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Published: 2001/09/13

Widespread Panic Offer Jackassolantern for Halloween

Widespread Panic will release their third live album this year, Jackassolantern, on September 28. Compiled from Halloween concerts throughout the years, Jackassolantern presents a diverse mix of covers, including the Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil, Wars Slipping into Darkness, and Nellys Hot in Here. In addition, the single-disc set includes rare readings of James Browns Sex Machine and the R&B classic Ball of Confusion.

Featuring performances from famed Halloween shows in New Orleans, Chicago, and, most recently, New York City, Jackassolantern traces Widespreads fright-night tradition, which typically includes a themed stage setup and unique cover song. Though Panic has released a string of live albums while taking their first hiatus, this is the first 2004 set to include the late Michael Houser on the majority of tracks.

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