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Til the Medicine Takes [Original recording reissued]

Widespread PanicAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)

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February 2011, Athens GA


Everybody loves surprises, that feeling of not knowing what might be around the next corner -- and that’s exactly the vibe that Widespread Panic gives off every time they unleash a new album. Sometimes that means taking listeners on a nice, smooth ride, and sometimes it means making ‘em hold on tight, but either way, it means the trip is gonna be worth it.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 27, 1999)
  • Original Release Date: 1999
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Volcano
  • ASIN: B00005ABKW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,546 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An audiophiles delight January 5, 2000
Format:Audio CD
All cliches aside, this really is an excellent effort for the boys from College Station Road. Don't talk about a sell-out! This just re-enforces their unparalleled musical ability. We all know and love them as a jam band, this is just a refreshing divergence. You can't keep yourself from listening to "One Arm Steve," "Party @ Your Mama's House," "Christmas Katie," "Nobody's Loss," "Blue Indian," and the new CLASSIC "The Waker," over and over again. It just makes you wanna curl up with your favorite beer and watch the world go by. Go see them live, please. If you don't like WSP, then you just don't get it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First impressions definitely make a difference! January 11, 2006
Format:Audio CD
When I first discovered Widespread Panic back in 2001, this was the album I listened to. I was blown away with the first and second tracks, "Surprise Valley" and "Bear Gone Fishin'". It just got better and better as the album went on. Panic might take some cues from their rock n' roll predecessors, the Grateful Dead, Allman Bros. and Talking Heads, etc., but they mix it up into a sound that's all their own. After putting this album on repeat for about a month, I finally got to see them live for the first time in Jackson, MS. I was so impressed with them that I went to the next show in Little Rock, AR and I've been addicted ever since! These boys know how to make music from their hearts and souls(which is rare in this Brittney Spears plastic world)!! Some may say this type of music draws the "neo-hippie" crowd. All I know is that you meet some of best and kindest people in the world at WSP shows. Cheers to friends so near!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Has this group ever produced a more compelling, brilliantly uplifting tune than "Climb to Safety"? No matter how many times I play this album (which is a lot - more than every other WP disc I have), track 3 always captivates me with its bright chorus and irresistible melody. It's everything Panic is best at, rolled into 4-1/2 flawless minutes; a perfect topper to the killer almost-funk of "Bear's Gone Fishin'" and the soaring groove of "Surprise Valley." Wonderful stuff.
Beyond that tip of the iceberg, Till the Medicine Takes is still stuffed to the gills with excellent songwriting and hearty deep-fried rock. I haven't heard another WP album yet that's this consistently well-written, outstandingly performed and perfectly recorded. They've figured out how to walk that line between concisely melodic songs and long jams - there are plenty of blistering (not overreaching) solos, but no extended wanderings to put off the more casual fans. A couple new tricks pop up too: some gospel singing, a touch of banjo scattered around "The Waker," some prominent slide guitar coasting through "Blue Indian" and "You'll Be Fine." "Party at Your Mama's House" (apart from having a pretty cool title) is one of the most accomplished instrumentals they've done; it's smooth-flowing yet strong and exciting, the kind of stuff that makes Panic so perfect for sunny highways and cheerful days outdoors.
If I can nitpick on a couple small points (and why not, it's my review), I'll mention that there are really only two things I'd change here. One: "Christmas Katie." It's quite a good tune and not even necessarily tied to the holiday, but to me it always seems out of place since I consider WP to be prime spring/summer listening material.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Medicine that makes you feel GOOD December 24, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This album truly makes you feel good.. with a little jazz, rock, folk, and awesom lyrics that soothe the soul. WP could never be considered "sell-outs" because no one does what they do and they don't do anything that anyone else does. Climb to Safety and One Arm Steve are HIGH rollers and classic WP. Space Wrangler is what got me hooked, but TTMT will keep me addicted. It will definatly make you want to leave whatever you are doing the moment you hear the opening jams and head for the nearest live show. You have to see them live to truly appreciate what WP is all about- could I suggest Red Rocks in Morrison, CO. It will open your mind up to all kinds of new things. WP is a way of thinking and living... a laid back attitude laced with love and harmony and this CD epitomizes that spirit. Keep jammin' guys! I love this CD.. it's your best yet!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Panic show off serious range! February 10, 2001
Format:Audio CD
What a classy album! A very different outing from the boys on this their 6th studio release. The songs are tight and the jamming is condensed compared to past efforts, which may or not appeal to you. I think the fellas rose to the challange of doing shorter songs (most are under 5 minutes) while throwning tons of raw emotion into their playing. The material spans straight ahead rocking jams ("Surprise Valley", "Climb to Safety", "One Armed Steve"), New Orleans influenced "Christmas Katie", Bluegrassy twang ("The Waker"), mellower tunes ("Nobody's Loss", "You'll be Fine"). Til the Medicine Takes also comes across as a true group effort with Mikey, JoJo, and Todd taking on some lead vocal roles to compliment JB's gravelly howls. You just can't go wrong with this CD (probably second best behind their self titled album): the playing is undeniably top notch and the songs are great. See 'em live and you'll be forever hooked.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 11 days ago by paipster
5.0 out of 5 stars brings back old memories of good times
one of my all time favorite CDs
Published 24 days ago by Melissa Nowland
5.0 out of 5 stars Spreadhead since '95
This is one of those rare albums in the world of Music that can be listened to all the way through without skipping any songs. Read more
Published 9 months ago by bo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
The first three tracks are good, but with Blue Indian this album takes off and doesn't touch down until the end. Read more
Published on January 17, 2012 by Doked
5.0 out of 5 stars Climb to Safety
I bought this CD for one song-Climb to Safety- for my son. It's has meaning for him (and me) -- he was delighted with the gift. Read more
Published on July 11, 2011 by PamLea
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Medicine for Weekend Hippies
Just kidding, I was making a joke about some of the delusional posts I have read in here. If you are a Widespread fan you will love this album, I mean, it is Widespread doing what... Read more
Published on July 1, 2011 by SUPERMAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Southern Fried Comfort Music
After nearly ten years of listening to "Til the Medicine Takes," I still have to say, "amazing" to this deeply involving studio gem by Panic. Read more
Published on May 22, 2010 by Drifting Along
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Studio Effort
The reviewer that trashed it because the other guys contribute vocals is off base. With the exception of The Waker, the boys do a credible job. Read more
Published on November 24, 2006 by Jbdave
2.0 out of 5 stars Appropriate title----their spaciest album

Released in 1999, this is Widespread Panic's sixth studio CD. It is 54 minutes long, and the sound quality is very good. Read more
Published on November 3, 2006 by kireviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars What the hell is that tree hugger talking about?
Widespread Panic: a real band that defines an entire generation of people. Weekend Hippies? What the hell is that guy talking about? Read more
Published on February 1, 2006 by M. Cameron
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