On Friday 22 February, inakustik will release three a compilation of three rare previously unreleased German concerts recorded and filmed in 1989, 1995 and 2000, from the Canadian blues rock guitarist, Jeff Healey.
Entitled "Jeff Healey - As The Years Go Passing By: Live in Germany 1989 - 1995 - 2000", the concerts will be released as a 3 CD-set and as a Deluxe Edition 3CD + 2DVD. The latter includes an extensive booklet with contributions from the participating musicians and rare photos.
The three concerts, "Ohne Filer Extra" (1989), "Extraspät in Concert" (1995), and "Ohne Filter Extra" (2000), give an insightful look into the evolution of Jeff Healey; a document of an outstanding guitarist in three distinct phases of his career. The concerts are presented as they were performed, live without the aid of studio intervention. Spanning over eleven, they document different periods of the Jeff Healey Band.
"With the fifth anniversary of Jeff's passing coming up on 2nd March 2013, we were looking for a special way to commemorate and help celebrate Jeff's life and legacy," says Jeff's widow, Cristie Healey. "In preparing for this release, it was important to include the participation of as many of the performers involved. Jeff's friends and colleagues have enthusiastically shared their memories of the concerts which help make this rare live compilation extra special."
"The Jeff Healey Estate is very proud to endorse this release. It's the first collection of archive material to be officially released with the approval of the Healey Family since Jeff left us all too soon. We are privileged to continue the legacy of his immense efforts, incredible talent and sheer love of music, for everyone to enjoy."