Taxi Violence ‎– Unplugged: Long Way From Home

Sheer Sound ‎– SEED 141
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1 Went Down to the River 1:54
2 Devil 'n Pistol (Unplugged) 4:04
3 Unholy (Unplugged) 4:12
4 Long Way from Home 5:13
5 Waking Up (Unplugged) 3:00
6 Blue Song 3:26
7 Heads or Tails (Unplugged) 4:03
8 Between Heaven And The Deep Blue Sea (Unplugged) 2:55
9 No More No Less (Unplugged) 5:48
10 The Turn (Unplugged) 4:35
11 Venus Flytrap (Unplugged) 3:46
12 The Mess (Unplugged) 4:48
13 Untie Yourself (Unplugged) 4:12

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Besides the big festivals and loud rock shows, the band had also been booked to play many unplugged/acoustic shows. Realising that there was a demand for their unplugged sound, the band went into pre-production at Kill City Blues Studios with the aims of recording an unplugged album. Once they were ready to record, the band teamed up with Brendyn "Rusti" Rossouw at Heritage Sound Studio in Cape Town. The album was mixed by Neil Snyman and mastered by Rogan Kelsey. Songs were taken from Untie Yourself and The Turn. They were completely rearranged and pianos, strings and harmonica being added to fill out the sound. The album included three new composition, the title track "Long Way From Home" , "Blue Song" and "Between The Heavens and the Deep Blue Sea".

It was during this time that George's father Hubert died. George would go on to pen the lyrics for "Between The Heavens and the Deep Blue Sea" and the album was dedicate to Hubert van der Spuy.

Unplugged: Long Way From Home was launched in September 2011 at the Iziko Planetarium in Cape Town to very positive reviews. The album would go on to receive two South African Music Award nominations in 2012. One for Best Rock Album and another for Best Group.

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