Slowed down, stretched out and injected with a blues-y Saturday-nite feeling, this version of Ryan Adams’ ode to his adopted hometown is one of my favorites. Recorded for The Loft Sessions on XM Radio, this was recorded in April of 2005, just before the band embarked on the tour in support of Cold Roses.
It’s when Mr. Adams and The Cardinals were at their playing peak (if you ask me). I have a few concerts from this particular era, and their cohesiveness is evident on each.
Ryan Adams and The Cardinals – New York, New York (The Loft Sessions) (mp3)