The second volume in the Widespread Panic Archive series will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the group’s April 8th, 1989 stop at Valdosta, GA’s The Armory. At the time Widespread Panic was a slim quartet consisting of John Bell, Michael Houser, Dave Schools and Todd Nance and still shaping future favorites like “A of D”, “B of D” and “I’m Not Alone.” In addition, at this Valdosta stop the group performed a number of classics like “Porch Song,” “Space Wrangler,” “Travelin’ Light,” “Holden Oversoul,” “Pigeons,” “Driving Song,” “Disco” and “Chilly Water,” as well as covers of the Grateful Dead’s “Cream Puff War,” Talking Heads’ “Heaven” and Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home.”
The two-disc set will be available in mid-February both online and local independent record stores. A clip of “Holden Oversoul” from the performance is also now streaming on the band’s official homepage.
More than 40 years will have passed when Reprise Records releases Sugar Mountain Live At Canterbury House 1968 as part of the continuing Neil Young Archive Performance Series. The 23-track album will be issued on November 25 and includes recordings made on both nights and offers a glimpse into the development of a legendary artist. The album includes songs that were written during his Buffalo Springfield tenure as well as newly written material that would appear on future solo albums. One of the spoken word standouts is an amusing tale of Neil’s hapless “day job” experience working in a Toronto bookstore that still brings laughs today as it did that night so long ago.
It should be noted that Sugar Mountain Live is not slated for inclusion in the long anticipated Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 (1963 – 1972). The 10-disc Blu-ray and DVD packages will be released early in 2009 with a specific date forthcoming. The legendary title track, written on Neil’s 19th birthday, is certainly a highlight as are such songs as “Mr. Soul,” “Expecting To Fly,” and “The Loner.” Just about every one of the thirteen songs included in the album came to be appreciated as touchstones of Neil Young’s brilliant songwriting prowess over the decades to follow.
Sugar Mountain Live At Canterbury House 1968 was recorded in stereo on two tracks. Its intimacy, warmth and brilliance still shine through forty years later.
1. (Emcee intro)
2. On The Way Home
3. Songwriting rap
4. Mr. Soul
5. Recording rap
6. Expecting To Fly
7. The Last Trip To Tulsa
8. Bookstore rap
9. The Loner
10. “I used to” rap
12. Winterlong (excerpt) and Out of My Mind – intro
13. Out Of My Mind
14. If I Could Have Her Tonight
15. Classical Gas rap
16. Sugar Mountain – intro
17. Sugar Mountain
18. I’ve Been Waiting For You
19. Songs rap
20. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing
21. Tuning Rap & The Old Laughing Lady – intro
22. The Old Laughing Lady
23. Broken Arrow
Exciting news out of the Live Phish camp, the historic Roxy run in Atlanta from 1993 will be released with a street date of November 18. My first Phish show, 2/20/1993, just happened to be one of the band’s most legendary shows and I couldn’t be happier. It seems everyone and their brother has the stellar SBD’s that circulate of this show, but JEMP Records is releasing the entire run, 8 discs total.
This CD of recordings from Phish’s three-show run at Atlanta’s Roxy Theater in 1993 is the first complete multiple-show release since “Hampton Comes Alive” and the magical “Island Tour” of 1998. An almost 8 ½ hour excursion. The only thing better than one night of Phish at their peak is three shows in a row and, as three-night stands go, this collection simply must be heard.
In the fall of 1978, the Grateful Dead embarked on an unprecedented journey to rock the Cradle of Civilization. Thirty years later, we commemorate this legendary trip with a 2-CD / 1-DVD set brimming with unreleased audio and video. Recorded September 15-16, 1978 at the Gizah Sound and Light Theater, the original 24-track recordings have been remastered in HDCD for superior sound quality. The DVD features more than 100 minutes of footage including 13 songs from the final Egypt show, as well as a featurette titled “The Vacation Tapes” containing never-before-seen candid footage from the trip. Special pyramid-inspired pop-up packaging includes rare photos and liner notes by longtime Dead associate Alan Trist.
Customers who pre-order through Dead. net will receive an exclusive Bonus Disc featuring eight additional unreleased tracks from the Egypt concerts! Pre-order yours today!
RELEASE DATE: September 30th, 2008
1. Tangled Up In Blue
2. Simple Twist Of Fate
3. You’re A Big Girl Now
4. Idiot Wind
5. You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome
6. Meet Me In The Morning
7. Lily, Rosemary and The Jack of Hearts
8. If You See Her, Say Hello
9. Shelter From The Storm
10. Buckets Of Rain
August 13th has historically been good to Phish. Wait… or is it, Phish has been good to August 13th? Confusion setting in… must focus… and continue.
