Widespread Panic (album)

Widespread Panic is the self-titled, second studio album by the Athens, Georgia-based band Widespread Panic. It was first released by Capricorn Records and Warner Bros. Records on July 30, 1991. It was re-released in 2001 by Zomba Music Group. The album will be issued on vinyl for the first time ever on July 29, 2014. [2] The vinyl-only reissue will be distributed via ThinkIndie distribution and sold only at participating independent record stores.

Widespread Panic
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 30, 1991
GenreRock, southern rock, jam rock
Length72:57
LabelCapricorn/Warner Bros.
ProducerJohnny Sandlin
Widespread Panic chronology
Space Wrangler
(1988)
Widespread Panic
(1991)
Everyday
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

The band had originally recorded material in September 1990 at producer/collaborator/friend John Keane's studio in Athens, Georgia. This session, called Mom's Kitchen, featured the majority of the songs that would eventually be recorded for Widespread Panic, along with other tracks like "A of D", "Impossible", "Machine", "Liza's Apartment (L.A.)", "Conrad", "Contentment Blues", and "Holden Oversoul", of which the latter two were included on the reissues of Space Wrangler (1988). Mom's Kitchen, however, was never released because the band signed a six-album deal with Capricorn Records in January 1991.

Recording of the album proper took place at Emerald Sound Studios (Nashville, Tennessee), Kiva Studios (Memphis, Tennessee), and Duck Tape Music Studio (Decatur, Alabama). The album features T Lavitz on keyboards and was produced by Johnny Sandlin.

The band played the album in its entirety at the Charter One Pavilion in Chicago on September 2, 2009.

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Widespread Panic, except where noted.

  1. "Send Your Mind" (Van Morrison) – 3:00
  2. "Walkin' (For Your Love)" – 4:32
  3. "Pigeons" – 6:24
  4. "Mercy" – 6:51
  5. "Rock" – 5:10
  6. "Makes Sense to Me" (Daniel Hutchens) – 3:13
  7. "C. Brown" (Widespread Panic, Jeff Riley) – 5:55
  8. "Love Tractor" – 5:09
  9. "Weight of the World" – 4:50
  10. "I'm Not Alone" – 6:29
  11. "Barstools and Dreamers" – 9:53
  12. "Proving Ground" – 6:50
  13. "The Last Straw" – 4:41

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McDonald, Steven. Widespread Panic at AllMusic. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "WidespreadPanic.com: Back Catalog Vinyl Reissues". WidespreadPanic.com.

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