An 8-CD Anniversary Box Set to Celebrate One of the Best Live Albums is On the Way

It is Little Feat’s ‘Waiting for Columbus’

During their prime with the band’s founder, the late Lowell George, Little Feat never got the public recognition they deserved, even though they are still considered one of the greatest bands in concert. With a series of sought-after live bootlegs, Little Feat was also responsible for one of the best live albums ever, Waiting for Columbus.

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of its original release, the band is coming up with an expanded 8-CD Super Deluxe Edition, out on July 29, 2022.

According to Dig!, the expanded set will include a newly remastered version of the original double album, plus three previously unreleased concerts from the run of shows in the summer of 1977 that gave us the original Waiting for Columbus. The shows from Manchester City Hall (29/7/77), The Rainbow, London (2/8/77), and the Lisner Auditorium, Washington DC (10/8/77) show a band in dynamic, genre-hopping form, and add up to a definitive statement of Little Feat as a live band.

Little Feat originally released Waiting for Columbus on February 10, 1978. The platinum-certified double album cemented the band’s reputation as one of the premier live bands of the ’70s. When it was recorded, the group included: Lowell George (vocals, guitar), Paul Barrere (guitar, vocals), Bill Payne (keyboard, vocals), Richie Hayward (drums, vocals), Sam Clayton (percussion, vocals), and Kenny Gradney (bass).

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