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This band started in 1986, so it isn't like they're 'new' or anything like that. They play a certain style that seems to be all their own - something akin to that of the Grateful Dead. I would say they're sort of a Jam Band in their overall execution - lots of fairly long, extended songs based on a catchy, infectious groove. The more I listen to them, the more I like them - nice to be able to say that.
Mr. Herring was brought in to replace their original lead guitarist who died young from pancreatic cancer. I'm not overly familiar with their earlier work so I can't say anything as to a comparison between the two. However when Guitar Player magazine does a feature article on you, you've got some chops.
One cool aspect of the band is that no one person is ever put up as the MAIN GUY. All musicians get their place in the sun, and every one is definitely a master of his instruments.Read more ›
As one reviewer has already mentioned, SELL, SELL is angry and hypnotic, with virtuosic performances from all sides of the ensemble. But the covers work, too. THE BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO is a song filled with universals, and that's the stuff on which the band chooses to focus.
While the packaging is spare, the discs arrive in pristine condition along with a coupon code to download an mp3 version of the album with a more extensive booklet. The sonics are just fine for live outings, particularly with cuts drawn from so many locales, dates and performance spaces.
As this band emerged, they evolved from a bluesy jam band to an ensemble rooted in jazz and classic rock. In the process, they have demonstrated on these two generously-timed discs, a virtuosity, drive and quiet rage that will appeal to fans of Tedeschi-Trucks, Warren Haynes, Little Feat (retro) and the Allman Brothers.
The only caveat, perhaps, is that some vocalists are stronger than others, but ain't it true?
Purchase without fear, and enjoy.
Somehow I was reluctant to get this, not sure what to expect really, maybe thinking acoustic WSP would mean dull and slow? I sure was wrong! This is a really diverse and well recorded set of dynamic and lively songs, including many great covers (like The Ballad of John and Yoko, Many Rivers to Cross, Good Morning Little School Girl, and Fixin' to Die, with Col Bruce Hampton!), and originals. WSP is such a prolific band that there will always be favorite songs we don't hear in such a show, but this is a great mix. It's acoustic, but doesn't necessarily sound so, being full and rich and complex sounding. In the end I don't miss the non acoustic leads.
For any committed fan of WSP, this is a must. Even for others who just like good, tightly performed classic rock this will be a welcome treat. And it's a great price for a 2 disc set. I just wish it included an extra DVD from the shows. They'll probably release that separately later this year, and I wouldn't be surprised if there is a slightly different set list. Till then, let the music spin and spread...
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for some reason I thought there would be more acoustic versions of their songs but still enjoyed it. Probably a must have for WSP fans.Published 11 months ago by mglees
I listen to the Allman Bros., Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Gov't Mule, Grateful Dead, etc.. I never really enjoyed Widespread Panic as much as those........... until now !! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Michael J. DeVoge
Exactly what I ordered, delivered very quickly and was a great gift for my husband on our first wedding anniversary. Thank you so much!Published 18 months ago by JaimeGriffin