Live in the Classic City II, MM – Out Now!
Following the release of their acclaimed 11th studio album Dirty Side Down (career high Billboard chart debut), Widespread Panic and ATO Records have released the two-disc/three-vinyl set Live In The Classic City II, MM. 2010 marks the ten-year anniversary of this monumental three-night run that took place on April 1-3, 2000 at the Classic Center Theater in Athens, Georgia.
These recordings are also significant because they mark the first time Widespread Panic asked their fans, who are regularly permitted to record and circulate live performances, to refrain from recording these particular shows. Live In The Classic City II marks the first time that these performances have been made available, and even heard if you weren’t there. If you were there, you heard the debuts of Imitation Leather Shoes & E on a G. And were treated to Success Yourself, which had not been played since 1995.
Live In The Classic City II includes special guests Mike Mills (R.E.M.), percussionist Arvin Scott, producer John Keane, guitarist Eric Carter and vocalist Daniel Hutchens (Blood Kin) and vocalist Anne Richmond Boston (Swimming Pool Q’s). Chosen from the same set of dates, Live In The Classic City I was released in 2002 and went on to sell over 100,000 copies.
Live in the Classic City II Track List:
1. Travelin’ Light
3. Barstools and Dreamers (Arvin Scott on percussion)
4. This Part of Town (John Keane on pedal steel guitar)
5. Sleeping Man (John Keane on pedal steel guitar)
6. Radio Child
7. Imitation Leather Shoes
2. Rebirtha (Wade Hester on guitar)
4. E on a G
5. You’ll Be Fine (Anne Richmond Boston on vocals)
6. Big Wooly Mammoth
8. Success Yourself (Daniel Hutchens vocals/Eric Carter on guitar)
9. End of the Show (Daniel Hutchens vocals/Eric Carter on guitar, Arvin Scott on percussion, John Keane on pedal steel guitar & Mike Mills on keyboards)