Widespread Panic has announced the October 16 release of Wood, a double live CD featuring selections from the bandâ€™s first-ever fully acoustic 2012 Wood Tour. A special limited edition 3 LP Wood boxed will be released simultaneously. Wood will be available digitally and at retail.
The Wood boxed set includes 180 gram vinyl, a 12 page photo booklet with liner notes written by Widespread Panic lead singer John Bell and an exclusive limited edition color letterpress poster made at the legendary Hatch Show Print woodblock letterpress shop in Nashville, TN. Both LP and CD packages will include download codes for digital, MP3 versions of the music and booklet.
In January and February 2012, Widespread Panic embarked their final performances of 2012 with the 11-date, four-city â€œWood Tourâ€. The acoustic tour ran through the Washington, DC area, Atlanta, GA, Denver, CO and ended with three special nights at the Belly-Up Tavern in Aspen, CO. Since then Panic has been on a long-overdue hiatus for the rest of 2012.
Widespread Panic fans are sure to be pleased with the announcement of Wood. The set features acoustic versions, and some new arrangements of Panic originals, including â€œTall Boyâ€, â€œAin’t Life Grandâ€ and â€œClimb To Safetyâ€. Covers of fan favorites, such as Jimmy Cliffâ€™s â€œMany Rivers To Crossâ€ and Sonny Boy Williamsonâ€™s â€œGood Morning Little Schoolgirlâ€ are stand out highlights. Wood also features first time renditions of John Lennonâ€™s â€œThe Ballad of John and Yokoâ€ and former Animal Alan Priceâ€™s â€œSell Sellâ€ from the legendary British film Oâ€™ Lucky Man.