. Fiona
  3. I've Been To Memphis
  4. That's Right (You're Not From Texas)
  5. She's Already Made Up Her Mind
  6. Dress Of Laces (w/ Nanci Griffith)
  7. Walk Through The Bottomland (w/ Nanci Griffith)
  8. If I Had A Boat
  9. She's No Lady
  10. You Can't Resist It
  11. Church
  12. The Road To Ensenada
Note: 2 songs w/ Nanci Griffith.
Title: Newport Folk Festival
Format: DAT
Source: DAud
Generation: 0
Length: 75
Date: 8/15/98
Location: Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
Set list:
  1. Black And Blue
  2. Fiona
  3. I've Been To Memphis
  4. ~band intros~
  5. That's Right (You're Not From Texas)
  6. Private Conversation
  7. Friend Of The Devil
  8. Walk Through The Bottomland (w/ Nanci Griffith)
  9. If I Had A Boat
  10. She's No Lady
  11. ~more band intros~
  12. North Dakota
  13. You Can't Resist It
  14. Church
  15. If I Had A Hammer w/ Nanci Griffith during her set

Format: DAT
Source: DAud
Generation: 0
Length: ?
Date: 9/25/98
Location: Border's, Bryn Mawr, PA
Set list:
Format: DAT
Source: DAud: MK4 > VMS 02 IB > SBM-1
Generation: 0
Length: 120
Date: 10/8/98
Location: Paramount Theater, Oakland, CA
Set list:
  1. Rollin' By
  2. Bears
  3. Lungs
  4. Memphis Midnight/Memphis Morning
  5. Teach Me About Love
  6. Lonely In Love
  7. West Texas Highway
  8. Ballad Of The Snow Leopard And The Tanqueray Cowboy
  9. Sleepwalking
  10. More Pretty Girls Than One
  11. ~band intros~
  12. Flyin' Shoes
  13. ~more intros~
  14. If I Had A Boat
  15. She's No Lady (She's My Wife)
  16. I've Been To Memphis
  17. Church
  18. That's Right (You're Not From Texas)
  19. Texas Trilogy: Daybreak
  20. Texas Trilogy: Train Ride
  21. Texas Trilogy: Bosque County Romance
  22. Step Inside This House

    First Encore:

  23. Babes In The Woods
  24. ~still more intros~
  25. Highway Kind

    Second Encore:

  26. Family Reserve
  27. I'll Come Knockin'

Format: DAT
Source: DAud: SS DSM-6s > D8 w/ Oades pre-mod
Generation: 0
Length: 120
Date: 10/16/98
Location: Union Hall, Phoenix, AZ
Set list:
  1. Rollin' By
  2. Bears
  3. Lungs
  4. Memphis Midnight/Memphis Morning
  5. Teach Me About Love
  6. Lonely In Love
  7. West Texas Highway
  8. Ballad Of The Snow Leopard And The Tanqueray Cowboy
  9. Sleepwalking
  10. More Pretty Girls Than One
  11. Flyin' Shoes
  12. &If I Had A Boat
  13. &She's No Lady (She's My Wife)
  14. &I've Been To Memphis
  15. &*What Do You Do/The Glory Of Love
  16. &*Wild Women Don't Get The Blues
  17. &*Church
  18. &*That's Right (You're Not From Texas)
  19. Texas Trilogy: Daybreak
  20. Texas Trilogy: Train Ride
  21. Texas Trilogy: Bosque County Romance
  22. Step Inside This House
  23. Babes In The Woods
  24. Highway Kind
    & w/ Ray Herndon
    * w/ Francine Reed on vocals

Format: CD
Source: Aud: omni's, and not good ones (probably CSB's)
Generation: 0
Length: 110
Date: 10/23/98
Location: State Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Set list:
    *** CD 1 ***
  1. Rollin' By
  2. Bears
  3. Lungs
  4. Memphis Midnight/Memphis Morning
  5. Teach Me About Love
  6. Lonely In Love
  7. West Texas Highway
  8. Ballad Of The Snow Leopard And The Tanqueray Cowboy
  9. Sleepwalking
  10. More Pretty Girls Than One
  11. ~a couple of intros~
  12. Flyin' Shoes
  13. ~more intros~
  14. If I Had A Boat

