Pre-order Drive-By Truckers’ new live album It’s Great To Be Alive! at their website.
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“A lifetime of crazy nights in clubs and serious days in the studio has yielded 10 studio albums and more than 2,000 set lists for this band, as well as the considerable distinction of having taken Southern rock into the future.” – Ann Powers, NPR Music
“My plan at this point is to play in this band for the rest of our lives.” – Patterson Hood
“Once upon a time my dream was to play in a Rock and Roll Band…” begins the Patterson Hood-penned liner notes of the Drive-By Truckers new 5 LP / 3 CD live record. A deluxe album recorded over three nights at San Francisco’s historic Fillmore Auditorium, It’s Great To Be Alive! is 35 tracks of Drive-By Truckers history.
NPR Music announced the album today; you can find the live version of “Birthday Boy” and Ann Powers’ Q&A with Patterson regarding the record and the band’s extensive history HERE. The album is now also available for pre-order at iTunes and the band’s website.
“We originally began thinking of ‘The Live Album’ (as we called it for several years) as first and foremost a collection of songs spanning our entire career as DBT,” Patterson explained further in the liner notes. “Part of the joy of this incarnation of the band has been digging back and seeing what this band can do with songs from various periods of our history. I’m proud of every lineup we’ve had and of the records that we’ve made, but this incarnation has brought a primal energy and personal camaraderie to the process that takes it all to new levels and we’ve been really excited about capturing that.”
Two versions of this release will be made available; It’s Great To Be Alive! is the full 35-track record as a five vinyl / three CD set and This Weekend’s The Night is a two vinyl, thirteen track version.
In addition to this massive record the band will also be hitting the road this August; all upcoming dates including those with Alabama Shakes can be viewed at the band’s website.