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Published: 2012/08/14

Widespread Panic to Release Double Live Album and Box Set

Widespread Panic have announced the release of a new double live album, titled Wood, featuring selections from the band’s first-ever fully acoustic 2012 Wood Tour. The tour took place in January and February of this year, with an 11-date, four-city acoustic tour ran through the Washington, DC area, Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO and closed out with a three-night run at the Belly-Up Tavern in Aspen, CO. These were Widespread Panic’s final dates before going on hiatus for the remainder of the year.

The set features acoustic versions, and some new arrangements of Panic originals, including “Tall Boy”, “Ain’t Life Grand” and “Climb To Safety,” a guest appearance by Col. Bruce Hampton on “Fixin’ to Die,” as well as covers including Jimmy Cliff’s “Many Rivers To Cross” and Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl.” Wood also features first time renditions of John Lennon’s “The Ballad of John and Yoko” and former Animal Alan Price’s “Sell Sell” from the legendary British film O’ Lucky Man.

Widespread Panic will simultaneously release Wood as a special limited edition 3 LP box set featuring 180 gram vinyl, a 12 page photo booklet with liner notes written by Widespread Panic lead singer John Bell and an exclusive limited edition color letterpress poster made at the legendary Hatch Show Print woodblock letterpress shop in Nashville, TN.

See below for the full track listing. Wood comes out on October 16.

Widespread Panic Wood Double CD Track Listing

The Ballad John and Yoko (1/25/12 Washington, DC)
Mercy (1/25/12 Washington, DC)
Imitation Leather Shoes (1/25/12 Washington, DC)
Clinic Cynic (1/24/22 Washington, DC)
Tall Boy (2/11/20 Denver, CO)
Many Rivers to Cross (2/12/20 Denver, CO)
Good Morning Little School Girl (2/10/12 Denver, CO)
Pickin’ Up The Pieces (2/10/12 Denver, CO)
Ain’t Life Grand (2/12/12 Denver, CO)

St. Louis (2/18/12 Aspen, CO)
Time Waits (2/19/12 Aspen, CO)
Sell Sell (2/19/12 Aspen, CO)
Tail Dragger (2/19/12 Aspen, CO)
Tickle The Truth (1/25/12 Washington, DC)
Fixin’ to Die (1/27/12 Atlanta, GA) (*)
Climb to Safety (1/25/12 Washington, DC)
Counting Train Cars (1/29/12 Atlanta, GA)
C Brown (1/29/12 Atlanta, GA)
Blight (1/29/12 Atlanta, GA)
End of the Show (1/29/12 Atlanta, GA)

(*) With Col. Bruce Hampton on vocals


There are 7 comments associated with this post

Chucky cheese string August 14, 2012, 14:29:46

I have a “woody” about this news….

jaimoe August 14, 2012, 17:14:47

umm no thanks. panic acoustic is a sleeper

jaimoe August 14, 2012, 17:16:34

i mean milking this one for sure. love panic but come on

Sandbox August 14, 2012, 19:09:57

Jaimoe,you are an ignorant douche!!These guys played PHENOMALLY the entire tour.I personally have boards of the entire run & they’re fantastic.“milking”? How can you honestly say that?This is the 1st release.The other one was simply a teaser that the profits went to charity.The musicianship during this tour was outsatnding.Hope WE never see you at a show.Mikey would be ashamed of your comments.STAY HOME next time…..ALL the time & never darken a WSP lot/show again you little molly sellin,gas sucking,young punk you!!

jaimoe August 16, 2012, 09:30:43

been seeing panic since 1992 sandbox. i am guessing by your comments you are the young punk selling molly in the lot. Who is we btw? We being your cool no life friends? IMO Panic acoustic gets a little boring and a box set is a over the top.

Analog Funk August 16, 2012, 11:02:38

Jaimoe: Totally entitled to your opinion. One thing to note: The sound boards on are not re-mixed. There is no post production. They are essentially what the crowd heard that night over the PA like the Porch Song releases. When they released the ’09 NYE run, they mixed the levels after the fact and created a really great recording like what they do with the Multi-track releases from the archive. I am almost certain they will be touching up the recordings for the box set and fixing any issues with the levels. If this is the case, I will be purchasing the box set even though I already have the initial SBD releases from LiveWidespread.Com

jaimoe August 16, 2012, 15:34:33

Very true analog funk the release will probably be much cleaner than the original boards in that the box would be worthy to purchase.

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