    *** CD 2 ***

  15. She's No Lady (She's My Wife)
  16. I've Been To Memphis
  17. Church
  18. That's Right (You're Not From Texas)
  19. Texas Trilogy: Daybreak
  20. Texas Trilogy: Train Ride
  21. Texas Trilogy: Bosque County Romance
  22. Step Inside This House

    First Encore:

  23. Babes In The Woods
  24. L.A. County

    Second Encore:

  25. Highway Kind
Note: There's no reason to get this show when the Oakland one's out there,
with virtually the same setlist and banter (except the banter is
intelligible in the Oakland show), and a far superior sound.
Title: KGSR 8th Anniversary Concert
Format: DAT
Source: DFM
Generation: 0
Length: 65 (lp)
Date: 12/4/98
Location: Austin, TX
Set list:
Title: Sessions @ W. 54th Street
Format: VHS
Source: TV
Generation: 0
Length: 60
Date: 12/18/98 (air date)
Location: Sony Studios, New York, NY
Set list:
  1. Rollin' By
  2. Bears
  3. The Ballad Of The Snow Leopard And The Tanqueray Cowboy
  4. ~interview~
  5. More Pretty Girls Than One
  6. Flyin' Shoes
  7. If I Had A Boat
  8. She's No Lady
  9. ~interview~
  10. Church
  11. ~interview~
  12. Step Inside This House
  13. That's Right (You're Not From Texas)

  14. Transcript of Interview:
    David Byrne: I'd read that you had done some
    songwriter-in-the-round things, where a group of
    singers and songwriters get together and -- I've
    done it before, too -- on a stage and talk about a
    song, play it, and then the next person does one.
    And sometimes you react to the other people you're
    with. You played a Guy Clark song for Guy Clark
    that he hadn't been doing for a long time.
    
    Lyle Lovett: We did a half a dozen or so of those
    shows across the country. It was Guy Clark, Joe
    Ely, John Hiatt and me, and it was great fun. And
    that's really true, you don1t know what you're
    going to play next until the person before you
    plays. It's like one giant set list that you don't have
    control over.
    
    The first song Guy ever wrote was called "Step
    Inside This House," and I learned it from Eric
    Taylor, who in his early 20's moved to Houston
    and would open shows at the clubs around
    Houston for Guy and for Townes and Eric had
    learned it from Guy then.
    
    Guy played it for a time and then stopped and
    never recorded it. So, I surprised him with it one
    night.
    
    David Byrne: It's amazing that this is the first song
    he wrote.
    
    Lyle Lovett: I think so, too.
    
    David Byrne: It sounds like he must have been
    saving it, saving it, and then boom. All this writing
    comes out and it's all perfectly put together, the
    story.
    
    Lyle Lovett: Guy is such an incredible writer and I
    would never let anybody hear the first song I made
    up.
    
    David Byrne: I want to go back to Texas and
    songwriters. There's a tradition of songwriters in
    Texas who seem to be outside of trends, whether
    it's willfully or not, they're living in their own
    world writing songs that in this case resurface
    again from time to time. What does it? Something
    in the water?
    
    Lyle Lovett: I think people work in their own
    world in a way because of the audience, because
    there are lots of places to play live. Texas is not a
    music business center in the way Nashville, Los
    Angeles and New York are, even though people
    from Texas get record deals and work in the
    business. Certainly when I first started out I wrote
    for the 20 or 30 people that I thought might be at
    my show, not with the idea of having a song on the
    radio.
    
    And it's because of the songs by some of these
    songwriters, Guy Clark and Towns Van Zant and
    Willis Allen Ramsey, who were so strong in
    saying things their own way. And working outside
    the conventional music business and because other
    people got to hear them. I think it helps to
    perpetuate that kind of thinking.
    
