Feist: The Red Demos

March 17, 2007 at 6:07 am (Feist, mp3s, Red Demos)


In 2002-2003, after she released Monarch, Feist recorded a set of songs now known as the red demos. While they would all go on to be released on later albums, the Red Demos are still interesting in their production. Essentially, they’re stripped down versions of their later selves. Gone are the jazzy, upbeat elements, replaced by a darker, Cat Power-esque tone. Among the most interesting demos is ‘Leisure Suite’; a name is almost all it shares with the version we know from Let It Die. Also, ‘The Eastern Shore’, while not released on Let It Die, will be present on The Reminder, renamed ‘The Water’. It’s fascinating to see such stark, gloomy versions of songs we know so well.

Feist – Intuition.mp3

Feist – Leisure Suite.mp3

Feist – Mushaboom.mp3

Feist – The Eastern Shore.mp3

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  1. zach said,

    thank you very much!

  2. CTel said,

    Bandwidth exceeded 😦

  3. zed said,

    I’d love to hear these tracks. Get some more bandwidth!

  4. Sean said,

    1: I think you have just the right amount of bandwidth
    2: Thanks for the awesome version of leisure suite

  5. kebove said,

    These links are still working for you guys, right?

  6. zed said,

    Nope – still funks out at 28%.

  7. Ctel said,

    Links are a bit flakey and although some d/ls died after 1mb, others did proceed to a successful conclusion. Thanks.

  8. kebove said,

    Sorry, I’ll throw them in a zip later.

  9. richardz said,

    links are dead. 5/6/07

  10. Shameless Complacency : smartarded said,

    […] Complacency is a great music blog I found today. From it, in one sitting, I got a stripped-down version Feist’s Mushaboom (!), the new Spoon single (!!), the new Go! Team single (!!!), the new Pumpkins single (!!!?), and […]

  11. Tiff said,

    You find the Red Demos Intuition at

    and the Red Demos Eastern Shore at

    Just stream and save / record the output, using Audacity or something.

  12. deirdre said,

    Desperately seeking for the Red Demos for a couple of months already. Can anyone help?

  13. mlbassbg29 said,

    For all still seeking “The Red Demos”, I found them early this morning after searching all night for them. Enjoy!

  14. mlbassbg29 said,

  15. B said,

    please reup that RS file plz πŸ™‚

  16. That Guy said,

    Could you get the Red Demos link working again, pretty please? πŸ˜€

  17. mlbassbg29 said,

    Red Demos once again.

  18. zach said,

    would be great to see a link again.

  19. Teatro Triste del Clown » Blog Archive » 2807. “The Water (Red Demos)” by Feist said,

    […] The Red Demos are a few tracks that Feist recorded in 2002-03. Among them is a track called “The Eastern Shore,” which was remade as “The Water” on The Reminder, and is included in the iTunes release as a bonus track. […]

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