KCRW Exclusive: Elbow — Dear Friends (Acoustic Version)

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Jason Bentley has hosted a wide array of bands on Morning Becomes Eclectic during his tenure as host of the show, but there is one live set he always talks about as being something special – Elbow.

They have actually played MBE a few times over the years, but that set of soaring beautiful ballads and rousing rock songs stuck with us and now they are headed back for an encore performance on April 15, the day before the hit the desert for Coachella (and a couple months before they open for U2 at Glastonbury!).

To celebrate, we’ve got our hands on an exclusive acoustic version of “Dear Friends“, the final track on their fifth album Build a Rocket Boys!”.

Stream the entire album as part of our Album Preview feature starting today and check out the video for “Lippy Kids” below.