CD Bonnaroo Music Festival 2003 (CD 6649575),
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Bonnaroo Music Festival 2003

  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Sugar Magnolia - Dead
    2. High Cost of Low Living - The Allman Brothers Band
    3. Wasting Time - Jack Johnson
    4. Spoonful Weighs a Ton, A - The Flaming Lips
    5. Space Headz March - Galactic
    6. Dancefloors - My Morning Jacket
    7. She Is Not Alone - Sonic Youth
    8. Real Thing, The - Warren Haynes
    9. You and I Both [Bonnaroo Style] - Jason Mraz
    10. Walk on Me - Ben Kweller
    11. It's the Sun - The Polyphonic Spree
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Papa Johnny Road - Widespread Panic
    2. I Feel Good - James Brown
    3. Sexual Healing - Innocent Criminals/Ben Harper
    4. Seed, The - Cody ChesnuTT/The Roots
    5. Macha - Medeski, Martin & Wood
    6. Red Dirt Girl - Emmylou Harris
    7. Sleeper - Bla Fleck
    8. Rings - Leo Kottke
    9. I Should've Known Better - Nickel Creek
    10. Risen - O.A.R.
    11. Love Handles - Keller Williams
    12. Invisible - Buddaheads
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 214

  • Credits
    ProducerHank Neuberger; John Alagia
    EngineerGreg Hartman; Mark Anthony Williams; Tim Powell; Bill Plummer

    This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
    Recorded live at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, Tennessee, June 13-15, 2003.
    Audio Mixers: Robert Battaglia; Hank Neuberger; Jeff Juliano ; John Alagia; John Keane; Jon Altschiller; Michael Barbiero; Richard Battaglia; Robert Carranza; Sonic Youth; Bla Fleck.
    Liner Note Author: Cristina Diettinger.
    Photographers: Douglas Mason; C. Taylor Crothers; Danny Clinch.
    Just as the world of jam bands has diversified, so has the genre's top festival, Bonnaroo. This double-disc collection of the best of 2003's performances kicks off with the spiritual leaders for the jam crowd, the Dead and the Allman Brothers Band, kicking it old school and delivering the perfect soundtrack to endless spinning. All of the new school (O.A.R., Jason Mraz, Ben Harper, etc.) turn in fine performances, but an especially boisterous Widespread Panic summons up that extra something while delivering its Southern-fried brand of rock. A good portion of the collection is given to bands that fall out of the usual jam band definition and judging from the audience reaction, the twists and turns were welcome. The Flaming Lips and the Polyphonic Spree's pop and rock are both ramshackle enough to fit in with the jam aesthetic and Sonic Youth's otherworldly racket sounds like a more focused and urgent version of the Dead's own "Space." The more rootsy bands (but not the Roots) suffer a bit from all getting stuck together at the end of disc two. Why did the producers feel listeners could bounce from Sonic Youth to Warren Haynes, but not from Bla Fleck to Galactic? Like any collection that attempts to pick and choose from such a diverse and long festival, Live from Bonnaroo 2003 won't have enough of the moments you want and has too many of the ones you don't, no matter what your angle. A looser definition of what is "jam" has made compiling Bonnaroo even harder, but there's enough great music here to warrant a trip to the next festival. ~ David Jeffries

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