The Tigers Have Spoken


The Tigers Have Spoken

  • Label: Anti-


  1. If You Knew

  2. Soulful Shade of Blue

  3. Hex

  4. Train From Kansas City

  5. The Tigers Have Spoken

  6. Blacklisted

  7. Loretta

  8. Favorite

  9. Rated X

  10. This Little Light

  11. Wayfaring Stranger

  12. Tigers Are Noble


Recorded over seven nights and at three different venues in Chicago and Toronto, The Tigers Have Spoken finds Neko backed by a full band featuring The Sadies and steel guitar whiz Jon Rauhouse and special guests Kelly Hogan, Carolyn Mark, Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops, Paul Morstad, and Brian Connelly. While The Tigers Have Spoken is a live album, it is not your typical career retrospective — only two of the eleven songs are from Neko’s back catalogue. In addition to two new original compositions, Neko wraps her powerful pipes around a surprising collection of covers written by artists like Buffy Saint Marie, Loretta Lynn, the Shangri-La’s and Freakwater’s Catherine Irwin. The set closes with impassioned versions of the standards, “Wayfaring Stranger” and “This Little Light”, which Neko forever makes her own.