Live from Bonnaroo 2003

Live from Bonnaroo 2003

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Bonnaroo, now the premier U.S. music festival, has spawned yet another musically diverse live collection. Recorded June 13-15, 2003, Live from Bonnaroo 2003 collects 22 songs from "the most ambitious festival this summer" (Rolling Stone). The featured performers span established artists such as the Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, and Emmylou Harris;

Overview

Bonnaroo, now the premier U.S. music festival, has spawned yet another musically diverse live collection. Recorded June 13-15, 2003, Live from Bonnaroo 2003 collects 22 songs from "the most ambitious festival this summer" (Rolling Stone). The featured performers span established artists such as the Dead, the Allman Brothers Band, and Emmylou Harris; recent big names such as Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, and Ben Harper; and alternative music titans such as Sonic Youth, the Flaming Lips, and the Roots.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Just as the world of jam bands has diversified, so has the genre's top festival, Bonnaroo. This double-disc collection of the best of 2003's performances kicks off with the spiritual leaders for the jam crowd, the Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, kicking it old school and delivering the perfect soundtrack to endless spinning. All of the new school (O.A.R., Jason Mraz, Ben Harper, etc.) turn in fine performances, but an especially boisterous Widespread Panic summons up that extra something while delivering its Southern-fried brand of rock. A good portion of the collection is given to bands that fall out of the usual jam band definition and judging from the audience reaction, the twists and turns were welcome. The Flaming Lips and the Polyphonic Spree's pop and rock are both ramshackle enough to fit in with the jam aesthetic and Sonic Youth's otherworldly racket sounds like a more focused and urgent version of the Dead's own "Space." The more rootsy bands (but not the Roots) suffer a bit from all getting stuck together at the end of disc two. Why did the producers feel listeners could bounce from Sonic Youth to Warren Haynes, but not from Béla Fleck to Galactic? Like any collection that attempts to pick and choose from such a diverse and long festival, Live from Bonnaroo 2003 won't have enough of the moments you want and has too many of the ones you don't, no matter what your angle. A looser definition of what is "jam" has made compiling Bonnaroo even harder, but there's enough great music here to warrant a trip to the next festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/30/2003
Label:
Sanctuary Records
UPC:
0060768462120
catalogNumber:
84621

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Louis Gosain   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Emmylou Harris   Composer
Gregg Allman   Composer
James Brown   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Composer
Sonic Youth   Composer
Bob Weir   Composer
Widespread Panic   Composer
Odell Brown   Composer
Bill Plummer   Engineer
Robert Hunter   Composer
Warren Haynes   Composer
Carrie Newcomer   Composer
Tim DeLaughter   Composer
Béla Fleck   Composer
Jim Fox   Engineer
John Medeski   Composer
Hank Neuberger   Producer
Mark Williams   Engineer
John Alagia   Producer
Greg Hartman   Engineer
Billy Martin   Composer
David Ritz   Composer
Eddie Reeves   Composer
Michael Ivins   Composer
Wayne Coyne   Composer
Steven Drozd   Composer
Chris Wood   Composer
Keller Williams   Composer
Tim Powell   Engineer
Richard On   Composer
Marc Roberge   Composer
Jack Johnson   Composer
Merlo Podlewski   Composer
Jim James   Composer
Ben Kweller   Composer
Alex Harvey   Composer
Jason Mraz   Composer
Kerry Black   Art Direction
Cristina Diettinger   Liner Notes

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Guest More than 1 year ago
The coolest thing about Bonnaroo is the amazingly diverse and eclectic music lineup they offer each year. With 2003 being the 2nd Bonnaroo I have been too, I was quite impressed with the lineup and I was even more impressed with the awesome sets of music I was lucky enough to catch. As with any festival, you have to pick and choose which sets of music you can see (because acts are scheduled at the same time), but with this CD, everyone has a chance to see highlights from the festival. It's a 2 CD set, so both cds are packed with music that showcase the talent and intensity of the performances at Bonnaroo. You got Widespread Panic, Allman Brothers Band, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson, My Morning Jacket, Galactic, Flaming Lips, Warren Haynes, Ben Kweller, just to name a few. I bought this cd for friends of mine who couldnt go to the festival cuz of work, and they loved it. I went to the damn festival and I adore it. Defintily a great purchase. Highly recommended