Live at the Moody Theater

Live at the Moody Theater

by Warren Haynes
     
 
For those who attended any concert on the Warren Haynes Band's tour in support of the brilliant Man in Motion, this three-disc package -- one DVD and two CDs -- is your keepsake. The set features stretched-out versions of all but one track from that album performed live at Austin's Moody Theater in 2011. In addition, his

Overview

For those who attended any concert on the Warren Haynes Band's tour in support of the brilliant Man in Motion, this three-disc package -- one DVD and two CDs -- is your keepsake. The set features stretched-out versions of all but one track from that album performed live at Austin's Moody Theater in 2011. In addition, his killer sextet offers readings of two tracks from Haynes' first solo album, Tales of Ordinary Madness, a new version of Gov't Mule's "Frozen Fear," and a host of great covers: from Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" and Jimi Hendrix's "Spanish Castle Magic" to Steely Dan's "Pretzel Logic." Haynes' live band is a crack outfit. There is an augmented guest horn section on two cuts, and Ian McLagan plays guest keys on three. The performance is kinetic, long, engaged, expertly played, and raw. But as fine as these performances are, they highlight the vast differences between studio and live records. The songs from Man in Motion were written as expressions of his life-long love of soul, early funk, and R&B-drenched blues, and reflect their profound influence on him as a musician. They were also written with the great songs Haynes admired in mind: songs that were meant to be played on the radio. They're beautifully constructed, hooky, catchy, and laced with fat grooves. The grooves are still there and they're still fat on Live at the Moody Theater; only they're stretched -- with lots of guitar soloing, organ, and sax improvs -- to eight-, nine-, ten-, and even twelve-minute jams. As a result, the craft in the MIM songs get a bit lost inside all that killer jamming. That's not a complaint, it's reality. Thankfully, the amazing backing vocals of Alecia Chakour (somebody should sign and record her) and Ron Holloway's tenor sax playing keep the soul in this mix. The only real problem is the inclusion of "Soulshine"; it's on every live record Haynes has ever released. He should get over that tune -- everyone else has. The DVD in the set, which offers a visual of the entire show and two bonus rehearsals for "Patchwork Quilt" and "Hattiesburg Hustle," reveal a band that still pulls out all the stops, playing with maximum emotion as well as skill. If another high-quality live offering from Warren Haynes is what you seek, then Live at the Moody Theater will reward you abundantly.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/24/2012
Label:
Fantasy
UPC:
0888072333895
catalogNumber:
33389
Rank:
13500

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Man in Motion
  2. River's Gonna Rise
  3. Sick of My Shadow
  4. A Friend to You
  5. On a Real Lonely Night
  6. Invisible
  7. Take a Bullet
  8. Hattiesburg Hustle
  9. Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday

Disc 2

  1. Frozen Fear
  2. Dreaming the Same Dream
  3. Pretzel Logic
  4. Fire in the Kitchen
  5. A Change Is Gonna Come
  6. Spanish Castle Magic
  7. WHB Intro
  8. Tear Me Down
  9. Your Wildest Dreams
  10. Soulshine

Disc 3

  1. Intro
  2. Man in Motion
  3. River's Gonna Rise
  4. Sick of My Shadow
  5. A Friend to You
  6. On a Real Lonely Night
  7. Power & the Glory
  8. Invisible
  9. Take a Bullett
  10. Hattiesburg Hustle
  11. Everyday Will Be Like a Holiday
  12. Frozen Fear
  13. Dreaming the Same Dream
  14. Pretzel Logic
  15. Fire in the Kitchen
  16. A Change Is Gonna Come
  17. Spanish Castle Magic
  18. WHB Intro
  19. Tear Me Down
  20. Your Wildest Dreams
  21. Soulshine
  22. Patchwork Quilt
  23. Hattiesburg Hustle

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Warren Haynes   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Ian McLagan   Keyboards,Guest Appearance
Ron Holloway   Tenor Saxophone
Alecia Chakour   Vocals
Carlos Sosa   Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Reggie Watkins   Trombone,Guest Appearance
Terence Higgins   Drums
Grooveline Horns   Guest Appearance
Nigel Hall   Keyboards,Vocals
Ron Johnson   Bass
Fernando Castillo   Trumpet,Guest Appearance
Nigel Hall   Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

William Bell   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Donald Fagen   Composer
Warren Haynes   Composer,Producer
Walter Becker   Composer
Chris Austin   Stage Technician
Brian Farmer   Guitar Techician
Jimi Hendrix   Composer
Ziggy Marley   Composer
Jimmy Hole   Art Direction
Stefani Scamardo   Executive Producer
Peter Banta   Tour Manager
Larissa Collins   Art Direction
Adam Garner   Video Editor
Jeff Anders   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Freddy Fletcher   Producer
Jamie Muth   Monitor Engineer
Conor McAnally   Video Director

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