Anyway, two of these mid-August shows have been deemed worthy of archival release.
08/13/96 Deer Creek, Noblesville, IN
Set I: The Divided Sky, Tube, Tela, Maze, Fast Enough For You, Old Home Place, Punch You in the Eye, Llama, Glide, Slave to the Traffic Light
Set II: AC/DC Bag, The Lizards, Mike’s Song> Lifeboy, Weekapaug Groove> Somewhere Over the Rainbow1, Waste2, Train Song2, Strange Design2, Sweet Adeline, David Bowie
Encore: Sleeping Monkey, Rocky Top
1 Page solo
2 Acoustic mini-stage
08/13/93 Murat Theater, Indianapolis, IN
Set I: Lengthwise, Llama, Makisupa Policeman> Foam, Stash1, Ginseng Sullivan, Fluffhead, My Mind’s Got a Mind of its Own, Horn, David Bowie
Set II: Buried Alive, Rift, Bathtub Gin2> Ya Mar, Mike’s Song3> Lifeboy, The Oh Kee Pa Ceremony> Suzy Greenberg, Amazing Grace
Encore: Highway to Hell
1 With “Weekapaug” teases
3 With “Strangehold” teases
Unfortunately I can’t offer you a download of either of these, as they are official releases, but I can tell you that they are both fantastic releases and are indeed worthy of release.
Here are their links if you want to purchase:
From Jambase: The Zappa Family Trust headed by Frank Zappa’s widow Gail Zappa, operates under the principal of AAAFNRAA: Anything, Anywhere, Anytime For No Reason At All. It’s a phrase that Frank Zappa used often in his lifetime and it serves as a guiding principle for much of the work carried out by the Trust today.
“It is a key factor in the decision-making process that governs our output,” Gail says. “Strange things happen for inexplicable reasons; we like to take advantage of the possibilities that may come from these events. We like to do that more than we like to try to figure out why they occurred.”
While traditional record labels plan release schedules months in advance, Vaulternative and Zappa Records, two labels administered by the Trust, often release albums on Zappa.com with little to no warning. Gail Zappa and archivist/Vaultmeister Joe Travers released the new compilation One Shot Deal, collated from Frank Zappa assemblages, concert tracks and outtakes from 1972 to 1981, as soon as it rolled off the assembly line in June. Similarly, the new Honker Home Video (another imprint administered by the Trust) DVD release The Torture Never Stops arrived recently with little warning.
Here’s the track listing for One Shot Deal:
1. Bathtub Man
2. Space Boogers
4. Trudgin’ Across the Tundra
5. Occam’s Razor
6. Heidelberg 1987
7. The Illinois Enema Bandit
8. Australian Yellow Snow
The Torture Never Stops comes with special cardboard No-D (think 3-D, but the opposite) glasses. The film is presented as edited by Zappa himself and as broadcast on MTV. It is the first time this film has appeared on DVD and is the most complete edit in existence of the Halloween, 1981 concert. Recorded October 31, 1981 at the Palladium in New York, the show spans 24 songs and over two hours.
The band includes Ray White, Steve Vai, Bobby Martin, Tommy Mars, Ed Mann, Scott Thunes, and Chad Wackerman. One major highlight is the fret-shredding guitar duel between Zappa and a young Vai on “Stevie’s Spanking.” The DVD also includes concert footage of “Teen-Age Prostitute” and “City of Tiny Lights,” and the music video for “You Are What You Is.” Also included is a set of temporary Frank Zappa tattoos, including the iconic, copyrighted mustache image, and, of course, the No-D glasses.
The Torture Never Stops track listing:
1. Black Napkins
3. Easy Meat
4. Beauty Knows No Pain
5. Charlie’s Enormous Mouth
6. Fine Girl
7. Teen-age Wind
8. Harder Than Your Husband
9. Bamboozled By Love
10. We’re Turning Again
11. Alien Orifice
13. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
14. You Are What You Is
15. Mudd Club
16. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
17. Dumb All Over
18. Heavenly Bank Account
19. Suicide Chump
20. Jumbo Go Away
21. Stevie’s Spanking
22. The Torture Never Stops
23. Strictly Genteel
24. The Illinois Enema Bandit
These releases follow on the heels of the Wazoo live album (see our earlier newswire here), released earlier in 2008.
The Zappa Family Trust’s mission is to celebrate and protect the legacy of Frank Zappa, the great American composer and musician who died in 1993. Expect plenty more surprises in 2008, according to the gnomes at the Zappa Family Trust.