Tex & CP Live in Black Dog (Live 2013)

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Noel Harrison's last ever live performance was in the village of Black Dog in Devon on October 19, 2013. Shortly after the show, he suffered a heart attack and later died in hospital.

In 2014, his wife, Lori, decided to release the recording of the show for fans to download for free.

The 90 minute performance features 23 tracks and includes Noel's final performance of his signature tune, The Windmills of Your Mind.

Other songs from the show include all of the tracks from his last album, Six Songs and others from the album Hold Back Time.

The highlight of the concert however comes after the crowd demands an encore and Noel plays an emotionally charged version of Willie Nelson's 1975 hit, Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain.

Speaking about the final song in a radio documentary in 2014, Noel's son, Will, said: "This is the very last song that he ever played in his life and when I listened back to the show I was in tears listening to it I have to confess."

Noel Harrison vocals and guitar
Phil Rossiter vocals, guitar, steel guitar

Track List:

Tennessee Flat Top Box
Miss the Mississippi
Crazy / Blue
Lone Star State Of Mind
Blue Bayou
Moon June and a Cajun Tune
Sabor a Mi
North of the Border
Adios Mi Corazon
Lunar Lullaby
The Windmills Of Your Mind
Soft Lights and Hard Country Music
Last Cheater's Waltz
The Real Deal
Barroom Girls
Leaving Louisiana
Redneck Mothers
Faster Horses
Train Songs (Medley)
Pre-Alzheimers Old Timer's Old Time Song
Bartender's Blues
Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain

Sleeve Noltes:

By Noel's wife, Lori:

This is a live audio recording of the gig Noel did the night before he died. From what I heard he put everything he had left into this show and was supremely happy with the results. For the encore Noel had chosen Willie Nelson’s “Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain”, a song I’m not aware of him ever doing in public before … how perfect he left us doing what he loved most. We should all be so lucky!


Black Dog photo by Mark Robinson