Top of the World Tour: Live

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Documenting the Dixie Chicks' acclaimed 2003 world tour, Top of the World: Live was recorded live onstage during the North American leg of the tour. The double-disc set features 22 songs, representing each of the Chicks' past three multi-platinum albums. Released concurrently is an 18-track DVD, also called Top of the World: Live, which also includes a bonus video, "Top of the World."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Dixie Chicks were indeed on top of the world when they launched their supporting tour for their chart-topping 2002 album, Home. As the tour rolled on, they stepped into some controversy, as lead singer Natalie Maines ...
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Documenting the Dixie Chicks' acclaimed 2003 world tour, Top of the World: Live was recorded live onstage during the North American leg of the tour. The double-disc set features 22 songs, representing each of the Chicks' past three multi-platinum albums. Released concurrently is an 18-track DVD, also called Top of the World: Live, which also includes a bonus video, "Top of the World."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Dixie Chicks were indeed on top of the world when they launched their supporting tour for their chart-topping 2002 album, Home. As the tour rolled on, they stepped into some controversy, as lead singer Natalie Maines claimed during the buildup to the 2003 Iraq War that the trio was ashamed to be from the same state as President George W. Bush, leading to a prolonged talk radio-fueled media firestorm that hurt their image within country, even as it didn't diminish their sales. Still, it was hard for them to avoid the spotlight, and Maines even seemed to court it as she baited arch nemesis Toby Keith during the Country Music Awards, and it's to their credit that during this hectic year they produced music as good as that captured on the double-disc live souvenir Top of the World Tour: Live. Spanning no less than 22 songs recorded on a variety of dates during the 2003 world tour, the album captures a good cross section of hits and highlights from their Columbia albums, which is also a good representation of their set list for the 2003 tour. While there are no surprises either in song selection or in musical approach unless a cover of Bob Dylan's "Mississippi" or an appearance from Emmylou Harris counts, and while the performances aren't all that different than the studio sets, it's nevertheless a solid, enjoyable listen that contains all of the Dixie Chicks' big songs, thereby revealing both the breadth and depth of their repertoire. And, as an added bonus, there's a nice visual allusion to the turmoil of the previous year in the liner notes -- a nice picture of the trio posed defiantly in front of Freedom Hall. It's a nice added touch to an already winning set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/21/2003
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 827969079423
  • Catalog Number: 90794

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dixie Chicks Primary Artist
Emmylou Harris Background Vocals
Matthew Brubeck Cello
Roscoe Beck Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Fretless Bass Guitar, Upright Bass
John Gardner Percussion, Drums, Tambourine, Snare Drums, Djembe
David Grissom Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Leader, Background Vocals, Guitar (12 String Electric), Guitar (Electric Baritone)
John Mock Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Concertina, Electric Guitar, Tambourine, tin whistle, Irish Whistle
Lorenza Ponce Violin, Leader
Michael Rhodes Bass
Brent Truitt Mandolin, Background Vocals
Robby Turner Dobro, Steel Guitar, Background Vocals
Linda Ghidossi de Luca Viola
Henry Metcalfe Organ
Keith Sewell Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Background Vocals, Soloist
Natalie Maines Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
John Deaderick Accordion, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Background Vocals
Emily Robison Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Electric Guitar, Vocal Harmony, Group Member
Hiroko Taguchi Violin
Roger Cabot Organ
Jason Deleu Organ
Todd Green Organ
Bob House Organ
Martie Maguire Fiddle, Mandolin, Viola, Soloist, Vocal Harmony, Group Member
Ryan Merfy Organ
Richard Randall Organ
Amy Tinkham Staging
Technical Credits
Marty Stuart Composer
Matraca Berg Composer
Tex Ritter Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Maria McKee Composer
Stevie Nicks Composer
Mike Henderson Composer
Dennis Linde Composer
Troy Johnson Composer
Radney Foster Composer
Dixie Chicks Producer, Executive Producer
David Crosby Composer
Patty Griffin Composer
Marcus Hummon Composer
Bryan Jones Guitar Techician
Richard Leigh Composer
Lloyd Maines Composer, Producer
John Mock String Arrangements, Cello Arrangement
Marshall Morgan Composer
Lorenza Ponce String Arrangements
Fred Remmert Engineer, Mastering
Bruce Robison Composer
Darrell Scott Composer
Maia Sharp Composer
Randy Sharp Composer
Stephony Smith Composer
Jane Richter Contributor
Annie Roboff Composer
Darryl K. Roberts Video Images
Kevin Reagan Art Direction
Ken Mitchell Contributor
Todd Sullivan Road Manager
Fern Alvarez Engineer
Martie Seidel Composer
Mark Selby Composer
Tia Sillers Composer
Natalie Maines Composer
Terri Hendrix Composer
Emily Robison Composer
Tanya Ross-Hughes Contributor
Richard Dixon Contributor
Tom Cusimano Contributor
Russel Felton Lighting Assistant
Frank Hartford Composer
LeRoy A. Bennett Production Design
Johnnie Branham Monitor Engineer
Richard Coble Tour Manager
George Elizondo Video Director
Brad Ervin Engineer
Drew Finley Programming
Bill "Frosty" Frostman Lighting Assistant
Jason Hill Drum Technician, Percussion Technician
Kevin "Kap" Kapler Engineer
Benny Kirkham Lighting Director
Andrea Mack Lighting Assistant
Kim Maguire Cover Photo
Martie Maguire Composer
Jeff Mauss Tour Accountant
Tom Oatley Guitar Techician
EJ Wojtowicz Contributor
Mindi Pelletier Road Manager
Brian Rachko Engineer
Scotty Reikowsky Monitor Engineer
Lawrence Rupp Contributor
Richard Schoenadel Engineer
Stephen Schumi Lighting Assistant
Carl Tovey Stage Manager
Amy Tinkham Choreographer
Troy Takagi Merchandising
Luis Lopez Video Images
Susan Gibson Composer
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  • Posted October 28, 2014

