2003 Collection: Live From Austin Texas CD (2004)

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Label New West
SKU 61015383
UPC 607396605927
UPC 14 00607396605927
Format CD
Release Date 7/27/2004
Author Austin City Limits
Technical Info
Engineer Chet Himes; Michael Pollack; Steve Gerik; Greg "Gee" Stewart; John Falzarano
Producer George Couri; Jeff Kreinik; Jay Woods (Compilation); George Couri (Compilation); Jeff Kreinik (Compilation)
CatalogID NW 6059
Lable Name New West (Record Label)
Released 07/27/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 61m : 9s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Live
UPC 00607396605927
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Steve Earle (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Jason Isbell, Jack Ingram, Jack Johnson, Abra Moore, Martin Sexton, Conor Oberst, Caleb Followill (vocals, guitar); Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals (vocals, acoustic guitar); Nathan Followill (vocals, drums); Michael Stipe , Robert Randolph , Steve Winwood, Britt Daniel (vocals); Patterson Hood (guitar, background vocals); Cody Dickinson, Eric Ambel, Gamaliel Penn, Jos? Neto, Luther Dickinson, M. Ward, Marc Ford , Mike Mogis, Peter Buck , Scott McCaughey, Mike Cooley, Matthew Followill (guitar); Sean Watkins (acoustic guitar); Jon Sanchez, Jens Pinkernell, Chris Masterson (electric guitar); Chris Thile (mandolin); Sara Watkins (violin); Randall Bramblett (flute, saxophone); Mike Elam (trumpet); John Ginty (piano); Bukka Allen (organ); Mark Morris (keyboards, background vocals); Jason Yates, Ken Stringfellow, Nick White (keyboards); Will Rigby (drums, percussion); Oliver Charles (drums, background vocals); Jim Eno, Marcus Randolph, Walfredo Reyes, Bill Rieflin, Stephen Belans, Brad Morgan , Adam Topol, Pete Coatney (drums); Carlos Dasilva, Leon Mobley (percussion); Juan Nelson (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Chet Himes; Michael Pollack.
Recording information: Zilker Park, Austin, TX (09/19/2003-09/21/2003).
Author: Cameron Crowe.
Photographers: Cambria Lyn Harkey; Scott Newton.
Released, not coincidentally, just before 2004's festival, this 13-track recap of the 2003 show is an adequate, sometimes exhilarating, always interesting overview of the yearly event. With more than 130 acts playing over three days (September 19-21, 2003), this sampler barely scratches the surface. That is especially frustrating because it is 15 minutes short of the possible CD time. But everything here is well played, beautifully recorded, and indicative of the musical breadth of the lineup. Interestingly, only Steve Earle and Jack Ingram are Texas-bred. But the organizers and album compilers mix things up musically, even though all the acts are guitar-based, American (Steve Winwood lives in the U.S. now), and extol a rootsy sensibility. Anyone attracted by a live cut from one of his or her favorites will probably enjoy the rest. The set does an excellent job of introducing worthy and relatively obscure performers such as rockers Kings of Leon, singer/songwriter Abra Moore, Southern flame-keepers Drive-By Truckers, Martin Sexton, and the emo of Bright Eyes. Only Robert Randolph is joined by guests (North Mississippi Allstars' Luther and Cody Dickinson), and with the amount of cross-pollination at the festival, it's disappointing not to hear other one-off collaborations. The song choices are unusual, since no artists are represented by their most popular material. Drive-By Truckers opt for the sludgy ballad "Outfit," Bright Eyes rushes through the little-known "Spent On Rainy Days" like frontman/singer Conor Oberst needs to get to the rest room, and Jack Ingram's midtempo, simplistic "Keep On Keepin' On" probably won't end up on his greatest-hits album. Only Nickel Creek are unplugged for their "Smoothie Song" bluegrass instrumental, which is strange for a lineup so steeped in Americana. Still, this is a sturdy and consistently enjoyable compilation. With its various genres, styles, and talents, it should expose deserving new names to those who enjoy the PBS show that sponsors the event. ~ Hal Horowitz
Disc 1
1 Bad Day - R.E.M.
2 Diamonds on the Inside - Innocent Criminals/Ben Harper
3 Different Light - Steve Winwood
4 March, The - Robert Randolph & the Family Band
5 Taylor - Jack Johnson
6 Melancholy Love - Abra Moore
7 Jerusalem - Steve Earle
8 Spent On Rainy Days - Bright Eyes
9 Keep On Keepin' On - Jack Ingram
10 Molly's Chambers - Kings Of Leon
11 Outfit - Drive-By Truckers
12 Freedom Of The Road - Martin Sexton
13 Smoothie Song - Nickel Creek
Product Attributes
Artist Austin City Limits
Label New West
Music Format Compact Disc
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