Saturday, August 23, 2008

49:00-43:55= 5:05

If you recently tried clicking the links to download the new Paul Westerberg recording you may have been met with disappointment. 49:00 is no longer available for download on and Tunecore, it was removed sometime during the first week of August. Both sites don't offer any explanation and I haven't heard or read any official reason about why the download was removed. There is a lot of speculation, but I suspect it might have to do with copyrights more specifically for the "medley" at 39:46 which contains a few seconds of Paul performing various cover songs. An interesting article from KCRW's: News Collage of the Week discusses this issue about 49:00.

On Tunecore, 49:00 was replaced with the song 5:05, which I guess is the other 5 minutes and 5 seconds missing from 49:00. (the album really clocked in at 43:55... get it?) This song is available for .99 or $5.05, you choose, it's the same song regardless of what you spend. I've decided to save you the money and I'm posting both the song 5:05 and the (now) hard to find recording of 49:00 in it's entirety, but in two parts. (If you burn the two parts to disc make sure you click off the 3 second gap on your software) I've been listening to this album often and it gets better every listen and in my option it's sure to be a classic...get it while you can!

49:00 (part 1)
49:00 (part 2)


ate2zee said...

Thanks for 5:05! I have 49:00, but was 4 years late in hearing about 5:05. I've not been able to find 5:05 anywhere but here. Don't know if you're aware that Paul Westerberg dropped a new MP3 "My Road Now" last Friday. The song is book-ended with vintage PW mutterings.

binky said...

Thanks, this is the first I've heard of the new song. I've downloaded it and I'll share here.

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