    My view of the Dixie Chicks is  a tad skewed because i traveled

    My view of the Dixie Chicks is  a tad skewed because i traveled with them on their tour in 2003. I was in 65 shows in the U.S. and eight shows in Canada. They were exceptional because of my view of country music is that it is highly talented and praiseworthy.
    The girls were great. Their singing was very good to excellent. their music was highly enjoyable and their attention to their fans was excellent as well. Their personal opinions were not an issue with me because I was one of three bodyguards assigned to their protection. All three ladies were ladies first and they treated us very well.  Its been a while now since we travelled with them and I personally listen to their songs daily,where I work now on a large ranch in northern San Diego. I'm a security specialist on the thirty-seven square mile ranch and alone most of the time and enjoying their music along with other country songs satiating my mind at the cusp of heaven's gate. I'm writing this review because I have just wrote a book on my life as a ghetto cop and sergeant in the south and east Los Angeles area. I liked their songs and their personal attitudes as we spent four months together on the road. I mentioned in my book that I hope they get back together because their fan base was excellent. Virtually no problems occurred as we travelled the entire U.S. They cheered the girls all along the way and behaved great. I know that if they ever get back together they will have a large fan base from the get go. Marty McGuire was my charge and she was magnificent with her fiddle/ violin. I'm sure a lot of folks are hoping the Dixie Chicks will get back together and create a reemergence of their songs that will be highly successful. I'm associated with them since the road trip but because of my book and who have read my book really like my stories. The Dixie Chicks were a part of my life, four months on tour, and are mentioned in my book along with other notable and highly praised actors and actresses. With the exposure of my book I hope most of the "Chicks" fan base, will join with me in a plea to suggest they get back together so we can enjoy their songs again. This writing is a start and if their fan base care to join me with this plea, please go head and start now with you own opinions of the absence of their songs and E-mail them and let them know you agree with me. Lawrence J. Rupp
        

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Chicks Prove Freedom

    These outspoken, amazing musicans have proved how amazing the daring sense of freedom can be, and how great blurgrass music can be melted into pop culture. A must have, the Dixie Chicks are amazing!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent Music - Great Value

    If you're reading this you already know the Chicks are phenomenally talented and that their music is great. This CD is a bargain. Twenty-two excellent songs, performed live, at one low price. However, if you're cash-strapped and HAVE TO CHOOSE, buy the DVD instead - then you get to SEE them perform most of these songs and get the wonderful, heart-breaking Top of The World music video as a bonus. If you can buy both the CD and the DVD, though, please do. Aside from giving yourself the gift of their amazing talent, you'll be showing support to a group that has been virtually banned from most radio stations.

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