    David Byrne: So, do you have an idea when you're
    writing a song, or a picture in your mind, of an
    audience. I mean, the writer is thinking, "I know
    these people that I've sung to before and I have
    something new to say to them."
    
    Lyle Lovett: Well, that's really it. It's a matter of
    playing the same four or five or six clubs every
    month or six weeks and knowing your loyal folks
    were going to be there and you want to have a new
    song for them. That's the way it was for me. I play
    mostly my same old stuff, but I like to throw
    something new at them.
    
    David Byrne: There's songs like "Church Song"
    that are funny, tell a story in an amusing way, and
    then there's other ones that are -- "I Can't Love You
    Anymore," for instance--that seem straight from the
    heart. Does the audience want a balance between
    the two, or are there people asking more for one
    kind of song than the other?
    
    Lyle Lovett: That's always a struggle for me to try
    to figure out because it's just a feeling. It's hard to
    just think through a show and know what to do, but
    I always enjoy trying to be funny. It doesn't always
    work, but songs like "The Church Song"-- I went to
    parochial school, Lutheran school, and grew up
    with the church, and we never got to sing that kind
    of music, gospel kind of music. We sang Martin
    Luther's stuff which is great, but to get to do a
    gospel song is fun for me. It feels sort of
    rebellious.
    
    David Byrne: (laughter)
    
    Lyle Lovett: And to tease the preacher about
    preaching too long. That's one of the things that you
    can actually tease a preacher about. There's not a
    whole lot you can pick on a preacher about.
    
    David Byrne: You sang a duet with Al Green.
    
    Lyle Lovett: What an experience. Wow.
    
    David Byrne: So, you sang together, it wasn't pass
    the tapes --
    
    Lyle Lovett: We sang together, it was MCA's
    record of duets. (We sang) A Willie Nelson song.
    Al Green had recorded it and I was very familiar
    with his version. So to step into that and to actually
    sing with Al Green was kind of intimidating. But
    he was really cool and they filmed the whole thing.
    We did maybe three takes and that was it. The
    Reverend Al Green was incredible.
    
Note 1: Sam Bush on mandolin, Mike Auldridge on dobro, Viktor Krauss on bass & Alison Krauss on guest vocals and fiddle.
Note 2: See Sessions at West 54th Website.
Format: CD
Source: DAud
Generation: 0
Length: 150
Date: 3/12/99
Location: Cheyenne Civic Center, Cheyenne, WY
Set list:
Title: The Late Show with David Letterman
Format: VHS
Source: TV
Generation: 0
Length: 10
Date: 6/29/99
Location: New York, NY
Set list:
  1. You Can't Resist It

Title: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Format: VHS
Source: TV
Generation: 0
Length: 5
Date: 8/12/99
Location: Burbank, CA
Set list:
Title: Austin City Limits: Lyle Lovett & Friends
Format: VHS
Source: TV
Generation: 0
Length: 60
Date: 2/8/00
Location: Austin, TX
Set list:
  1. Rollin' By (Lyle & Robert Earl Keen)
  2. Down That Dusty Trail (Robert Earl Keen)
  3. Poetry, Texas (Vince Bell)
  4. Hemingway Shotgun" (Lyle & Eric Taylor)
  5. Bears (Lyle & Steven Fromholz)
  6. If I Can't Get To The River (Steven Fromholz)
  7. West Texas Highway (Lyle & Michael Martin Murphy)
  8. Easy On The Pail (Michael Martin Murphy)
  9. Step Inside This House (Lyle)
  10. Red River (Guy Clark)
  11. Cold Dog Soup (Guy Clark)
  12. White Freight Liner (Lyle)
Note: See Austin Cyber Limits Website.
Title: Dharma & Greg
Format: VHS
Source: TV
Generation: 0
Length: 30
Date: 2/8/00
Location: CA
Set list:
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