Neal Francis

Francis Comes Alive

Chicago, IL

Mar 25, 2023

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Francis Comes Alive is the first official live recording from acclaimed musician Neal Francis. Recorded live at a sold out show at Chicago's Thalia Hall, Francis Comes Alive is an electric body of work. Francis expanded his normal quartet into an eleven-piece freight train of a band featuring a horn section, percussion, backup vocalists, and keyboards. Ever the analog purist, the album was recorded direct to 1" tape, mixed by Chris Connors (Bartees Strange, Lady Wray, El Michels Affair), and mastered by JJ Golden. Francis and company tear through twelve original songs, drawing from his debut album Changes and his sophomore album In Plain Sight. There are no edits, nor overdubs--this is Francis at his best. A full concert film directed by Alec Basse will follow later this year.


rickyspanish 11/9/2023 5:45:21 PM

"Absolute fire! The real del here. "

Scott f 11/8/2023 6:34:23 PM

"Can’t stop listening, first live stuff I have heard and I feel like this is a performance of a lifetime for Neil! I live in Chicago and my neighbor offered me a ticket, sad I passed on this show"

MorningBugle 11/7/2023 11:03:55 PM

"Neal Francis and his band are a must see"

ICCULUS 11/6/2023 11:37:27 AM

"That hot hot Neal fire, so happy we finally got a live release of this band. More live Neal! This guy read the book."


Setlist at Francis Comes Alive, Chicago, IL on Mar 25, 2023

Set One

Say Your Prayers 419


Alameda Apartments 383


Changes, Pts. 1 & 2 435


She's A Winner 391


Prometheus 481


Very Fine, Pts. 1 & 2 465


Can't Stop The Rain 263


Don't Want You To Know 296


Problems 284


This Time 364


Sentimental Garbage 578




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